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Re: Untitled Matt Reeves Batman Project

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:38 am
by mr.negativity
Collider 01/04/19:
Report: Warner Bros. Eyeing November Start for ‘The Batman’
HALEIGH FOUTCH wrote:It’s been a minute since we’ve heard any significant updates on The Batman, the much discussed, rather mysterious Batman standalone movie that’s been in the works at Warner Bros. and DC Films for an internet millennium. War of the Planet of the Apes director (and Felicity creator, thank you very much) Matt Reeves is set to write and direct the latest version of the project.

Back in August, Reeves revealed that the project would not be an origin story and would not be an adaptation of Frank Miller‘s celebrated Year One comic, but otherwise the approach has remained rather a mystery. We still don’t know if Ben Affleck will reprise his role as Bruce Wayne in any capacity, though reports suggest the script calls for a younger actor and Affleck’s involvement seems less and less likely by the day. But, buried within The Hollywood Reporter‘s rundown of the mystery’s of 2019, comes a brief update: Warner Bros. and DC are eyeing a November start for filming.

Per THR, Reeve’s script is all but finished, though the filmmaker will continue to tweak it with the studios eyeing an end-of-year start for filming. It’s not much to go on, and previous reports suggested a summer start, but it’s yet another stop on the long road to seeing The Batman, and if the studio really is gearing up to finally shoot the damn thing, then we might finally get some concrete details (including the long-awaited news on who will pick up the cape and cowl) in the coming months.

As for what’s already on the docket, DC has an exciting couple of years mapped. Coming on the heels of Aquaman‘s mammoth box office success, fans can look forward to Shazam! and Joker this year, both of which represent interesting swings for the franchise, followed up by Wonder Woman 1984 and Bird of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of Harley Quinn) in 2020.

Be sure to catch up with all the upcoming superhero movies in our superhero movie release date calendar and DC movie release date calendar, and for more on The Batman, check out the links below.

Screen Rant:
DC's Batman Movie Is No Longer Being Called 'The Batman'

Re: The Batman

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:23 pm
by mr.negativity
THR JANUARY 30, 2019:
'The Passage' Producer Matt Reeves on Netflix's Theatrical Plans and His "Noir Batman"
Lesley Goldberg wrote:Will there be another Planet of the Apes movie?

I would love to but I'm so deeply embedded in getting Batman on its feet. If the opportunity ever came back around for us to be involved in that world, I would. There are definitely stories I could see doing.

So, Batman. Tell us about your take.

It's very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. It's told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it's going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It's more Batman in his detective mode than we've seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He's supposed to be the world's greatest detective, and that's not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I'd love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it's going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation.

Do you have a title yet?

(Laughs.) Right now it’s called The Batman. What it will be called ultimately, I don’t know.
Have you begun the casting process?

There will be a Rogues Gallery. The casting process will begin shortly. We're starting to put together our battle plan. I'm doing another pass on the script and we'll begin some long-lead stuff to start developing conceptual things.

What's your goal as far as a release date?

We haven't been dated. I wouldn't commit to this, but we're thinking the movie would probably be for 2021, late spring or summer. Warner Bros. has been incredibly supportive and given me a lot of time and shared the same passion that I do for this story.

How involved are you with the other films in the DC universe, be it Harley Quinn or Batgirl?

Right now, I'm involved in The Batman. What it will be called ultimately, I don't know. Aquaman is going to be very different from the Todd Phillips Joker movie, and that's going to be different from Shazam and Harley Quinn. Warners believes they don't have to try to develop a giant slate that has to have all the plans for how it's going to connect. What they need to try and do is make good movies with these characters.

THR JANUARY 30, 2019:
'The Batman' Will Feature a "Rogues Gallery" of Villains

Re: Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' (June 25, 2021)

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:35 am
by mr.negativity
Deadline January 30, 2019:
‘The Batman’ To Fly In Summer 2021; Ben Affleck Passes The Torch To Next Generation Of Bruce Wayne
Anthony D'Alessandro wrote:
EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros. is dating their next rendition of Batman for June 25, 2021. This is the one that Matt Reeves has been attached to as writer and director. Ben Affleck, we hear, will not be donning the Dark Knight’s tights after playing the Caped Crusader in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League and that’s because this movie will focus on a younger Bruce Wayne.

Reeves boarded Batman in February 2017, taking over for Affleck who was originally set to direct off a script he wrote with DC’s Geoff Johns. Affleck, we understand has a busy plate: As Deadline exclusively broke he is starring in and producing the feature adaptation of Kate Alice Marshall‘s novel I Am Still Alive, which Universal won in a competitive bidding scenario. The two-time Oscar winner is also starring in the Warner Bros.’ Gavin O’Connor drama Torrance. Affleck worked hard on The Batman story, but knew he wasn’t the right one for this particular version. A search is underway for a new Dark Knight.

The Batman will not be based on Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One comic which is one of Reeves’ favorites in the Caped Crusader canon.

