Regardless of Ben Affleck’s time because the Darkish Knight not getting the type of essential and industrial response that Warner Bros. had been hoping for, Matt Reeves’ The Batman is arguably underneath much more stress to succeed. For one, re-casting and rebooting the title character so quickly after Justice League is a digital admission of failure on the studio’s half, and it’ll be a pivotal venture in establishing their new inventive path.
Additionally, with Reeves reportedly eager to make sure that his film exists exterior of the DCEU’s continuity, there will even be the inevitable comparisons to the zeitgeist-grabbing Joker. Not solely are the 2 arch-nemeses inextricably linked, however Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix have set the precedent for standalone DC outings, having loved billion greenback success and awards season glory.
With manufacturing presently shut down because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the solid and crew will little doubt be itching to return to work, having solely been taking pictures for a number of weeks earlier than they had been despatched house. Loads of rumors have already been making the rounds concerning the doable path of the story, too, and we’ve now heard that The Batman will likely be taking cues from the comedian books with regards to depicting one of many film’s main characters.
Based on our sources – the identical ones who advised us Justice League Darkish and Inexperienced Lantern exhibits had been coming to HBO Max, and that Viola Davis was returning for The Suicide Squad – Zoe Kravitz’s Selina Kyle will likely be bisexual within the movie. Which, after all, is one thing that grew to become canon within the pages of DC Comics a number of years in the past.
Clearly, characters in any film aren’t outlined by their sexuality, however it is going to a minimum of be attention-grabbing to see an interpretation of Catwoman on the large display that isn’t completely reliant on Bruce Wayne to outline her story arc, as was the case with Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns and Anne Hathaway in The Darkish Knight Rises. Positive, some folks on a discussion board someplace will likely be infuriated as they normally are when these sorts of issues are revealed, but when it ties organically into the narrative and performs a significant half in how Reeves and Kravitz plan on depicting Selina, then The Batman may end up all the higher for it.