With the first Batman/Superman film given a title earlier this month, DC and Warner Bros surprised many people when an outlet leaked what appeared to be a very ambitious schedule of superhero films lasting through 2018. Films like a Flash/Green Lantern team up and a Shazam origin story are planned to join the ranks of pre-planned films like Sandman. News also broke recently of Jason Momoa signing on to play Aquaman, who could appear in Dawn of Justice.
For many, the lack of a standalone Batman film wasn't surprising, as CHristopher Nolan's Batman series is arguably the best interpretation of the Caped Crusader. But don't be so sure that DC/WB think so. According to Latino Review, the companies are planning another film with a 2019 release, with the working title of The Batman.
On paper, this announcement seems to make sense, as Batman actor Ben Affleck will write, direct, and star in his next film Live By Night, which will begin shooting during summer 2015. With a final release date of October 7, 2016 that means Affleck's schedule will be freed up for a significant period so that he can shoot a Batman sequel.
With such an ambitious production schedule on WB's part, it seems unlikely that a Batman sequel could be made any time before 2017 - if that schedule should fall on hard times, we could see the movie delayed until 2020. Still the idea of DC/WB thinking ahead is smart and shows that their slumber after The Avengers was time well spent.
What do you think of this latest rumor? Is 2019 too long to wait for another Batman movie? What villain do you want to see Ben Affleck take on as the Dark Knight?
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