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alliterator How dare you? from Southern California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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Sep 7th 2019 at 9:05:07 AM

I figure we needed a hub to discuss DC movies, rather than talk about them in the various threads of movies that have already come out.

This thread will be for DC movies that we don't have threads for. The ones we do have are:

Upcoming films with no threads we can discuss here:

  • The Batman, to be written and directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Release date is August 6, 2021.
  • The Flash, to be directed by Andy Muschietti and starring Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/the Flash. Release date is "somewhere in 2021."
  • Batgirl, to be directed by TBA, written by Christina Hodson.
  • Blue Beetle, to be directed by TBA, written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. Based on the Jaime Reyes Blue Beetle.
  • Booster Gold, to be directed by TBA, written by Zack Stentz. Produced by Greg Berlanti, who has also shown interest in directing it. Apparently, they are just "waiting for the green light."
  • Cyborg, to be directed by TBA, written by TBA.
  • Blackhawks, to be produced and maybe directed by Steven Spielberg, written by David Koepp.
  • Deadshot, to be directed by TBA, written by TBA. Starring Will Smith as Floyd Lawton/Deadshot.
  • Deathstroke, to be directed and written (maybe) by Gareth Evans. Starring Joe Manganiello as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke. Evans was apparently given the green light to develop the movie, but hasn't been "contractually" attached to it.
  • Gotham City Sirens, to be directed by David Ayer and written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet. Put on the backburner in order to make Birds of Prey.
  • Green Lantern Corps, to be directed by TBA, written by David Goyer, Justin Rhodes, and Geoff Johns. Pretty much described as a "buddy cop film in space."
  • Lobo, to be directed by TBA, written by Jason Fuchs. At one point, WB was in negotiations with Michael Bay to direct the film. Yes: a Lobo film directed by Michael Bay. I never knew I wanted it until now, but I want it.
  • Nightwing, to be directed by Chris McKay and written by McKay and Bill Dubuque.
  • Plastic Man, to be directed by TBA and written by Amanda Idoko. Described as a "comedy action film."
  • Supergirl, to be directed by TBA and written by Oren Uziel.

And also any further announcements, rumors, or what-have-yous about any other DC properties.

Edited by alliterator on Sep 7th 2019 at 9:09:13 AM

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Lyendith I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane! from Bègles, France Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
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Sep 7th 2019 at 9:43:40 AM

Man, they must really trust that TBA person to give them so many projects.

Seriously though, I have a feeling half of those movies won't even make it to the film set.

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TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
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Sep 7th 2019 at 9:45:55 AM

Since it doesn't look like anyone else brought it up...

While promoting The Lighthouse, Robert Pattinson recently opened up about the process of becoming Batman.

Of note:

  • When it leaked that he was allegedly being cast as Batman, he got mad and thought the leak would blow his chances because it hadn't been set in stone. Heck, he didn't even audition for the role by then.
  • In the panic, he wound up meeting Mission: Impossible director Christopher McQuarrie for the first time.
  • Pattinson knew there'd be backlash about being Batman, but it was way less than he expected it to be.
  • Growing up in England, he watched the 1989 Batman movie when he was a kid.
  • He actually campaigned for the role longer than any of us thought and even asked Matt Reeves to see him. When the script was done and Reeves agreed to meet him, Pattinson came with Bat-notes.
  • Shortly after a screening of The Lighthouse, Pattinson flew to LA to try on the Batsuit. To him, it felt "transformative."
  • 5 days later, he got the part.

Edited by TargetmasterJoe on Sep 7th 2019 at 3:18:09 PM

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Bullman Relationship Status: Abstaining
Sep 7th 2019 at 10:54:59 AM

I know Pattinson will do the part justice. I'm glad there's less backlash than he expected. He is a really underrated actor.

HamburgerTime My OTP is more obscure than yours from Obscure ship avatar for February Relationship Status: I know
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Sep 7th 2019 at 10:59:55 AM

So they dumped Affleck? Due to getting MeToo'd, no doubt.

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alliterator How dare you? from Southern California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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Sep 7th 2019 at 11:01:45 AM

[up] Affleck decided not to return to the part and I don't think Reeves had him in mind anyway. But I don't think Affleck was "MeToo'd" either. From what I understand, he's just had problems with alcoholism.

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Sep 7th 2019 at 11:02:42 AM

IIRC he apologized for groping women in the past, and is suspected of having looked the other way on Weinstein.

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Bullman Relationship Status: Abstaining
Sep 7th 2019 at 11:04:01 AM

As much as I like Pattinson. I feel bad for Affleck. He was good in the role. Just never got a movie to match his performance.

