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Michael Keaton is in Talks to Return to Batman. It “May Not Happen.”

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Deadline is reporting that Michael Keaton is in talks to return to the role of Batman which he appeared in two films, Batman in 1989 and Batman Returns. This is talks and often talks go nowhere, it’s not a done deal like so many clickbait sites are reporting. Even Deadline says “this deal may not happen.”

Keaton’s Batman would be a “Nick Fury-like role” starting in The Flash starring Ezra Miller. It would have him take on the role in other films like Batgirl. It also doesn’t impact Matt Reeve’s reboot The Batman which stars Robert Pattinson which may pick up the storyline from Batman Returns according to Deadline.

Andrés Muschietti is directing The Flash from a script by Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson. Barbara Muschietti and Michael Disco are producing.

DC’s cinematic universe is taking a different approach than the Marvel one. Instead of one narrative, DC is taking an all approach. Every film, tv show, animated film, are all part of a multiverse. Each story can take place on another version of Earth and crossover when needed. Keaton’s Batman connected with the DC television world as it was shown in the recent event “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” Then, Miller’s Flash also appeared on the show making all of the entities connected. This approach allows DC more freedom to create standalone films, “hey they take place on a different Earth,” reboot franchises, or a larger vision as was originally attempted with Batman v Superman, Justice League, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman.

Warner Bros. Shifts The Batman, The Flash, and Shazam 2’s Release Dates

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Movie studios have been shuffling the release dates for many of their films. Warner Bros. is the latest to announce shifts and a trio of comic related films are being impacted and not all are being delayed!

The Batman, the latest reboot of the character starring Robert Pattinson in the lead role and directed by Matt Reeves, will move from June 25, 2021, to October 1, 2021.

The Flash is actually hitting theaters sooner moving up one month. The film will now be released on June 3, 2022 up from July 1, 2022.

Shazam 2 is being delayed from April 1, 2022 to November 4, 2022.

Those Two Geeks Episode Fifty Six: The Mother Of All Tangents (it started with Dan Didio and Wolverine casting rumours)

Alex and Joe talk about Wolverine casting rumours for Captain Marvel II, and start talking about Dan Didio being replaced as DC’s publisher before getting wildly off track (while still staying on topic somehow).

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jcb_smark if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Matt Reeves Delivers a First Look at The Batman’s Batmobile

Director Matt Reeves has Tweeted a look at his concept for the Batmobile appearing in the upcoming The Batman. The film is a “year one” type story focusing on the early career of the Caped Crusader.

As we can see, his early car is much more grounded than the cool tech we’ve seen in other films. The car looks like a modified GTO. It signals what we might expect for the upcoming film when it comes to that.

Director Matt Reeves Teases His Batman

Director Matt Reeves has posted the first look of Robert Pattison as Batman in the now shooting The Batman. The video was shot by the film’s director of photography Greig Fraser with music by the film’s composer Michael Giacchino.

The look is reminiscent of Christopher Nolan’s take on the character in his trilogy. The design has a grounded design about it, like hockey equipment meets skating pads meets police armor. We also get a first look at the new Bat-symbol.

The Batman is set to come to theaters on June 25, 2021.

The Batman – Camera Test from Matt Reeves on Vimeo.

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It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone looking forward to? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for comic shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Zoë Kravitz Will Play Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, in The Batman

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Rumors have swirled as to who will be seen in The Batman, the next iteration of the popular comic character. It has been revealed that Zoë Kravitz will slide into the role of Selina Kyle, Catwoman in the film. She’ll star opposite Robert Pattinson who will don the cape as Bruce Wayne, Batman.

Kyle/Catwoman has morphed into an antiheroine and sometime love interest for Wayne/Batman. A recent storyline had the two about to be married which didn’t go ahead.

Numerous other actors were rumored for the role including Zazie Beetz, Eiza Gonzalez, and Alicia Vikander.

Production on the film is slated to begin filming in late 2019 or early 2020. The Batman is scheduled to be released on June 25, 2021.

Kravitz is the latest in a long line of defining women to take on the role of Catowman. Actresses to take on the character include Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lee Meriweather, Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, Camren Bicondova and many more. The character has appeared in comics, television, movies, video games, animation, and radio.

Catwoman was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and debuted in Batman #1 published in 1940.

Director Matt Reeves tweeted out the below in response to the news:

Robert Pattinson is “Officially” The Batman

Robert Pattinson

Reports are coming out that a deal has closed and Robert Pattinson will be donning the cowl for The Batman directed by Matt Reeves.

Pattinson beat out Nicholas Hoult for the role and reports yesterday said the two were screen testing today. Variety says “the studio confirmed” that a deal was signed. Deadline has a different take and is reporting that Warner Bros. has “approved” the casting and negotiations will be getting underway.

As with all casting, nothing is official until the studio publicly announces it. So, wait until Warner Bros., Reeves, or Pattinson make an official announcement, which is said to be “imminent.” There’s been numerous clickbait casting reports that have turned into nothing in recent years and in fact some were never even on the table to start.

Pre-production for the film begins this summer and it’s set to come to theaters June 25, 2021.

Expect the official roll out to build excitement and buzz to begin at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con.

Robert Pattinson In Negotiations for Matt Reeves’ The Batman

Robert Pattinson

Variety is reporting that Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to play the lead in Matt ReevesThe Batman. The film is currently scheduled to come to theaters June 25, 2021.

The deal is not yet done, by
Robert Pattinson is the top choice and the deal is reported to be signed shortly. While this was an “exclusive” breaking news, others are reporting that Pattinson is just on the short list along with Nicholas Hoult. Armie Hammer has been rumored for the role for some time and was set to play the character in George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal.

Pre-production for the film is expected to begin this summer and we’d expect an official surprise announcement during San Diego Comic-Con.

Reeves took over directing duties from Ben Affleck for the film in January 2017 and the two have been developing the project since.

Robert Pattinson, age 32, would be the youngest to play the character on the big screen setting up a potential long run and continuity for the character when it comes to actors.

Robert Pattinson rose to fame playing Edward Cullen in the Twilight series of films. He also played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He’s worked steadily since he began acting in 2004 in both box office blockbusters and smaller films. He’s been cast in Christopher Nolan’s mystery project to be released in 2020. That film is also being released by Warner Bros. which is the company behind The Batman.

No official start date for the film has been set. Warner Bros. has been showing patience for the film to get it right.

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