A new theory from a DC Extended Universe fan on Reddit throws out the idea that both Ben Affleck and Robert Pattinson’s respective portrayals as Batman could be involved in a film version of Flashpoint.
The theory specifically puts Ben Affleck’s Batman in the beginning of Flashpoint. This would involve The Flash (Ezra Miller) coming back sometime later in the narrative with Batman to unmask himself, only this time with Robert Pattinson’s likeness.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Ben Affleck was officially retiring from the Batman role as Matt Reeves wrote a new script for a newer Caped Crusader in Robert Pattinson. Before Matt Reeves took over, Ben Affleck was originally set to write/direct his own standalone.
Given that Matt Reeves’ film is focused on a younger Bruce Wayne, some have speculated that it would be a prequel to the canon of what we’ve seen on the big screen with Ben Affleck donning the cape and cowl.
Also, Warner Bros. and DC Films had plans on turning Flashpoint into a film and Ben Affleck was even approached to direct even after he stepped down from writing/directing The Batman. At the moment, it appears that the Flashpoint storyline has been shelved in favor of a standalone Flash movie with Ezra Miller expected to reprise his role as Barry Allen and It: Chapter Two director Andy Muschietti set to direct with a script from Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson.
But if a Flashpoint movie were to come into fruition, would you like to see Ben Affleck reprise his role as Bruce Wayne for one last time and have Flashpoint properly integrate Robert Pattinson into the canon of the DCEU? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for more coverage on Robert Pattinson’s The Batman and Flashpoint!
Plot details for The Batman are currently under wraps, though the film will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and features a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that reportedly includes Catwoman and the Penguin. The Matt Reeves film will follow Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector and will make use of the Dark Knight’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC films. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new trilogy with Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader.
Matt Reeves’ The Batman is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. These projects include The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Cyborg, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The Batman will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.