March 21 2018

Will 'The Batman' Be Connected To The DCEU?

March 21 2018, 12:49 | Frederick Owens

Will 'The Batman' Be Connected To The DCEU?

Will 'The Batman' Be Connected To The DCEU?

Reports claim that Warner Bros.' rumored Joker movie will take the place of Gotham City Sirens in the DC Extended Universe.

Combined with the quote from Reeves about the fate of The Batman, it sounds like DC is trying to kickstart an "Elseworlds" branch of their cinematic universe. "Batman will be BATMAN..."

Perhaps The Batman and the Joker movie could be related, and part of the same universe separated from the rest of the DCEU.

The film is now being written by Reeves, and production should be underway in 2018 with Ben Affleck part of the movie as the lead of Batman/ Bruce Wayne.

Justice League opens in theaters on November 17th, 2017.

Meanwhile, Ben Affleck's career continues spiraling through a loop as he loses both his chance of directing the solo Batman film as well as starring in it, killing his dreams of revamping his superhero career after the absolutely terrible Daredevil. That latter point has led some to think the film will get the April 5 date it was originally given in DC's massive (but now defunct) slate announcement, although that's not actually been clarified. Because of Heath Ledger's Joker, Reeves believes the film "really resonated", because of the Joker and his "unsettling perspective" that clashed with Batman.

If there was one DCEU film that has been giving Warner Bros. the biggest headache, it would have to be The Batman.

Earlier today, a report published by The Hollywood Reporter stated that Ben Affleck won't star as the caped crusader in Matt Reeves' The Batman.

In an interview with radio station KRCW, Reeves mentioned the upcoming film and dropped a piece of information that deserves some dissection.

The War for the Planet of the Apes director, who was at the SDCC last month, shared his plans about the solo Batman movie with The Business.

More as we have it. Warner Bros. might be trying to distance themselves from that experiment and see if standalone films are much more profitable, critically successful, and easier to produce. But there is still one giant missing piece of clarification that Reeves did not address during his stream of tweets this morning.

As for Justice League Dark, a movie about the team of more supernaturally inclined DC heroes, has been kicking around in pre-production hell for years now already after Guillermo Del Toro exited as director.

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