“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.
For the Matt Reeves solo “The Batman” film at the moment. Word is that Ben Affleck will no longer be donning the cape and cowl in the DCEU after and many began to believe that his replacement would be that of Jake Gyllenhaal. Well now that rumor has been seemingly shot down as well.
In the video below (around the 1:30) mark, Gyllenhaal confirms that he won’t be taking on the role of the Caped Crusader. Laughing, he says, “Wow, that’s a very difficult question. The answer to that question is ‘no.'” Whelp, there’s the response. As much as many did not want to hear. But then again this could all be smoke and mirrors and he could be just stringing the fans along until the official announcement is made, who actually knows?
We’ll just have to wait and find out but feel free to share your thoughts below and let us know what you think
Now this is what I call making a big move. Warner Bros. and it’s beleaguered DC live-action universe has struggled with it’s choices of directors, but that took a turn today with the announcement that Ava Duvernay would be directing a big-budget, live-action version of New Gods, a motley crew, made glorious by Jack Kirby in the 70’s.
Kirby’s group of gods included Darkseid, Orion, Mister Miracle, and Big Barda (whom Duvernay had tweeted her fandom of a while back,) among others including Justice League’s big bad, Steppenwolf. Apparently DC is taking a turn towards the cosmos, and, if they stay true to Kirby’s comics, another dimension, because in the comics, New Genesis is in one parallel to the normal DC universe.
Duvernay’s latest, A Wrinkle In Time, has been applauded for what it looks like, even by those who don’t think it’s necessarily that good, so the questionable look of DC films may be aided by her handiwork. Even if you don’t think Wrinkle is great, good directors get second chances all the time, so I think it’s pretty cool to see a woman of color get the same benefit of the doubt as so many of her peers. What do you think? Are you excited to see Ava take the reigns on Kirby’s creations? Let us know!
Well for some the hopes of seeing Joss Whedon in the DCEU has just come crashing down. Joss Whedon has stepped down as the director of the upcoming ‘Batgirl‘ film. The reason in which he is saying he is leaving is story issues.
“Batgirl is such an exciting project, and Warners/DC such collaborative and supportive partners, that it took me months to realize I really didn’t have a story,” Whedon said in a statement.
It’s unknown right now who will take up the reigns or if the project will continue on..
Whedon is also known for doing the reshoots on the DCEU Justice League film. Let us know what you think. Do you want this film to still happen? If so, who should direct it?
Who? That may be the question that rippled across comic book movie fans, as Warner Bros. has named Walter Hamada the new head of it’s DC film universe. Hamada was previously an executive at New Line Cinema where he oversaw the successful It movie and the also prosperous and well-received, Conjuring franchise.
Warner Bros. president and CCO, Toby Emmerich heaped praise on Hamada (who is also good friends with Aquaman helmer, James Wan,) saying, “He’s a terrific production executive,” and that he’s, “a great addition to the Warner Bros. Pictures team, and I look forward to working with him in his new post.” Emmerich made sure to add that Hamada will be working with Geoff Johns, who remains the CCO of the DC franchises.
With only one movie on the horizon for 2018, Hamada has some time to clean up the current mess and put things in order, or to be another in a seemingly endless line of replacements who can’t out-maneuver the WB brass when it comes to finalizing a movie. Let’s just hope he doesn’t turn out anything at the level of 47 Ronin, a film he was a screenwriter and executive producer on, that flopped terrifically. What are your thoughts? Let us know!
Yes boys and girls the DCEU is still going to continue and Warner Bros has officially laid out the slate to let us know what is coming out and when. Yup, even after the underwhelming box office performance of Justice League.
At the Comic Con Experience 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Warner Bros basically told the world it is still planning on going full steam ahead with their shared universe. The WB began by referencing of course its biggest success, Wonder Woman and showed a title card that had the logo flanked by the Roman Columns suggesting the number 2 even though there was no direct number 2 in the title.
This was followed by the title card for the solo Aquaman film which is set to hit theaters late 2018. The next one which pretty much wasn’t a shock was that of Flashpoint, the solo film for the scarlet speedster, The Flash. This is pretty much there way to “reset” the universe and hopefully clean up the mess that has been made. This was followed by the title card for Justice League Dark, yes the mystical side of DC is still set to hit the big screen.
Suicide Squad 2, Batgirl, Shazam, Green Lantern Corps and The Batman all had their title cards shown. Now if you notice there weren’t certain films slated. Those being the solo Cyborg film, none of the Suicide Squad spinoffs- Gotham City Sirens, the Harley Quinn solo movie, the Harley Quinn and Joker caper and even the rumored solo Deadshot film. Also missing were the Dwayne Johnson led Black Adam movie and the Deathstroke movie. Even the solo Young Joker film, which isnt set to be part of the DCEU was not mentioned.
With this news of these films being laid out does this help to renew your faith in the potential of the DCEU?
In today’s “Of course Warner Bros Is making a questionable decision” news. Before she even has a chance to debut in the DCEU it seems as if Kiersey Clemons may be looking for a new role.
So reports are beginning to surface suggesting that Warner Bros. is looking to recast the role of Iris West ahead of its seemingly problematic The Flash: Flashpoint film.
Just in case you may have forgotten because of course you haven’t seen her, Actress Kiersey Clemons WAS set to make her debut as Iris West in this year’s Justice League ahead of her appearance in Flashpoint. Her cameo in the film was ultimately cut, but the sequence did manage to leak online shortly after Justice League hit theaters.
Oh yeah in case you needed another reminder of how much catastrophe is involved with this project there STILL is no director attached to Flashpoint. Also the initial future of this film rested on the overall success of Justice League so who knows what is really going to happen with this film.
Here is where you insert a Kanye shrug.