The Penguin won’t be the only iconic villain to appear in Matt Reeves’ upcoming standalone film The Batman, Heroic Hollywood has learned.
The rumor suggesting The Penguin will be featured as an antagonist in Reeves’ upcoming standalone Batman film has begun to swirl again today. The Penguin has been long-rumored to appear in the film and while the inclusion of Oswald Cobblepot in the script is indeed the case, an insider with knowledge of the project has confirmed that Reeves’ script for The Batman features another villain besides The Penguin, however, this character’s identity remains under wraps.
Plot details for The Batman are under lock and key, though the project has been rumored to be centered on a younger Caped Crusader. Reeves himself has confirmed that the film will not be directly based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic.
After delivering the first draft of the script in September, Reeves turned in a rewrite of the script last month. A recent rumor claimed this rewrite was in an effort to inject more action into the standalone film, however, this has yet to be confirmed. As for when production on the project could get underway, recent reports from the trades suggest the studio is targeting November to begin filming. Ben Affleck’s return as the Caped Crusader in the film remains uncertain.
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The Batman is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC Films, including The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Cyborg, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing. Meanwhile, production on DC’s Birds of Prey spin-off titled Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) starring Margot Robbie is set to begin this week.
The DCEU continues forward with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on The Batman and the future of the DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto’s Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos