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

King Kong! Star Trek! The Lord of the Rings! Hellraiser! Star Wars! The Marvel Cinematic Universe! The Universal Monsters! Freddy and Jason! The Dead Trilogy! The DC Cinematic Universe! Battlestar Galactica! Hammer Films! Gorgo! The range of Western Sci-Fi, Horror, and Fantasy Movies and Television programs span the scope of the imagination; this is the forum to discuss them!

"Come get some..."

Moderator: Controllers

Re: Matt Reeves To Direct ‘THE BATMAN’

Postby mr.negativity » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:51 pm

Matt Reeves Says THE BATMAN Will Not Be Part Of The DC Extended Universe
Well, this is an interesting development.
Scott Wampler wrote:Says Reeves (as quoted by The Wrap):
“Well, I have a vision for a way to do something with that character that feels like it resonates with me personally, and a perspective that can grow out into other things. When (Warner Bros.) approached me, what they said was ‘look, it’s a standalone, it’s not part of the extended universe.'”


Deadline August 22, 2017:
The Joker Origin Story On Deck: Todd Phillips, Scott Silver, Martin Scorsese Aboard WB/DC Film
Mike Fleming Jr wrote:EXCLUSIVE:
This will be the first film under a new banner that has yet to be named in which WB can expand the canon of DC properties and create unique storylines with different actors playing the iconic characters.
Last edited by mr.negativity on Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
mr.negativity
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 8266
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2003 7:27 am
Location: The Negative Zone

Re: Matt Reeves To Direct ‘THE BATMAN’

Postby canofhumdingers » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:53 pm

Wait, so they're already planning the reboot of the franchise before justice league is even out yet? Ugh.
User avatar
canofhumdingers
Burning Godzilla
 
Posts: 2967
Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2003 11:17 pm

Re: Matt Reeves To Direct ‘THE BATMAN’

Postby lhb412 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:57 pm

No one knows what the hell is going on.
User avatar
lhb412
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 15232
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2003 7:11 pm

Re: Matt Reeves To Direct ‘THE BATMAN’

Postby Kaiju_Ultra_Fan » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:57 am

it kind of seems that way.

They're trying really hard though. Not sure what,..but they're trying.
Image
User avatar
Kaiju_Ultra_Fan
Little Godzilla
 
Posts: 148
Joined: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:47 pm
Location: USA

Re: Matt Reeves To Direct ‘THE BATMAN’

Postby Dr Kain » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:58 am

New report just said it is going to be in another universe set during a different time period and Batman will be played by someone else.

AKA, the DCEU is dead.
Image
User avatar
Dr Kain
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 11408
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:00 pm
Location: Englewood CO but originally from Buffalo NY

Re: Matt Reeves To Direct ‘THE BATMAN’

Postby lhb412 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:16 am

^So, they're developing like three Harley Quinn spinoffs from Suicide Squad (not to mention a Suicide Squad sequel), including a Harley and Joker movie that was announced today. They're making a Joker movie independent from the DCEU continuity, and now they're making a Batman movie that's also independent from every other continuity?

... but Ben Affleck apparently has one movie left in his contract? I imagine that means Justice League 2, and possibly dying or hanging up the cowl. So they'll continue making movies in the DCEU (the want to keep Gadot's WW and Robbie's Harley) while also making movies independent of that universe based on Batman characters?
User avatar
lhb412
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 15232
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2003 7:11 pm

Re: Matt Reeves To Direct ‘THE BATMAN’

Postby Dr Kain » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:41 am

Wait, a Joker and Harley movie too? Where did you see that news? Either way, this is ridiculous. There are other "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!" characters in the DC universe beyond Batman!
Image
User avatar
Dr Kain
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 11408
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:00 pm
Location: Englewood CO but originally from Buffalo NY

Re: Matt Reeves To Direct ‘THE BATMAN’

Postby mr.negativity » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:50 pm

THR AUGUST 22, 2017:
The Depressing Inevitability of a Joker Movie

THR AUGUST 23, 2017:
Joker and Harley Quinn Movie Coming from 'Crazy Stupid Love' Filmmakers (Exclusive)
Borys Kit wrote:Jared Leto and Margot Robbie are due to reprise their roles as DC's most popular villains.

Who’s laughing now?

Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, directors and executive producers of the hit NBC drama This Is Us and who also wrote and helmed the 2011 film Crazy, Stupid, Love, are entering the DC cinematic universe at Warner Bros.

