James Gunn has issued a statement about Variety’s DC Studios report on his official Twitter page, debunking it. The tweet can be found below along with the original article.
Robert Pattinson is being eyed to become the main Batman of the DC Universe.
This week, James Gunn and Peter Safran are set to present their vision for the DC Universe to Warner Bros. Discovery chief David Zaslav. Since the beginning of November, Gunn and Safran have working on a plan to unite the film, television, animation and video game projects of DC Entertainment under one roof, creating a universe that could rival the Avengers and Star Wars worlds. A new report has revealed that their plans could include Robert Pattinson’s Batman.
Robert Pattinson’s Batman could become DCU canon
James Gunn and Peter Safran are said to be exploring the possibility of incorporating Robert Pattinson’s Batman into their new DC Universe, as reported by Variety. Pattinson’s iteration of of the DC Comics hero, which was created by Matt Reeves, made his debut in The Batman, which opened in theaters in March 2022 and earned $770.8 million worldwide during its box office run.
Reports at the time of The Batman‘s release suggested that the movie takes place in Earth-2, which is considered an alternative domain to the main setting of the DC Extended Universe. Reeves has also be working on a sequel to The Batman along with various television spin-offs, with the first one expected to begin production soon. It focuses on Colin Farrell’s Penguin.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, Blue Beetle and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom are currently in various stages of post-production at Warner Bros. Discovery, with all four DC Universe movies slated to hit theaters in 2023. Will the characters from those movies make appearances in the new DCU? Only Gunn and Safran know.
According to reports, Gunn is expected to focus on the creative direction of the DC Universe while Safran will handle business and production. They will report directly to WBD’s David Zaslav and collaborate with Warner Bros. Film Group co-heads Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy.
Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Robert Pattinson’s Batman and the future of the DC Extended Universe!