It Seems The Bat-Fleck Is No Longer The Batman

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“Will he, wont he?” That has been a phrase that has been tossed around to both Warner Bros. as well as DC Entertainment representatives for nearly a year when it comes to the speculation of whether Ben Aflleck would once again don the cape and cowl for Matt Reeves The Batman film.

Now it seems that we may have that answer and to some it will be praised and to others they will be upset. That answer is seemingly that he wont, this is after the Trade’s report that Matt Reeves first script draft of his upcoming DCEU film will focus on a younger Batman thus taking Aflleck out of the role.

Reportedly Reeves turned in the draft of the first act around Memorial Day weekend. Now that is in no way a complete film and there is still a LONG way to go for a completed script. But the focus within is set to be on a younger version of the Caped Crusader. It’s been said that Affleck is highly unlikely to return at this point to the franchise.

Are you excited about this news? Are you upset? Is this the direction you want to see them go in with this film. Let us know your thoughts.

 

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Have We Just Been Told The Official Title Of “Wonder Woman 2”

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It seems as if thanks to the power of Twitter we have the OFFICIAL title for the sequel to the blockbuster hit Wonder Woman.

Both director Patty Jenkins and Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot both took to Twitter today to not only give us what seems like a confirmation of the follow-up films title but also the return of a very important character in Wonder Woman’s life.

Now in both of the tweets we see “Wonder Woman 1984” and the hashtag #WW84, so it is pretty safe to assume that “Wonder Woman 1984” will be the name of the film. As we already know that the film is set to take place in the 1980s.

But the most peculiar and HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE thing is in Patty Jenkins tweet showing the return of Chris Pine as Steve Trevor. the biggest question that is and should be asked with that is “HOW?!?!?!”. If you remember in the first film he sacrificed himself during Wonder Woman’s final fight with Ares.  He blows himself up in an airplane carrying bombs and poison. Now if you tell me that at that LAST moment a Green Lantern returned to pull him out the aircraft or that in this instance Diana is just hallucinating then I think it will all play out. If not it’s pretty much a safe bet that we will see both Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot being questioned in the form of that of Ricky Ricardo, “You got some ‘splaning to do.”

Let us know your thoughts, are you intrigued to now know the potential title of the movie and what are your thoughts on the “return” of Steve Trevor.

Main Characters Of Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern Corps Film Revealed?

Earlier today, we dropped the news that Geoff Johns was changing his position with DC, moving from President and CCO, to writer/producer, and noted his first project would be Green Lantern Corps. This afternoon, we find out even more details as his new production banner, Mad Ghost Productions lists an interesting line in regards to the movie.

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That’s right – it lists both Hal Jordan and John Stewart as the main characters, and the rumor is that it will be largely based off Johns run on the comic series, which would make sense. He spent a long time on the series, so we expect a solid story. Don’t doubt that we’ll see an expansion of the Lantern universe. The site itself also offers up more clues as to what exactly Johns plans to focus on with his change of title, so make sure to check it out in full. Your thoughts on not only Johns’ change of pace, but this direction for Green Lantern Corps? Let us know!

Geoff Johns Done As DC Entertainment President and CCO!

We knew that changes were necessary if the world of DC live-action films were going to get better, but this was not the move we expected, as DC Entertainment President, CCO and all-around core of the DC universe, Geoff Johns is dropping the roles from his title and focusing on writing and producing for DC Comics and the studio.

The first thing on Johns plate in his restructured role? The long-talked about Green Lantern Corps film. Ryan Reynolds played the last film incarnation of Hal Jordan, and the new movie is expected to expand the story of the intergalactic space police to a number of well-known characters.

As those very interested in DC business may now, fellow DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson left the organization after 22 years. Nothing has been said as to whether these moves are connected at all, but considering Johns is still staying on to write and produce, which is really where he shines, we’d say no, for now.

Jim Lee will slide over to take on Johns’ responsibilities, and Thomas Gewecke will take Nelson’s place, presiding over Lee, Dan DiDio and Amit Desai. We’d like to believe these are signs of DC making real moves designed for progress, but we fear that they may be reactionary. Only time will tell. What are your thoughts? Let us know!

Incredibles 2 – Movie Review (SPOILER WARNING)

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You know comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill normally deliver the latest news and reviews on the live-action Marvel and DC world, but this time, we’re giving you something special – a spoiler-FULL review of Pixar’s Incredibles 2, which premieres on June 15. On fire from start to finish, you don’t want to miss a word!

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The Trusty Sidekick Podcast – Episode 83

The summer is barely slowing down for the live-action world’s of both Marvel and DC, and comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are back with everything you need to know, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network. This week, we have show recaps of Legion, Supergirl, Flash, and Krypton, plus the latest news on Wonder Woman, Batman, Birds Of Prey, a few Joker movies, Legends Of Tomorrow, Doom Patrol, Avengers 4, Doctor Doom, Silver & Black, Ant Man & The Wasp, The Gifted, and Inhumans!

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/Ep83Final.mp3, via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab here. Please rate and review us!

Wally West Will Not Be Speeding Through Regularly in The Arrowverse Anymore

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It seems as if everybody’s hopes of having Wally West back as part of Team Flash on a regular basis have been brought down. Keiynan Lonsdale who played Kid Flash will not be returning as a series regular to The Flash nor will he be one of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow either.

But there is no need to be fully upset because he is not leaving the show altogether he will be in the season 5 premiere of The Flash but what happens after that is yet to be seen.