Edited by Bullman on Sep 7th 2019 at 1:09:19 PM

Sep 7th 2019 at 12:15:47 PM

So they dumped Affleck? Due to getting Me Too!'d, no doubt.

Affleck chose to leave. He was looking like he wanted out as far back as those initial post-release press things for Batman v. Superman, when the movie was getting trashed. Hell, he was sending up a bunch of red flags during promotion for Justice League that he really didn't give a shit about this series anymore.

HamburgerTime My OTP is more obscure than yours from Obscure ship avatar for February Relationship Status: I know
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Sep 7th 2019 at 12:17:09 PM

Is Pattinson meant to be playing the "same" character as Affleck, or are they doing a reboot?

The pig of Hufflepuff pulsed like a large bullfrog. Dumbledore smiled at it, and placed his hand on its head: "You are Hagrid now."
Sep 7th 2019 at 12:18:50 PM

Reboot it sounds like. They're recasting Alfred and Commissioner Gordon as well.

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
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Sep 7th 2019 at 12:18:54 PM

[up][up] We still don't really know.

Given how Wonder Woman 1984 is ignoring the previously established notion that Diana went MIA after World War I, WB seems to be ignoring BVS altogether and accepting stuff like MOS, JL and Aquaman in a Broad Strokes sort of way.

Edited by TargetmasterJoe on Sep 7th 2019 at 3:22:57 PM

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Lyendith I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane! from Bègles, France Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
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Sep 7th 2019 at 12:21:34 PM

This is still the DCEU, so it must the same (younger) Batman… technically. I doubt there will be any direct reference to BVS or JL though.

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Sep 7th 2019 at 12:25:13 PM

Jeff Sneider from The Wrap says that Reeves was talking to Mahershala Ali about playing Commissioner Gordon. That would suggest, to me at least, that this is not being considered a prequel to the Snyder movies (Unless Gordon's skin got progressively paler as he aged).

Though, I guess the reverse has happened before when Billy Dee Williams regenerated into Tommy Lee Jones...

There was also this from Deadline:

This film will in no way carry on the work that Ben Affleck did as the older Batman in Batman Vs. Superman and Justice League.

Edited by comicwriter on Sep 7th 2019 at 12:27:26 PM

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Sep 7th 2019 at 12:42:49 PM

Fun how all that foreshadowing and pushing ended up turning out being for nothing.

Lyendith I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane! from Bègles, France Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane!
Sep 7th 2019 at 12:53:03 PM

Okay, they're really dropping the whole DCEU thing altogether then.

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Blueace Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Sep 7th 2019 at 1:06:31 PM

At least Wonder Woman and Aquaman would remain, but everything else will need to start from scratch, at least before they think of making a new cinematic universe.

Edited by Blueace on Sep 7th 2019 at 5:07:10 AM

Sep 7th 2019 at 1:24:22 PM

I really don't get why the DCEU needed to be gotten rid of.

Okay so like 10 people liked Justice League. So what? Just skirt around that 1 film and write stories around each group of characters outside of Batman v Superman. It can't be that hard. The only real connecting threads are that Luthor was monitoring powered people, Batman existed for decades, and Diana fought in both World Wars apparently then went into obscurity. There's so much you can write in-between that, or beyond that, or prior to that.

DC's always anal-retentive that "we can't share Bat-characters between a movie and a TV show because the audience might get confused."

Well how do they think people are going to react when the next 10-20 years of DC films act like Justice League never happened?

Edited by Soble on Sep 7th 2019 at 1:26:55 AM

Always a student.
Sep 7th 2019 at 1:26:24 PM

[up][up] Interview: So how exactly do the new films and old films fit together, in terms of continuity?

WB: Yes.

Edited by comicwriter on Sep 7th 2019 at 1:27:32 AM

Draghinazzo My love, has dressed me like a clown Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
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Sep 8th 2019 at 12:28:56 PM

Honestly I think Pattinson playing Bruce Wayne is rather fitting. It's really clear to me that a lot of the backlash is just pre-emptive from him being associated with Twilight, despite the fact that Pattinson himself has always been open about Twilight being trash, and the fact that he's a solid actor who's proven himself in other films.

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Sep 8th 2019 at 2:04:49 PM

I really don't get why the DCEU needed to be gotten rid of.

Probably less a desire to get rid of it and more Reeves wanting to do his own thing without being tied to what happened in the Ben Affleck movies. And since there was a lot of negativity surrounding those already, WB probably didn't see any reason to insist his version had to be heavily tied to them.

Sep 9th 2019 at 8:36:07 PM

Even Pattinson has admitted he got a lot less hate than he was worried about. Which is a good thing, so it’s just a matter of seeing actual footage.

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