The duo are in final negotiations to pen and helm an untitled movie project centering on Batman villains Joker and Harley Quinn.

Jared Leto and Margot Robbie are due to reprise their roles as the villains, among the most popular characters in the DC pantheon and which they first portrayed in 2016’s Suicide Squad.

Insiders say that the plan is for this feature to go after the studio makes a sequel to Suicide Squad. The latter is on the development fast-track and out to directors. But the Joker and Harley Quinn movie is also moving fast as Warners has to contend with actors' holding agreements, say sources.

The film is described as a “criminal love story,” according to one source, featuring the two murdering maniacs who are cornerstones in the Batman mythos. One insider offered this: "an insane and twisted love story. When Harry Met Sally on benzedrine."

Additionally, the project falls within Warners' main line of movies based on their DC properties. That includes the current pics released and in production that feature Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, among other characters who collectively form the Justice League.

Warner Bros. is simultaneously beginning to develop a line of DC-related films that will fall outside the established cinematic universe which sees actors and storylines threaded through multiple movies.

The new line, or possibly label, will allow for the making of movies that will stand apart and separate from those big-budget tentpoles.

And, in a move showing how popular the character is, a Joker solo movie is being developed as a potential directing vehicle for The Hangover filmmaker Todd Phillips. It is intended to star an actor other than Leto. (Requa and Ficarra's Joker/Quinn project is further along in development than Phillips' Joker project, at least at this stage, according to one source.)

This strategy will distinguish Warners’ superhero movies from those of competitors, namely Disney, which has a highly interconnected Marvel universe of films as well as Star Wars. The latter has the main saga, first begun by creator George Lucas decades ago, and is now making stand-alone outings that are, at least at this stage, intended to fill in backstory for the main and ongoing story.

Warner Bros. may not be expanding its universe as much as doubling down on the voracious appetite audiences seem to have for these characters at this point in time.

Ficarra and Requa previously wrote and directed I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) and followed that up with the Crazy, Stupid, Love, which starred Steve Carell, Ryan Goslin and Emma Stone. The duo worked with Robbie when they wrote and directed the 2015 heist movie Focus and the 2016 war comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Ficarra and Requa also exec produce and direct episodes of This is Us, NBC’s hit tearjerker that is up for nine Emmy Awards next month.

The pair are repped by CAA and McKuin Frankel.

Aug. 23, 6:40 p.m. An earlier version of this story stated that Matt Reeves' The Batman was part of Warner Bros.' new label and would star a new actor as Batman, but it is unclear where that project will fall.



THR AUGUST 24, 2017:
Yes, 'The Batman' Exists in the DC Extended Universe, Director Says
User avatar
mr.negativity
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 8266
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2003 7:27 am
Location: The Negative Zone

Re: Matt Reeves To Direct ‘THE BATMAN’

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:11 am

lol They keep changing their minds like every 5 hours.

At this point, they probably don't want to risk more lost sales on JL so they are trying to make it sound like this movie will be part of the EU.
Image
User avatar
Dr Kain
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 11408
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:00 pm
Location: Englewood CO but originally from Buffalo NY

Re: Matt Reeves To Direct ‘THE BATMAN’

Postby mr.negativity » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:46 pm

COLLIDER SEPTEMBER 1, 2017:
Is Ben Affleck Out of ‘The Batman’ (Again)?

THR SEPTEMBER 01, 2017:
The Joker Movie: Warner Bros. Wants Class, Cachet and Maybe Leonardo DiCaprio
Kim Masters & Borys Kit wrote:By bringing on Martin Scorsese as a producer, the studio hopes to use the legendary filmmaker to lure his longtime collaborator into the world of comic book franchises.

When news broke last week that Warner Bros. is developing a movie detailing the origin story of Batman nemesis The Joker, many were surprised to see the name Martin Scorsese listed among the producers.

After all, why would the 74-year-old auteur filmmaker behind everything from Taxi Driver to Silence be interested in making the kind of studio franchise fare he has avoided throughout his career? And why would Warners executives, as brand managers of the extended DC Comics cinematic universe, want a legendarily controlling and free-spending talent involved in its marquee property?

The answer involves a plan worthy of The Joker himself. Sources say Warners will make an ambitious attempt to use Scorsese to bring Leonardo DiCaprio into the world of comic-book movies. Certainly, Scorsese’s involvement in The Joker film, which The Hangover filmmaker Todd Phillips would direct, could elevate and diversify the studio's contributions to the genre, creating the potential to make awards-worthy films such as Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy.

