While the DC Extended Universe is embarking down a unique path than what was initially deliberate, certainly one of its hottest heroes isn’t going wherever. The Batman remains to be chugging alongside, and whereas another person shall be taking on the Caped Crusader position from Ben Affleck, it stays one of many DCEU’s most extremely anticipated tasks. However, delivering distinctive merchandise takes time, and in The Batman’s case, that would lead to one other filming delay.
Back in March, author/director Matt Reeves, who’s been connected to The Batman since early 2017, mentioned that it appeared just like the film would begin rolling cameras “around year’s end.” Now Variety’s Justin Kroll has heard that some script adjustments may lead to that launch date being pushed again a bit. He wrote:
It’s taken some time for The Batman script to return collectively, as Matt Reeves was nonetheless busy with War for the Planet of the Apes when he first boarded the venture, and he additionally re-wrote it from scratch to permit for extra artistic freedom. The script is nearer than ever to completion, however sprucing up the story is a part of the sport, and transferring again manufacturing by only a couple months isn’t too huge of a deal.
However, The Batman delaying manufacturing isn’t set in stone simply but. If these script adjustments don’t find yourself taking an excessive amount of further time, The Wrap reporter Umberto Gonzalez has heard that filming is about to start on November four in London. So The Batman remains to be gearing as much as lastly start principal images, the query now could be whether or not it is going to be unfold pre or post-Christmas 2019.
Of course, even when The Batman begins manufacturing throughout the subsequent yr, it’ll nonetheless be a protracted journey for the completed product to reach. The film isn’t being launched till summer season 2021, and whereas there are a number of DCEU motion pictures earlier than then to maintain followers entertained, it’ll have been 4 years since Ben Affleck’s Batman made his last look in Justice League. Still, it was a seven-year wait between Batman & Robin and Batman Begins, so this isn’t as dangerous.
In any case, it feels like we’re nonetheless in for a protracted wait concerning who will inherit the Batman mantle from Ben Affleck. All we all know for sure is youthful actor is being sought to placed on the cape and cowl, and that Matt Reeves reportedly needs somebody well-known. It’s additionally value clarifying that regardless that this Batman shall be youthful, The Batman will not be an origin story akin to Year One.
Beyond that, Matt Reeves revealed that The Batman will a noir-driven story that highlights the eponymous protagonist’s detective expertise, which weren’t prominently featured in earlier Batman motion pictures. He additionally famous that many members of Batman’s rogues gallery would seem, with The Penguin reportedly amongst them.
The Batman will solid its shadow over theaters on June 25, 2021, so keep tuned to CinemaBlend for extra updates. In the meantime, you’ll be able to look by way of our DC motion pictures information to seek out out what else is coming down the DCEU pipeline.