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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:
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
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.
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.
Edited by TargetmasterJoe on Sep 7th 2019 at 3:18:09 PM
I know Pattinson will do the part justice. I'm glad there's less backlash than he expected. He is a really underrated actor.
So they dumped Affleck? Due to getting MeToo'd, no doubt.
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.
IIRC he apologized for groping women in the past, and is suspected of having looked the other way on Weinstein.
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
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.
Is Pattinson meant to be playing the "same" character as Affleck, or are they doing a reboot?
Reboot it sounds like. They're recasting Alfred and Commissioner Gordon as well.
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
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.
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:
Edited by comicwriter on Sep 7th 2019 at 12:27:26 PM
Fun how all that foreshadowing and pushing ended up turning out being for nothing.
Okay, they're really dropping the whole DCEU thing altogether then.
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
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
Interview: So how exactly do the new films and old films fit together, in terms of continuity?
Edited by comicwriter on Sep 7th 2019 at 1:27:32 AM
Matt Reeves is reportedly looking for a POC actress to play Catwoman.
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.
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.
Christian Bale endorses Pattison as Batman.
I was expecting him to tell Pattinson to fuck off.
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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