The DC Extended Universe has widely been considered a mess up to this point, and Ben Affleck‘s portrayal of Batman has been met with mixed reviews at best. When Affleck first undertook the role he was resolute in being a good Batman, but since the negative reception of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice there have been conflicting rumors about his continuation of the role.
When it was first announced that that Dark Knight would be having his own movie in the DCEU Affleck not only was going to star in the film but also direct it. Since then he has stepped down as director with Matt Reeves taking his place, and his starring in the role tarnished by rumors of his wish to exit the DCEU. Affleck himself has made nothing but positive comments so fans are confused to say the least.
The most recent rumors about Reeves Batman movie state that the film was set to feature a younger version of the Caped Crusader. New information has surfaced that again throws the whole enchilada into the air. According to the El Fanboy Podcast Warner Brothers is waiting upon reception of their next phase of films before they make the call on the Batman.
“So essentially, they want to develop this Batman movie as if it is a reboot, as if it’s all new. But they’re not gonna make any overt statements about it, they’re just gonna make a movie about a younger Batman, who – I believe it takes place in the past, which will create a backdoor for if they ever do want to cross-pollinate him with the other DC characters again. … They’re going to make Batman as his own standalone franchise, they’re gonna basically start him over again to a degree, but they’re going to leave a back door open so that, depending on how the next few DC movies do, from there, they can decide which continuity he’s a part of and whether or not they’re gonna push forward on the shared concept and do more crossover movies.”
While this makes information surrounding the film less definitive it is also exciting in the regard that Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker movie could still be connected with the Batman continuity. This could fall in line with somewhat recent developments in the DC Comic Universe where there are multiple Jokers.
All we know about The Batman that has been confirmed is that Matt Reeves is currently working on the script. Do you think The Batman will take place outside of the DC Films Universe? Comment below!
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, and DVD.
Source: El Fanboy Podcast