We’ve all been patiently waiting for some sort of update concerning the next Batman movie and it looks like we have a small tidbit, thanks to the trades.
TheHollywoodReporter is giving a coy update concerning the status of Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman movie, also reaffirming multiple trade reports that Ben Affleck isn’t expected to reprise the role of Bruce Wayne. Revealing that the script is basically done and that they could begin filming between now and November.
The script is basically in, although Reeves will continue tweaking it and working on it. And I’m hearing the studio wants to start shooting in November. So let’s say between now and then?
We had been hearing about a possible production start in June-July, although this reporting suggests an out for them just in case they do start earlier than November, almost ten months of wiggle-room in that sentence. But, it’s still something.
If the script is the final stages before a final polish as they suggest, they aren’t likely spending ten months on production design. I’ll stick with the summer start for the moment.
Multiple reports have suggested that Matt will attempt to cover a younger version of the Batman and rumored that it may minor take cues from Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One comics.
The DCU schedule currently has the release order as such Shazam! in April, Joker in October, Birds of Prey in February 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 in June 2020.
An official release date for The Batman has yet to be announced by Warner Bros.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER