DCEU: A younger Batman? Joker and Flash taking pictures dates & extra!
This morning information broke in regards to the begin of filming on the newly-titled Surprise Girl 1984 with Chris Pine returning. Now a brand new article in Warmth Imaginative and prescient takes us contained in the reformed DC Prolonged Universe division at Warner Bros. below new president Walter Hamada, together with a doubtlessly younger Batman, Joker and Flash film taking pictures dates and extra!
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First up comes information that The Batman author/director Matt Reeves (Planet of the Apes franchise) has turned within the first act of the screenplay to the studio, and that it’s going to concentrate on a youthful Darkish Knight. This might end result within the twenty-year crime combating vet Batman that Ben Affleck portrayed out of the image, though doubtlessly leaving the door open for a bookend sequence with a up to date Batman ala the opening and shutting scenes of Surprise Girl, although that’s simply hypothesis on our half. Whether or not the movie will probably be a interval piece or a modern-day reboot stays to be seen, however Reeves has said up to now that the movie will probably be a part of the DCEU continuity and never a standalone movie.
As for the slew of Joker associated motion pictures in growth proper now, the one set within the DCEU and starring Jared Leto has solely simply begun growth just lately. The separate solo film being directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix is additional alongside, apparently gearing as much as begin taking pictures within the fall on a $55 million greenback price range, a fraction of what superhero movies usually value. It should even be launched below a definite, separate label alongside the traces of “DC Darkish” or “DC Black,” just like the adult-oriented Marvel Knights label that beforehand got here and went with simply two releases, Punisher: Conflict Zone and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Lastly comes phrase of The Flash solo movie, which is not titled “Flashpoint” however will nonetheless take its cues from that standard comics run and can be reportedly impressed by the point journey comedy stylings of Again to the Future. It should start taking pictures in early 2019 with Ezra Miller starring and the Recreation Night time directing duo of John Francis Daly and Jonathan Goldstein apparently steering away from the darker tone that permeated earlier movies.
As has already been reported, a Birds of Prey movie starring Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and directed by Cathy Yan is in lively growth, and a Batgirl script is presently being labored on by Bumblebee screenwriter Christina Hodson after the departure of Joss Whedon in February. As of now the upcoming slate of shot movies contains James Wan’s Aquaman this Christmas, and Shazam! and Surprise Girl 1984 in 2019.
One main factor Hamada will probably be avoiding as he makes an attempt to steer this ship is a author’s room, the method of creating properties with a big group of well-paid screenwriters, extra akin to tv. This method has been used to middling success on such properties as Paramount’s Transformers collection, Legendary’s Godzilla properties and Common’s now-scuttled Darkish Universe monster motion pictures. Along with his success overseeing The Conjuring franchise at New Line, Hamada could also be DC’s greatest and brightest hope as he makes an attempt this reorganization of one of the invaluable IPs in Hollywood. DC had an odd 2017, scoring each their greatest success (Surprise Girl) and their greatest failure (Justice League). With Geoff Johns now taking a extra hands-on artistic function shifting ahead, and a transfer away from the grimdark sensibilities of Zack Snyder, might this lastly sign the course correction the franchise so desperately wants?
What do you consider a younger Batman in Matt Reeves’ solo film? Are you excited for Joker and The Flash movies gearing as much as begin taking pictures? Tell us within the feedback beneath!