We are happy to welcome Mark Hughes back to the Shanlian On Batman podcast! On this episode Mark is so gracious to comment on some of the upcoming DC Films, from The Joker, Birds of Prey and The Batman.
Episode 136 is now live! On this episode we are so happy to welcome Lee Bermejo back onto the podcast to talk about his wonderful and prolific career, and to chat with us about his most recent project Batman: Damned!
Turns out we could be seeing the Flash again real soon on the big screen. On this episode of Shanlian On Batman, Kyle and Justin discuss the new director for the long gestating Flash film and the other news that is going around the industry regarding the DCEU!
Justin and Kyle are joined by special guest Nate Brail of Heroic Hollywood to discuss the official confirmation of Robert Pattinson as Batman, as well as DC’s upcoming slate of movies.
Episode 133 is LIVE! Kyle and Justin fancast the upcoming Matt Reeves directed film “The Batman!”
At long last we have information as to who the leading candidate to play Batman is in Matt Reeve’s upcoming film: The Batman.
Sit back as Justin and Kyle give their first impressions on the news.
Justin and Kyle are joined by the screenwriter of Batman(1989) Sam Hamm!
By Drew Kiess
The hits keep coming.
We may have seen this one coming after it was announced last year that James Gunn would be writing a new Suicide Squad film after being fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for controversial tweets involving child rape. It is assumed that Gunn’s film, titled The Suicide Squad will be a soft reboot and will feature a brand new Task Force X. No idea of whether this will fit in continuity with David Ayer’s 2016 film or if Viola Davis will return as Amanda Waller.
This news will likely be divisive, as Guardians of the Galaxy is not the most popular movie in DC circles, and Gunn himself is even less popular after his controversial firing. Whether this is a good fit is, obviously, yet to be seen.
Either way, this is likely to be a topic of debate for some time. Stay tuned to Shanlian on Batman’s social media for more news as it develops.
By Drew Kiess
It is being reported by Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter that director Matt Reeves’ Batman film will light the signal on June 25, 2021, the same weekend that Burton’s Batman debuted in 1989. The report also confirms that this will focus on a younger Bruce Wayne, leaving Ben Affleck reportedly out of a job. Earlier today, it was revealed that Reeves is looking to cast a “rogues gallery” for the film, which is said to be a noir detective film.
Warner Bros. is also releasing what seems to be a soft reboot of Suicide Squad, with The Suicide Squad (the The adding the all-important distinction) set to bow on August 6th, 2021. No indication was given as to whether or not James Gunn will be directing or only serving as a writer on this film. Super Pets, which was previously rumored, will release on May 21, 2021, but no more details were given as to the nature of this project.
The new DC Films is moving forward full steam, as just earlier this week we got out first look at next year’s Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). And now with these announcements, it seems clear that Hamada and company have no plans on slowing down.
Update: According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Gunn is in negotiations to direct The Suicide Squad.
Stay tuned to Shanlian on Batman for more news as it develops!