The upcoming San Diego Comic-Con might just go down as the most anticipated convention up to date. DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. are expected to announce big revelations which will further solidify the image of this decade as “golden era of superhero films”.
Just a few weeks ago, a well-known insider Nikki Finke revealed the line-up and release dates of WB and DC’s upcoming films. She has listed Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice coming in 2016; a rumored release schedule points to Shazam and Sandman releasing that same year; Justice League, Wonder Woman and a Flash/Green Lantern film in 2017; capped off by Man of Steel 2 in 2018. Some might be asking if there will be a continuation to The Dark Knight or if Batman’s story has finally reached its conclusion.
According to Latino Review, ‘what we recently discussed on the #SRUnderground DCU podcast is indeed coming to pass: Batman will be rebooted in 2019, in a solo film titled The Batman. LR lays out a logical line for why this is happening this way – as opposed to launching Batman (the company’s strongest brand) in the nearer future – and it looks like this:’
-New Batman Ben Affleck presumably has Batman V Superman production tying him up until 2015.
-He directs his delayed project, Live By Night, in 2015 for 2016 release.
-He’s back in the cowl for Justice League in late 2015/2016.
-By 2017, Justice League promotion is done, film is in theaters, and Affleck can turn attention to The Batman.
Another hint that The Dark Knight is already out of the picture is that The Dark Knight star Joseph Gordon-Levitt who was hinted as Robin, is in fact developing a Sandman movie.
As of the moment, there are no concrete validations that Affleck will direct the Batman reboot along with starring in it; but a multi-Oscar-winning writer/director like Ben Affleck would definitely be in the running. After Batman V Superman and Justice League, he’ll probably have a good handle on the character – and he has never failed to amuse fans with his ability to create the sort of hard-boiled detective Noir film we’d want as a fresh adaptation of the character.
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