Variety’s report on The Flash production start date being pushed back to late 2019 also includes an update on Warner Bros. current plans regarding future Batman and Superman films with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill.
The ongoing rumors suggesting Ben Affleck would soon retire from the Batman role coupled with relatively recent reports of Henry Cavill no longer playing Superman have left fans wondering what the future holds for both characters in the DCEU. Now, Variety reports that Warner Bros. is no longer moving forward with Superman or Batman films with the aforementioned actors and stated that a new actor is expected to play the Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’ film:
“The studio is not currently moving forward with Batman and Superman movies featuring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, respectively. It is expected to recast the Dark Knight with a different actor for director Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman solo outing.”
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Warner Bros. and DC Films are currently developing several projects, including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Birds of Prey, Black Adam, Cyborg, Nightwing, Supergirl, Suicide Squad 2, New Gods, a Deathstroke film, and a Joker origin movie set outside of the DCEU.
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New ‘Aquaman’ Movie-Themed Comic Variant Covers Spotlight Arthur & Mera
DC Comics has unveiled the Aquaman movie-themed variant covers for the highly-anticipated Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth crossover event.
DC Comics' Justice League and Aquaman series' will soon crossover for a story arc titled Drowned Earth and the publishing giant is releasing variant covers based on Warner Bros.' upcoming film about the King of Atlantis to commemorate the event. Now, six variant covers featuring Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry and Amber Heard's Mera have been released online with illustrations from artists Francis Manapul, Francesco Mattina, Lucio Parillo, Ben Oliver, Dale Keown, and Nicola Scott.
You can check out the first Aquaman-themed cover below and click "next" to continue the gallery!
Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1 will be available on October 31, 2018. Here is the official synopsis for the Warner Bros. movie starring Jason Momoa:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-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.
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.
Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of Aquaman and the DC Extended Universe, and make sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood's YouTube channel for more content!