Here’s my top 10 favorite comic book films. These aren’t in any particular order, just 10 of my all time favorites.
This past weekend at Comic-Con Warner Bros. confirmed that Wonder Woman 2 was in active development, and as of today the film now has a release date.
Warner Bros. says that their Wonder Woman sequel will hit theaters on December 13, 2019. Director Patty Jenkins is still in talks to return, but a deal has not been finalized.
That gives us at least one confirmed DCEU movie for 2019. Shazam, which begins production in early 2018, is also targeting a 2019 release. There’s also a possibility that The Batman helmed by director Matt Reeves and starring Ben Affleck might make a summer 2019 release.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter
Matt Reeves stepped into replace star Ben Affleck as director on the project earlier this year, recently revealed on MTVs Happy Sad Confused Podcast that he scrapped the earlier script that Affleck, Chris Terrio and DC’s Geoff Johns had worked on.
When asked if he would be working with Affleck’s script, Reeves said, “No, it’s a new story. It’s just starting again. I’m excited about it. I think it’s going to be really cool.”
Reeves is planning a noir, detective driven take on the character. In the original script, Deadstroke was the villain, with Joe Manganiello cast. (Reeves did not say if he plans on using Deathstroke in his script.)
Listen to the full podcast here (with Reeves’ comments starting at the 30-minute mark), and a hat-tip to Batman-News for spotting his comments.
Listen to the full podcast here (with Reeves’ comments starting at the 30-minute mark)
While on the press tour for his film ‘War For The Planet of The Apes’ Director Matt Reeves has really been showing his excitement for his next project The Batman. In an interview today with UPROXX he explained that he was given assurances that he could make the movie the way he wanted.
Here’s a excerpt from the interview:
So the answer is yes, you did want assurances [before signing on to The Batman]. Maybe assurances isn’t the right word…
Reeves: No, it is.
So you are telling them, “Here’s what I want to do with Batman”?
Reeves: Yeah. When I come in, what I say is, “Look. First of all, you’re asking me if I’m interested in this franchise. I am. I love this franchise. I’ve loved it since I was a kid. But here’s the way in which I’m interested in it. And if you’re not interested in it in that way, then that’s totally fine.” And the good news was, they said, “Yeah, we’re really interested in that way.” And I remember this on Dawn, too. There would be moments where I came in for a pitch that was a certain version of the movie, and somewhere along the way, because they didn’t know me or whatever it was, they’d say, “Why don’t we do this?” And I would just simply say, “But that’s not the movie that we talked about. That’s not the movie I want to do.” And I have to say that they always backed down when it came down to that. And it’s kind of the way that I’ve always done it. And here’s the thing: I’m always happy not to do something. I’m usually looking for the reason to say no.
This is great and positive news given the negative stories that we’ve read about Warner Bros. tampering with the director cuts of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. Matt Reeves is a phenomenal director and should be given the opportunity to make the Batman movie he wants to make.
Screen Rant has reported today that Wonder Woman 2 will take place during the 1980s set in the Cold War. The Wrap has also come out and confirmed it with their own sources. Gal Gadot will be facing off against the Soviet Union set in the 1980s this time around… DRAGO!
What really has me curious is that Screen Rant states that Chris Pine will be returning as Steve Trevor. If you haven’t seen Wonder Woman… SPOILER in 3…2…1 HE DIED IN THE FILM, so it will be interesting to see how they bring him back, if this all turns out to be the case.
Geoff Johns (DC films President) recently confirmed that he’s working on the Wonder Woman 2 script with Patty Jenkins, However she’s still negotiating a deal to come back and direct the sequel.
What do you think about this news with Wonder Woman 2 being set during the Cold War in the 1980s?