DC EU/ Films : Flash movie confirmed , Black Mask in Birds of Prey and more updates7 min read
Things are looking pretty much on an upscale at WB/DC now with Hamada on the upfront. Just so that we are on context , Walter Hamada took over the elite comic book movie division after DC’s Magnum Opus disappointed at the box office. When Man of Steel dropped in , it was a highly polarizing film , dividing viewers in every segment possible. The sad part was , that was just the beginning. In a run to catch up with its rival , DC/WB cramped in too much in one film Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice and a result it was dissapointing to a greater degree. it was not until Patty Jenkin’s Wonder Woman that WB/DC knew some major kind of profit and critical acclaim.
While Wonder Woman sequel is under principal photography now , the question which keeps haunting fans is that : Will we be see standalone movies of the World’s Finest (Superman & Batman ) again ? Well while there might not be a direct answer , the Deadline article confirming that a Supergirl movie is in works , re-confirmed/confirmed many other things in the future DC Slate. And this is sure to make fans very happy. So what are they ? Let’s have a quick look :
Joker Origin movie
It’s still happening , unlike what most of us would like to believe. Film-making helmed by Todd Phillips , the cameras would start rolling next month in New York to give a October 2019 release date as previously confirmed. The movie will boast a star studded cast with the likes of Joaquin Phoenix (as the titular villain) , Robert De Niro ( as a talk show host who inspires our clown prince of crime) , Zazie Beetz , Marc Maron, Frances Conroy , and Josh Pais.
Birds of prey
Next up will see the fan favorite Margot Robbie reprising her role as Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey. A brainchild of Jordan B. Gorfinkel and Chuck Dixon, the movie will feature the iconic yet infamous trio and is rumored to feature DC heroines Black Canary, Huntress, Renee Montoya, and a young Cassandra Cain as well as the Batman villain Roman Sionis aka Black Mask as the primary antagonist.
While a release date is yet not fixed , the studio is looking at a 2020 release date with Cathy Yan (Sundance pic Dead Pigs) on the director’s chair. Filming reportedly starts January next year.
The Flash is one of the original founding member of the Justice League. But a lot of people tend to forget that and the amount of ignorance would increase day by day if we don’t get a standalone movie of the fastest man alive soon. There was a time when we used to get good entertainment value out of CW’s The Flash , but that seems a distant past now.
However things might be getting better for Flash fans as it is been reported that the studio is targeting a February 2019 date to finally get the cameras rolling for our beloved Barry Allen. Under the leadership of Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Game Night) , Ezra Miller is expected to run into enemies , still cloaked within the speed force ! I mean…we don’t know of them yet. Speculations ?
The article does not add anything more than that we know already . Director Matt Reeves is hard at work to bring the World’s greatest detective a thing he loves the most : Justice ! The filmmaker had previously addressed that he expects to shoot the much anticipated DC chapter sometime next year. To know more about what he said , click here. Additionally , we know that the studio has booked four release dates in 2020 – February 14, April 3, June 5, and July 24. Solve the puzzle and I think you would get a clearer picture of when the ball is going to roll.
For now we have Aquaman for a December release date , Shazam for a April 2019 release date and Wonder Woman 1984 for a late 2019 release. Let us know what you feel of this development at DC in the comments section down below and follow us for more superhero updates.