There's no offer for DiCaprio, and sources say Scorsese's deal to produce isn't even done yet. The chances of landing DiCaprio could be slim to none. But the attempt in itself sends a signal to talent that Warners wants to hire serious filmmakers to make serious films.

This plan was not met with applause in all quarters: Insiders say Jared Leto, the actor who portrayed the Clown Prince of Crime in last summer's Suicide Squad and is slated to reprise the character not just for a sequel but for another spinoff movie (with DC villainess Harley Quinn), was caught off guard by the plans. Leto is said to have made his displeasure with the notion of multiple Jokers known to his CAA agents, and rival agency WME has been using the concern to court him.

Warner Bros. launched its DC Extended Universe to compete with Marvel Studios with 2013’s Man of Steel. The movies have included the poorly reviewed Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, as well as this summer’s well-received Wonder Woman, which was seen as finally correcting a wobbly series. The movies have a through-line not just of stories but also actors, making them part of a superhero universe.

Now, however, Warners wants to branch off with stand-alone movies that are unconnected to that version of the DC world. The new movies will have non-traditional takes on the heroes and villains of DC, and hopefully, attract actors and filmmakers who don’t typically toil in the comic-book movie world. War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves is developing a Batman stand-alone that, according to sources, will not star Ben Affleck, who plays the caped crusader in the DC Universe movies (Warners and Affleck have denied he is being replaced). The plan is to launch a separate label for these projects to distinguish them from the rest of the DC films. (Warners executives are acutely aware of the risks of audience confusion.)

For Joker, which could be the initial entry for the label, sources say the studio and Phillips would want DiCaprio or another A-lister to play the character as a gritty crime boss in a Scorsese-esque Gotham underworld.

DiCaprio, 42, has become the most in-demand actor in Hollywood despite refusing to star in traditional franchise pictures. Instead, he has limited his collaborators to A-list directors of (generally) original screenplays, including James Cameron (Titanic), Christopher Nolan (Inception) and Alejandro G. Inarritu (The Revenant, for which he won his Oscar).

But his most frequent collaborator has been Scorsese. The duo has made five successful films together over two decades: The Aviator, Gangs of New York, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street.

One conduit between Phillips and Scorsese/DiCaprio is actor Jonah Hill, who starred in Phillips’ War Dogs but worked with DiCaprio in Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street.

Reps for Warner Bros, DiCaprio, Leto and Scorsese declined to comment.
User avatar
mr.negativity
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 8266
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2003 7:27 am
Location: The Negative Zone

Re: Matt Reeves To Direct ‘THE BATMAN’

Postby lhb412 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:38 pm

So, I guess what Ben Affleck is wondering about right now is... if he should stay or he should go now?

If he goes there could be trouble.

But frankly, if he stays it could be double.

Either way, he's got to let us know.
User avatar
lhb412
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 15232
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2003 7:11 pm

Re: Matt Reeves To Direct ‘THE BATMAN’

Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:02 am

Dr Kain wrote:lol They keep changing their minds like every 5 hours.

I'm starting to feel like it's less that DC is changing their minds regularly than people are so eager to break a "scoop" and get dem clicks, that they're reporting before there are any actual facts.
Gills.

My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection:
http://jellydonut25.filmaf.com/owned
User avatar
jellydonut25
Controller
 
Posts: 18859
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2004 1:18 am
Location: Houston, TX via Buffalo, NY

Re: The Batman Cinematic Universse!

Postby mr.negativity » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:14 am

THR OCTOBER 25, 2017:
DC Villain 'Deathstroke' Movie in the Works from 'The Raid' Director
Borys Kit & Aaron Couch wrote:Warner Bros. is giving the DC villain Deathstroke the leading man treatment.

The Raid director Gareth Evans is in early talks to write and direct a solo film based on the assassin, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The film would be a starring vehicle for Joe Manganiello.

No deals have been completed with Evans or Manganiello. The actor was previously cast as the villain in Ben Affleck's solo Batman film, back when Affleck was both starring in and directing The Batman. It is unclear if he will still appear in a solo Batman film, which director Matt Reeves is now helming.

Deathstroke was introduced in the comics in 1980 in New Teen Titans No. 2. The character, whose real name is Slade Wilson, is an expert assassin with super strength and stamina. On TV he has been played by Manu Bennett on The CW's Arrow.

