File this one under “duh”, but sources tell Heroic Hollywood that The Batman will begin production sometime in 2019. Late last year The Batman director Matt Reeves said that he finished the story and was just beginning the script. A 2019 start date would give him plenty of time to work on it.
“The first big creative ‘wow moment’ was when we were shooting the prologue for ‘The Dark Knight,’ and seeing Heath Ledger standing in the street from behind,” Nolan said. “The iconic nature of the shot really stood out.”
According to The Wrap, the upcoming Joker origin movie will feature a backstory that will be familiar to fans of “The Killing Joke” graphic novel. In the movie, which takes place in the 1980s, The Joker will be a failed comedian.
Actor and comedian Marlon Wayans was a guest on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon this past week. A fact that all Batman News readers may not know is that Tim Burton cast him to play Robin in Batman Returns. This is the first time I’ve heard Wayans himself explain exactly what went down. VIA: […]
A fan reached out to Reeves on Twitter last night and said “say it ain’t so,” referencing all the speculation among fans. Reeves replied with “Uh… It ain’t so!” and then added some very reassuring emojis: a happy face, a bat, and a thumbs up!
Melniker and Uslan had worked together since 1979, when they first met about the prospect of bringing Batman to the big screen. Over the next decade there were a few attempts to get projects off the ground, and their aspirations were realized in 1989 when Batman became a blockbuster smash. Since then, their names have […]
Earlier this month it was reported that Joaquin Phoenix was in talks to play The Joker in the standalone origin movie that Todd Philips is working on. French website AlloCine caught up with Phoenix to talk about his new movie Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, and asked about those Joker movie rumors. […]
According to a document posted by reporter Jeff Sneider, production on The Joker is expected to begin this May. That could mean Warner Bros. is planning to release the movie next summer. Right now 2019 has Shazam in the spring (April 5), Wonder Woman 2 in the fall (November 1), and a Joker movie in […]
Variety reports that Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to star in The Joker origin movie that Warner Bros. is working on. This would be a standalone movie under a new brand and not related to the current DC Extended Universe where Joker Leto plays The Joker.
Despite what Christopher Nolan has said publicly, I have no doubt that Heath Ledger’s Joker would’ve been in The Dark Knight Rises if Ledger had still been alive. Ledger’s sister, Kate Ledger, backed up that theory in an interview with Australian website news.com.au last year while promoting the documentary I Am Heath Ledger. “I spoke […]
The Dark Knight Rises star Anne Hathaway visited the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles last Thursday, and met up with an old friend from the movie. Hello, old friend… @petersenmuseum A post shared by Anne Hathaway (@annehathaway) on Jan 25, 2018 at 6:45pm PST
TooFab caught up with Dark Knight Trilogy star Gary Oldman last Friday at the 7th Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards. When asked who should star in The Batman if Ben Affleck doesn’t end up doing that movie, Oldman had someone in mind. “I would like to see someone like Joaquin Phoenix […]
“I am outlining. I have the story worked out and I’m outlining,” Reeves said about The Batman. Reeves explained that he frequently Skypes with his Planet of the Apes co-writer Mark Bomback, so I think that we may see his name in the credits on the script. But for now, Reeves is outlining the story […]
Christian Bale was a guest on Variety’s “Playback” podcast this week to talk about his new movie Hostiles, as well as the rest of his career. When the popularity of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy was brought up, Bale, who enjoys to stay out of the spotlight as much as possible, admitted that it changed […]
Daily Sabah posted a new interview with Ben Affleck this week, where they asked him about coming back as Batman after Justice League. Affleck was pretty vague, but did flat out say that he still wants to direct a Batman movie.
Variety says that Ben Affleck is expected to appear in the standalone Flash movie, but that it’s very unlikely he will star in The Batman. According to their sources, director Matt Reeves wants to cast the role with “fresh talent”. Reeves has been meeting with potential Batman actors recently, most notably Jake Gyllenhaal.