‘Batman Vs. Superman’: Will an Injured Ben Affleck Delay Production?

Reports claim the actor sustained a leg injury that could push the start date back six weeks. Will this change the release date?
Reports claim the actor sustained a leg injury that could push the start date back six weeks. Will this change the release date?

Will production on Batman Vs. Superman be delayed by six weeks because of a leg injury suffered by star Ben Affleck? That's the rumor spreading quickly across the Internet this afternoon, though no one from Warner Bros. has stepped forward to confirm this report.

The Batman Vs. Superman production crew was alerted to the injury earlier this week, and were told to expect at least a six-week delay, putting the movie on hiatus for at least a month.

At this time, it is unclear how serious the leg injury is, or how the actor sustained it. Ben Affleck was photographed earlier this week walking around Los Angeles with his family. To see those photos: Click Here! As you can see, he doesn't appear to be in too much pain, and there is no noticeable bandage. But, the injury is apparently enough to keep him from working for a few weeks.

Batman Vs. Superman was supposed to start filming in February, but now sources close to the production say it will be closer to March. While this rumor could be completely false, Batman News, a trusted source for all things related to Batman, felt the evidence they were shown was substantial enough to report.

We will keep you updated when more on the story breaks. There is no word on if this delay will hurt or hinder the July release date. That seems doubtful, as the downtime will likely be used to focus on other aspects of the production.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25th, 2016 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.

Sources: Batman News

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Comments (16)

  1. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 It would be a bad I idea if they rushed it though. A rushed production does not make a good movie.

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  2. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic batman vs superman its just taking too long

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  3. Sean

    @lancelievense It's better that they don't rush it.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. Johnny1312

    @test-0001 bro everything you just said was straight on point good sh*t

    1 year agoby @Johnny1312Flag

  5. CelluloidDreams

    ....make it look good!..

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  6. test-0001

    Insider report....Ben Affleck is being recast, he sucks at acting. a "leg injury" yet walking around on it? Film on Hiatus for a month? They already started filming last year ....read the articles. They delayed the movie to rewrite the script ....Jason Momoa confirmed he is NOT in this movie ....if Affleck really is injured they can film the other parts to this movie and do his parts later on, no need to delay the movie by a year!...HOLY CRAP BATMAN!. This is just a huge excuse for Ben Affleck to pull out of the movie quietly and the producers give us the excuse that "His doctor told him his crime fighting days are over". Do they not know what a stunt double is for? put that guy in the costume and let him film all the fight scenes, you can't see his face anyway. Affleck can stand on his leg if he can walk around on it with his family in tow, so he can do the standing bits as Bruce Wayne and take breaks as needed.....I'm loving all of these excuses from WB and DC for this movie being delayed again and again, really wish the creators' families would take DC and WB to court and get full rights to the character back in their hands.

    1 year agoby @test-0001Flag

  7. lance123

    Can't wate no longer bring it out already

    1 year agoby @lancelievenseFlag

  8. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 What do you mean ?

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic im done with this crap this is taking too long

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  10. Sean

    @thedude1 You're probably right.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  11. TheDude1

    @themoviefanatic I would bet good money that they did this so they can shoot Batman vs Superman and the Justice League back to back.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  12. Sean

    @thedude1 I heard. That's not good at all.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  13. TheDude1

    @themoviefanatic@c-a-r-t-m-a-n@jasonkat Batman vs. Superman was just delayed until 2016.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  14. JasonKat

    well either way, batman has to fight in the movie, throw kicks and fly or jump. so depending on how bad his leg is, it should delay the film or his roles in the movie. because i really dont wanna see him limited in 1 of the biggest movies in history all because he wants to work it on a bad leg. i say delay it a few weeks, thats fine, as long as hes healthy enough to give it 100%.

    1 year agoby @jasonkatFlag

  15. Cartman

    very good,..

    1 year agoby @c-a-r-t-m-a-nFlag

  16. Sean

    Not good.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

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