Evans rose to prominence as the director of the 2011 Indonesian martial arts film The Raid and its sequel, both of which are known for their ambitious fight sequences. He next has the period thriller The Apostle set to debut via Netflix. Magic Mike star Manganiello has Dwayne Johnson's video game adaptation Rampage due out in April.

Warner Bros.' next DC film, Justice League, opens Nov. 17.
User avatar
mr.negativity
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 8266
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2003 7:27 am
Location: The Negative Zone

Re: Matt Reeves To Direct ‘THE BATMAN’

Postby klen7 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:05 pm

Noooooo. Let Gareth Evans keep making his own films. I guess this is good news for Deathstroke fans.
User avatar
klen7
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 7234
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:34 pm
Location: beyond your peripheral vision

Re: Matt Reeves To Direct ‘THE BATMAN’

Postby lhb412 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:35 pm

Deathstroke is lame! What happened to the Metal Men movie? Bring on Plastic Man!
User avatar
lhb412
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 15232
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2003 7:11 pm

Re: Matt Reeves To Direct ‘THE BATMAN’

Postby mr.negativity » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:18 pm

Ben Affleck on Batman Exit:
'Screw you guys, I'm going home!'
Brian Truitt wrote:The new Batman movie being developed by Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes) is “something I’m contemplating,” says Affleck, who originally was tapped to direct. “You don’t do it forever, so I want to find a graceful and cool way to segue out of it.”

While he ponders his own future as the Dark Knight, the actor does see a timeliness in Justice League’s arrival now. “We certainly are in need of heroes in 2017,” Affleck says. “There’s a lot of stuff going on in the world, from natural to man-made disasters, and it’s really scary. Part of the appeal of this genre is wish fulfillment: Wouldn’t it be nice if there was somebody who can save us from all this, save us from ourselves, save us from the consequences of our actions and save us from people who are evil?”


Screen Rant:
The Batman Director Rumored to Have Someone in Mind if Affleck Departs
User avatar
mr.negativity
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 8266
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2003 7:27 am
Location: The Negative Zone

Re: ‘THE BATGIRL’

Postby mr.negativity » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:54 am

COLLIDER NOVEMBER 22, 2017:
Yes, Joss Whedon Is Still Attached to Direct ‘Batgirl’
ADAM CHITWOOD wrote:The larger question here is whether a Batgirl movie is something Warner Bros. wants right now—or more accurately, three months from now. The studio is in something of a holding pattern at the moment with Aquaman in the can and Shazam!, which starts filming early next year, and Wonder Woman 2 as the only 100% greenlit movies in the pipeline. Development continues on films like Flashpoint, Suicide Squad 2, a Joker/Harley Quinn spinoff, Nightwing, and yes Batgirl, and the studio hasn’t exactly decided yet which films will come next. They’re certainly waiting to see what the Week 2 box office will be on Justice League and which adjustments need to be made to their impending slate.

So yeah, Joss Whedon still plans on directing Batgirl at the moment, but the movie is far from the sure thing.
User avatar
mr.negativity
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 8266
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2003 7:27 am
Location: The Negative Zone

Re: Matt Reeves To Direct ‘THE BATMAN’

Postby Kaiju_Ultra_Fan » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:29 pm

lhb412 wrote:So, I guess what Ben Affleck is wondering about right now is... if he should stay or he should go now?

If he goes there could be trouble.

But frankly, if he stays it could be double.

Either way, he's got to let us know.


:P :lol: :lol:

well played
Image
User avatar
Kaiju_Ultra_Fan
Little Godzilla
 
Posts: 148
Joined: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:47 pm
Location: USA

Re: Matt Reeves’ ‘The Penguin’

Postby mr.negativity » Thu May 31, 2018 12:41 am

/film
The Penguin Could be the Villain of Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
User avatar
mr.negativity
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 8266
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2003 7:27 am
Location: The Negative Zone

Re: ‘The Batman Begins: Year One ’

Postby mr.negativity » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:46 am

AV Club:
It's Rumor Time: Is Matt Reeves going back to Year One for his Batman movie?
Sam Barsanti wrote:We haven’t heard anything about Matt Reeves’ The Batman since last year, when the War For The Planet Of The Apes director tried to clarify whether or not his movie would be connected to Batman V Superman and Justice League (and also when Ben Affleck once again teased that he doesn’t really want to play Batman anymore). Supposedly, though, things are starting to pick up speed on the production side, to the point where a site called Revenge Of The Fans claims to have picked up some hot new details about what Reeves his planning for The Batman.

