DC’s Man of Steel 2, new Batman movies potentially on the way
No one knows for sure what DC’s future will be on the big screenbut two of its most popular stars will be in the spotlight: Batman and Superman, as well as the worlds of the two characters.
The Hollywood Reporter has a new success story diving behind the scenes of DC, with news on everything from this week black adam to potential new James Gunn films. Two of the most remarkable revelations, however, are that a new superman movie with Henry Cavill is in early development with Warner Bros. – and that Matt Reeves isn’t just doing a sequel to The Batmanhe is looking to make additional films based on some of his villains.
Let’s take them one at a time. The idea of Henry Cavill returning as Superman has seemingly been everywhere in recent weeks, with black adam star Dwayne Johnson has strongly hinted that the character might have a cameo in his film. If true (which audiences will discover later this week), a potential cameo would mark the character’s official return; as a result, the next step would be a new movie. Whether a civil servant man of steel 2 or something to do with Black Adam, time will tell. But io9 has heard that the reporting is accurate here and that writers are currently being sought for a new Superman movie. (This is independent of the Superman movie by Ta-Nehisi Coateswhich, if this occurs, will potentially exist outside of continuity at the Joker, according to the report.)
As for The Batmanit has already been confirmed and made official that Matt Reeves is making his sequel, and is also full steam ahead on the Penguin show for HBO Max. But this new report indicates that more shows, and yes, movies, are at “a very early stage of gestation” in the Robert Pattinson Bat universe. Examples given by the trade are “characters ranging from Scarecrow to Clayface to Professor Pyg”. Will Batman be part of it? Will they even happen? Again, nothing is official, but it is possible.
Rounding out DC’s Big Three, Patty Jenkins is apparently ready to send a “script” (a Hollywood term for less than a script, but more than a treatment) for wonder woman 3 soon, which marks the first update for this film in quite some time. Additionally, a script for the flash 2 is already finished, if this film turns out to be a success.
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