Big news in the DCEU, as Matt Reeves has officially agreed to direct The Batman, and Chris McKay is in talks to direct a Nightwing film. We also talk news on the Vixen animated series and answer listener questions.
Matt Reeves officially signs on to direct The Batman – Warner Bros. press release
- Will direct and produce – The Hollywood Reporter
- Extra $3 million, according to Justin Kroll
- Reeves – “I have loved the Batman story since I was a child. He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply. I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen.”
- Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures -“We are thrilled to have Matt Reeves taking the helm of Batman, the crown jewel of our DC slate. Matt’s deep roots in genre films and his evolution into an emotional world-building director make him the perfect filmmaker to guide the Dark Knight through this next journey.”
- Ben Affleck seemingly confirms involvement on Twitter
- Variety – seems like WB wants to move quickly
Nightwing movie being developed by director Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie) – The Hollywood Reporter
- “In talks”, although McKay seems to confirm it
- Bill Dubuque is writing the script (The Accountant and The Judge)
Vixen: The Movie is coming to blu-ray – WB
- Movie consists of combined first 2 seasons plus 15 new minutes
- Digital HD on May 8 and blu-ray/DVD on May 23
- Also a Vixen featurette and 2 Justice League Unlimited episodes
Twitter question from @Salvatore_Chief
- “Will Batman and Aquaman be origin story movies like Wonder Woman? Or will these movies spring off of Justice League?”
Twitter question from @BobbyClaus1
- Since Reeves will direct the Batman is it possible it could be a prequel trilogy and Armie Hammer as young Ben Affleck Batman?
- Could The Batman be like a Godfather 2 type of film with Ben Affleck as older Batman in the present and Armie Hammer as young Batman in the past through Flashbacks?
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