According to the site’s sources, some of which apparently work in different levels within Warner Bros., Reeves is looking to replace Affleck with someone who is 15 or 20 years younger, meaning this will be a much greener Bruce Wayne than the hardened killer Affleck played in the Zack Snyder movies. The site claims this is because Reeves’ story will “bear a resemblance” to Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s Batman: Year One, the ‘80s comic run that depicted what is now the definitive version of Batman’s origin. Revenge Of The Fans also claims that Reeves’ movie, like Year One, will prominently feature a pre-Two-Face version of Harvey Dent.

With that all being said, Revenge Of The Fans is a pretty new site that doesn’t have the track record of some other pages that have been churning out varyingly accurate superhero rumors for years. Because of that, we don’t know how much weight to give its sources or any conclusions that can be drawn from the information provided by those sources, which is to say that we don’t know how trustworthy this Year One rumor is.
User avatar
mr.negativity
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 8266
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2003 7:27 am
Location: The Negative Zone

Re: Matt Reeves To Direct ‘THE BATMAN’

Postby lhb412 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:33 am

^ Batman Begins already used substantial portions of Year One, so it seems a tad pointless.
User avatar
lhb412
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 15232
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2003 7:11 pm

Re: ‘The Plastic Man’

Postby mr.negativity » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:55 pm

lhb412 wrote:Deathstroke is lame! What happened to the Metal Men movie? Bring on Plastic Man!

THR DECEMBER 07, 2018:
Plastic Man Movie in the Works at Warner Bros. (Exclusive)
Borys Kit wrote:Classic DC Comics hero Plastic Man is getting the big-screen treatment.

Up-and-coming screenwriter Amanda Idoko has been hired to pen the script for what will be a comedic action-adventure for Warner Bros. Bob Shaye, the former co-founder of New Line-turned-producer will executive produce.

Plastic Man wasn’t initially a DC character, having been created by Jack Cole for Quality Comics in 1941. When Quality went under in 1956, DC bought many of the characters, Plastic Man among them.

The hero’s true identity is Patrick “Eel” O’Brian, a crook-turned-good guy. O’Brian was part of a gang, and during a botched heist is shot and — wouldn’t you know it — also doused with a chemical liquid. Left for dead by the gang, he awakens to find himself imbued with the power to shape-shift and stretch his body into almost anything thanks to being the most malleable man alive. O’Brian eventually reforms and becomes a police officer.

The character has a certain cult status amongst the comic crowd. He was a member of the Justice League for a time and even had his own cartoon series.

The project is in the early stages and has no filmmaker on board. Details of Idoko’s take were not revealed, but her hiring caps a half-year search by the studio to find the right person the job. Warners is planning on staying true to the light-hearted and even silly tones of the character, say sources.

DC-based film production president Walter Hamada and Chantal Nong are overseeing for the studio.

Idoko was a staff writer on The Mayor, the short-lived ABC comedy about a hip-hop artist who wins a city election, and now her first feature script is moving into production: Breaking News in Yuba County, to star Allison Janney and Laura Dern and directed by Tate Taylor is scheduled to go before cameras in 2019.

She is repped by WME.


THR DECEMBER 07, 2018:
'Plastic Man' Could Be DC's Answer to 'Deadpool'

The Wrap December 1, 2018:
Jaime Reyes ‘Blue Beetle’ Latino Superhero Movie in Development at DC and Warner Bros (Exclusive)
User avatar
mr.negativity
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 8266
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2003 7:27 am
Location: The Negative Zone

Re: ‘The Plastic Man’

Postby Dai » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:06 pm

mr.negativity wrote:Classic DC Comics hero Plastic Man is getting the big-screen treatment.


I Dibny believe it.
User avatar
Dai
Heisei Godzilla
 
Posts: 1002
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:07 pm
Location: UK

Re: Matt Reeves To Direct ‘THE BATMAN’

Postby lhb412 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:28 am

Hell, yeah.

This'll probably necessitate some really cool reprints of the classic comics as well. I sure would like a deluxe hardcover edition of Kyle Baker's run on Plastic Man!
User avatar
lhb412
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 15232
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2003 7:11 pm

Re: ‘The Plastic Man’

Postby mr.negativity » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:21 pm

Screen Rant:
DC Confirms Warner Bros. Is Developing A Plastic Man Movie
User avatar
mr.negativity
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 8266
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2003 7:27 am
Location: The Negative Zone

PreviousNext

Return to Sci-Fi, Horror, and Fantasy Films and Television

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: mr.negativity and 2 guests