Ava Duvernay and DC Films’ New Gods is moving forward with Batman and Mister Miracle comic writer Tom King co-writing the script.
News on Ava Duvernay and DC Films’ New Gods has been few and far between, leading people to believe that the film might not actually happen. Fans are really excited to see what Ava Duvernay does with the famous DC Comics characters and have been holding out hope for the film to be green-lit. Well, we got some good news for you fans that have been waiting for updates on the upcoming Ava Duvernay film, as The Wrap is reporting that New Gods officially has a co-writer. According to the trade, Batman and Mister Miracle comic writer Tom King has come aboard New Gods and will co-write the script with Ava Duvernay.
This should definitely excite DC fans and fans of Tom King with the writer having one of the best runs with Mister Miracle, winning multiple Eisner Awards for the comic book series. It was recently announced that Tom King would depart from his current run of Batman and finish it up in a new comic featuring Catwoman, so this announcement makes a lot of sense and I look forward to seeing what he delivers.
What do you think of Ava Duvernay and Tom King teaming up on the New Gods film? Are you excited for Tom King to co-write the film? Sound off in the comments section below!
Created by legendary comic creator Jack Kirby, New Gods follows a race of super-powered beings that are native to two warring planets—the noble world of New Genesis and the nightmarish world of Apokolips.
Warner Bros. and DC Films are also developing The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues with a standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime on October 4, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the DC Films franchise as we learn it.
Ava Duvernay and DC Films’ New Gods currently does not have a release date.
Source: The Wrap
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.