We are igniting the Bat-signal for this next story because there exists a slim possibility that the next project from Rocksteady Studios, the studio behind the beloved video games Batman: Arkham Asylum as well as Arkham City and Arkham Knight, is another installment in the series called Batman: Arkham Crisis.
This rumor comes to us from PlayStationLifeStyle.net who recently reported on leaked information from an anonymous source who claims to be a play tester for the supposed upcoming game. As the they themselves point out, much of the information revolving around the new Batman game is very specific and likely seems too good to be true. So take what you are about the read with a Bat Mite-sized grain of salt.
According to the play tester, Arkham Crisis has been in development at Rocksteady Studios for two years and features a much more complex narrative than any of the three previous Arkham games, with a 12 act structure that lasts about one hour each. This time around, players will have access the the Batwing rather than the Batmobile, which is to be implemented during story missions as well as can be accessed for transportaion around a map that is rumored to be larger than GTA V‘s. Additionally, the side missions have supposedly been improved and expanded upon, lasting longer than those found in the previous games.
There are other rumored details as well. Supposedly Rocksteady is aiming for a legitimate Game of the Year contender with a rumored release window of October 2019. The play tester, the game will also include a day/night cycle as well as special co-op mode where you can play certain side missions along with a friend.
Again, this is all just gossip at this point and could easily be just some attention-starved fanatic’s way of stiring the pot. Still, Rocksteady has been quiet as a mouse since their last Batman game, except to debunk the long rumored Superman game.
What do you think about this rumor? Do you believe it? Is there anything about it in particular that you hope is true? Hit us up in the comments below with your thoughts!
The next Batman-related film to hit theaters will be The Joker, which is slated for release on October 4, 2019. But before that Warner Bros. has Shazam! set to hit theaters on April 5, 2019, followed by Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020.
Joker is one of the many projects in the works at Warner Bros. and DC Films, including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, Nightwing, a Deathstroke film, Justice League Dark, Batgirl, and Birds of Prey which is currently filming in Los Angeles, California.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the DC slate 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