/film Friday, February 1st, 2019:
‘The Batman’: Matt Reeves’ Initial Script Was 160 Pages Long, Studio Won’t Cast an Unknown

Adam Driver Addresses the Rumor He Might Be Nightwing in BATMAN vs. SUPERMAN

The DCEU Is Dead, Long Live The DCEU

Re: Christopher Reeves' The Batman (June 25, 2021)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:58 am
by mr.negativity
THR FEBRUARY 15, 2019:
Ben Affleck Retires as Batman, Says Goodbye to Batsuit
Abid Rahman wrote:It's official, Batfleck is no more.

Ben Affleck officially said goodbye to Batman on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night.

The Triple Frontier star ended all speculation for good that he would portray the Dark Knight again on the big screen. "I tried to direct a version of [Batman], [I] worked with a really good screenwriter, but kinda just couldn't come up with a version. Couldn't crack it. I thought it was time for someone else to take a shot at it. And they've got some really good people," said Affleck.

To soften the news, host Jimmy Kimmel then "officially retired" Affleck's Batsuit in a special ceremony that happens "whenever the Bat torch is passed." Kimmel regular Guillermo Rodriguez, dressed as "Robert," then brought out Affleck's Batsuit and prepped it to be lifted to the studio rafters, where it replaced another bit of Hollywood memorabilia, Matt Damon's thong from Behind the Candelabra.

Christopher Reeves' The Batman, hitting theaters in summer 2021, has been one of the most closely watched superhero movies. After playing the Dark Knight in movies such as Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017), Affleck's future as the character has been in doubt since July 2017, when sources told The Hollywood Reporter he was unlikely to continue on in the role after Justice League. On Jan. 30, with the announcement of The Batman release date, Affleck shared a tweet officially saying goodbye to the role.

"Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life," Affleck wrote.

Reeves has laid out his vision for The Batman, telling THR: "It's very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. It's told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it's going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional."

He added that it will be Batman "more in his detective mode than we've seen in the films."

See Affleck officially retire the cap on Kimmel, below.
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Re: Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' (June 25, 2021)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:45 pm
by O.Supreme
Um..."Christopher Reeves"? Is that some sort of odd amalgamation of the beloved, yet deceased Superman actor, and the director (Matt Reeves) of the upcoming Batman film??

Re: Matt Reeves' 'The Batman Returns' (June 25, 2021)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:10 pm
by mr.negativity
Screen Rant:
The Batman Aiming To Start Filming By The End of 2019, Says Matt Reeves

‘The Batman’ Villains Revealed: A Half-Dozen Bad Guys Rumored To Join Matt Reeves’ Reboot

Re: Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' (June 25, 2021)

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:57 am
by Dai
Robert Pattinson Is Officially ‘The Batman’
Robert Pattinson is officially the new Batman.

Warner Bros. has closed a deal for the “Twilight” actor to play the Caped Crusader in “The Batman.”

Matt Reeves’ superhero tentpole hits theaters on June 25, 2021. Variety first reported on May 16 that Pattinson was in negotiations for the part. The studio confirmed on Friday that he had signed a deal.

Pre-production on the Warner Bros.-DC Comics pic is expected to start this summer. No official start date has been set for filming “The Batman.”

Reeves, the filmmaker behind the last two “Planet of the Apes” sequels, assumed “Batman” directing duties from Ben Affleck in January 2017. Reeves will produce “The Batman” with his “Planet of the Apes” collaborator Dylan Clark.

Affleck starred as Batman in two titles directed by Zack Snyder: 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and 2017’s “Justice League.” Both films received mixed reviews and were a disappointment for Warner Bros. in its efforts to compete with Marvel Studios in the superhero realm.

Pattinson became a star following the breakout success of the five-film “Twilight” franchise, in which he portrayed the vampire Edward Cullen opposite Kristen Stewart’s Bella Swan.

Pattinson is starring with John David Washington in Christopher Nolan’s latest film, “Tenet,” set to open July 17, 2020. He toplines “The Lighthouse,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and appeared in Claire Denis’ “High Life,” “The King” for Netflix and “Waiting for the Barbarians.”

He is repped by WME, the Curtis Brown Group and 3 Arts Entertainment.

Incoming s**t-storm in 3...2...1...GO!

Re: Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' (June 25, 2021)

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:48 am
by lhb412
He's a great actor. I see no issue.

Re: Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' (June 25, 2021)

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:48 pm
by mr.negativity

Re: Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' (June 25, 2021)

PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:11 am
by jellydonut25
Anyone who's seen anything he's been in that's not Twilight (and anyone who HATES this guy probably hasn't even seen Twilight either) knows he's a good actor. This could be good.

Re: 'The Batman' (June 25, 2021)

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:48 am
by mr.negativity
Collider Movie Talk:
Is The Batman Starring Robert Pattinson The Long Halloween?

THR, SEPTEMBER 24, 2019:
How 'The Batman' Cast Will Shape a New Gotham

Screen Rant:
The Batman Definitely Can't Be A Part Of DCEU Canon Now