Warner Bros. Execs ‘Very Happy’ With Matt Reeves’ Current ‘Batman’ Script

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Warner Bros. execs are reportedly “very happy” with Matt Reeves early Batman drafts starring a younger Caped Crusader.

The Batman is finally coming together as the film is now set for a summer 2021 release date. The upcoming film will also feature a younger Batman. Ben Affleck was originally set to write, direct, and star in the film, but will no longer be involved. Planet of the Apes‘ Matt Reeves was hired on to write and direct the project back in 2017. Matt Reeves’ has teased his “noir driven” approach to the iconic DC character. According to Variety, Warner Bros. execs are reportedly “very happy” with Matt Reeves’ early versions of the script as the filmmaker continues to polish before meeting with actors.

The director turned in the initial draft of the script in September and Heroic Hollywood owner Umberto Gonzalez revealed Matt Reeves delivered a rewrite of the script at the end of 2018.

Are you excited to see Matt Reeves’ new take on Batman? Sound off in the comments below!

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.

The DCEU continues with 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.

The Batman hits theaters June 25, 2021.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the DC Films franchise as we learn it.

Source: Variety

Kevin Smith Wants To See A Release Of The ‘Justice League’ Snyder Cut

A final cut of Zack Snyder’s vision of Justice League was never made and shown in theaters and Kevin Smith wants Warner Bros. to release one.

Zack Snyder had to leave Justice League due to a family tragedy. Due to this unforeseen circumstance, Joss Whedon came in to take his place. It was clear once Justice League was released that what Snyder had originally envisioned for this movie was drastically changed once Whedon took over. Since then, fans have been discussing about what this Snyder Cut could look like. Fans have been expressing their interest for a official release of the Snyder Cut but Warner Bros. have said nothing in response to it.

Kevin Smith, writer-director and famous comic book enthusiast, expressed his support in this campaign on his YouTube show with Marc Bernadin. Smith was very interested in seeing this version only if Warner Bros. would release it. Although this version was most likely a rough cut and the film was a disappointment at the box office, it’s no surprise the studio hasn’t said anything about releasing this version. However, both Smith and Bernadin stated that since there’s so much public interest the Snyder Cut could still make the studio a lot of money. It’s been over a year since the release of the movie and fans are still asking for a Snyder Cut. Perhaps this can be a good indicator to the studio that there’s enough interest for an official release. Until then, what Snyder had envisioned remains shrouded in mystery.

Directed by Zack Snyder, with post-production duties handled by Joss Whedon, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds. Here’s the film’s synopsis:

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.

Source: Kevin Smith

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.