The upcoming DC Comics-based film, "The Batman", starring and directed by Ben Affleck, has become an anticipated superhero film for the coming years for Batman fans ever since they saw Affleck's superb performance as the Dark Knight himself in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice film, which was released this year.

According to Movie Pilot, the release date of the latest Batman movie is due on October 2018. One of the casts of Affleck's version of the movie, Joe Manganiello, who will be playing the role of Deathstroke, skilled assassin and one of Batman's notorious enemies, praised Affleck on his skills not only as an actor, but also as a director.

"Ben's a great director, man. I mean the last movie that man directed won best picture. He's got an Oscar for writing. Like, this is all the components to go down as a... everything is lined up for a really really really great movie. Not only a superhero movie but just a great great movie" said Manganiello, according to Ben Affleck is also known to be the director of two successful films, "The Town" and "Argo", which won three Academy Awards.

Manganiello also hinted something about the Caped Crusader's new film. He mentioned that the fans will going to love Affleck's unique take on the upcoming film. "When I met Ben we sat down and we talked about, you know, the role. We talked about the movie. His take is a fresh take but I think the audience is going to be surprised.

Because it's a road that no one's really gone down that's completely integral to, you know, who Batman is. And I think it's gonna be refreshing but at the same time completely familiar. But it's going to take this franchise in a direction that I think a lot of people are going to be really happy about," said Manganiello. "It's going to be gritty and action packed and cerebral and all of those elements that people love about Batman."