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!
The crew is so happy to Welcome Back one of our favorite guests, Mark Hughes. If you are follower and frequent listener to this podcast than you know that we love to chat with Mark about anything and everything Batman and DCEU related. In Episode 93 the crew chats with Mark about the ongoing rumors that surround the reshooting of Justice League. But first we start off the episode chatting about the tragic passing of Adam West. We also get into DCEU talk and we gush about Wonder Woman and the upcoming film Aquaman!
Make sure that when you are done listening to this episode you check out Mark’s stuff on Forbes and read his reviews and/or articles that he publishes. Or you check our copious back log with Mark Hughes on Shanlian on Batman, you know a Mark Hughes episode never disappoints! So get into your podcast zone and lets Batman out for awhile with Shanlian on Batman featuring our very special guest Mark Hughes!
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Episode 80 we sit down and chat with the current Batman Beyond artist Bernard Chang. We dive deep into his early career and his current and amazing work on Batman Beyond.
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