The Batman has been delayed and with all the changes that have been going on with the Ben Affleck starrer, the studio is looking for other alternatives. They are planning to fill the slot left empty by the Dark Knight movie with some other DC project.
There are many choices and it includes Gotham City Sirens, The Flash, Green Lantern Corps and Dark Universe amongst others. However the studio will have to tread carefully and fill the slot with a movie that does justice to the DC movie line-up as whole.
Considering the number of movies that have been planned in the DCEU, here are movies that can fill the slot left open by The Batman.
Before Dwayne Johnson can star as supervillain Black Adam in Shazam, he will be appearing in his own solo movie titled Black Adam. With Dwayne being an established movie star, it would be a good idea to fill the empty slot with his movie.
Known as franchise Viagra, Dwayne’s movie will be able to give DCEU the edge it currently needs. Once his solo movie is out, DC will have a strong property in their hand that they can explore further in future.
Man of Steel 2
Man of Steel 2 is currently being planned and a director has been considered for the movie. Until now DCEU has been blamed for overlooking Superman considering he is one of the most popular DC hero.
If the sequel gets green lit, DC will be able to take Superman’s story further and it could be a continuation of his story from this year’s Justice League. With Brainiac and Supergirl reportedly a part of the movie, it would be interesting to see which characters are included in the movie.
Nightwing is another solo movie that will be made in DCEU with Chris McKay directing. Often considered a popular character, this character from the Batman-verse will be a good choice to replace Batman’s movie.
Currently there are no updates about who will be playing Nightwing/Dick Grayson, but the movie could certainly have a hidden connection with The Batman.
Gotham City Sirens
IGN reported that DC is considering five movies that can fill the slot instead of The Batman. According to the outlet, Margot Robbie led Gotham City Sirens, Green Lantern Corps, The Flash, Suicide Squad 2 and Dark Universe are the movies that are being considered.
David Ayer is directing Gotham City Sirens, Mel Gibson is being considered for Suicide Squad 2 and Doug Liman has been roped in to direct Dark Universe. Other two movies like Green Lantern Corps and The Flash are currently in initial stages. It remains to be seen which movie ends up replacing The Batman next year.
The Batman will be Ben Affleck’s solo movie as the dark knight and will be directed by Matt Reaves.
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