It’s a must to admire Warner Bros. and DC Movies shifting their strategy on the subject of their superhero output, with the plans to attempt to replicate the Marvel formulation being dropped in favor of creating it up as they go alongside. Simply a few years in the past, Ben Affleck was set to headline The Batman, however now the studio is transferring ahead with two franchises for the Darkish Knight, neither of that are going to contain the actor.
In the meantime, based mostly on how issues are going, the most definitely state of affairs for the following Superman film is that it gained’t star Henry Cavill. In spite of everything, Man of Metal was launched eight years in the past, however WB have proven little or no curiosity in a direct sequel, regardless of just lately signing the actor to a contract extension. Certainly, even earlier than Cavill put pen to paper, there was speak making the rounds that the Massive Blue Boy Scout was going to be rebooted with a brand new star within the position, and we’ve now heard that J.J. Abrams might be the person to do it.
Based on our intel – which comes from the identical sources that instructed us Justice League Darkish was within the works for HBO Max lengthy earlier than it was introduced – one of many initiatives the filmmaker is eying below Unhealthy Robotic’s unique growth cope with Warner Bros. is a standalone Superman blockbuster, nearly 20 years after he wrote the script for the deserted Flyby.
It’s unclear if he would direct or simply produce, and it’s additionally unknown which model of the hero the pic would function or who might play him. However we’re instructed that whereas Cavill can nonetheless seem for cameos in future DC motion pictures, he gained’t be the face of the reboot and there’ll be a number of Males of Metal flying across the DCEU for a bit, sort of like we now have with Keaton, Affleck and Pattinson all taking part in the Darkish Knight.
In fact, this might be removed from the primary time the polarizing director has been linked with Krypton’s favourite son over the past couple of years, however Joker and hopefully The Batman will show that DC motion pictures can flourish outdoors of the primary timeline, no matter whether or not or not it’s Henry Cavill below the swimsuit.