The Batman Spin-Off Series

HBO Max’s yet-untitled The Batman spin-off series has been purported to be about Gotham PD for months now, with the corrupt police force at the center of the TV show. It was even assumed that fans would get something of an adaptation of the acclaimed comic series Gotham Central, written by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka, with that series’ diverse cast of characters finally getting their screen debut. But according to Brubaker, that won’t be the case.

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the batman batgirl

Before Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson got involved, Ben Affleck was going to direct and star in The Batman. The film would’ve had Affleck’s take on the Caped Crusader battling Slade Wilson, AKA Deathstroke, as played by Joe Manganiello. We’ll never get to see that version of the film, but in a recent interview, Manganiello revealed some new details about what could have been. And according to him, Batman wouldn’t have been alone in the film – the Dark Knight was going to have some help from Batgirl.

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the batman release date

The Caped Crusader’s COVID-troubled production has finally wrapped. The Batman director Matt Reeves announced the end of production following more than a full year of filming in the U.K. amid COVID-19 shutdowns and delays. The filmmaker marked the end of filming with an Instagram photo of his last day on set.

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gotham pd showrunner

HBO’s The Batman prequel TV series focused on the Gotham PD has a new showrunner: Joe Barton, writer and creator of the series Giri/Haji, as well as the writer of the horror film The RitualTerence Winter, a writer on The Sopranos and creator of Boardwalk Empire, was previously attached as showrunner but departed the project late last year.

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the batman ben affleck

Matt Reeves’ The Batman is now in production with Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, but once upon a time, things were going to be different. At one point, Ben Affleck, who played Batman in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman and Justice League, was set to direct and star in a new solo Batman movie. Affleck spent a while developing the project, and came close to making it – but in the end, it wasn’t to be.

But what kind of movie might Ben Affleck’s The Batman have been? According to Joe Manganiello, who was set to play villain Deathstroke in the film, Affleck’s The Batman was going to be a lot like David Fincher’s The Game.

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The Batman Spin-Off Series

There’s trouble in Gotham City, and it would seem that not even The Dark Knight can save the day.

Over the summer, news surfaced of a spin-off series at HBO Max that would explore “the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City” in the same universe as Matt Reeves‘ forthcoming movie The Batman. At the time, Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter was heading up the project, but unfortunately creative differences have resulted in him leaving the show. That explains why Winter recently boarded the new TV series adaptation of Dial M for Murder. Read More »

The Batman Trailer in LEGO

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch the teaser trailer for Matt Reeves‘ upcoming The Batman recreated entirely in LEGO. Plus, learn how to craft a good jump scare in the horror genre, and what makes a bad jump scare. And finally, find out everything you need to know about the Tremors timeline, which now spans seven movies and a TV series, if you can believe it. Read More »

the batman virtual production

When filmmaker Jon Favreau and the team at Industrial Light and Magic concocted a new way to transport audiences to a galaxy far, far away in The Mandalorian using a combination of video game engines and massive, high-quality LED screens, we knew it was only a matter of time before those techniques started making their way into the film industry’s biggest blockbusters.

Now director Matt Reeves is utilizing some of that Mandalorian technology on The Batman, Warner Bros.’ high-profile relaunch of the DC Comics film franchise.
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the batman release date

Shortly after it was reported that Dune would get pushed back by nearly a year, Warner Bros. has significantly reshuffled its film release calendar for the next two years. The biggest major delay is The Batman, which moves from October 2021 to March 2022. Several other comic book movies are following in The Batman‘s steps, with The Flash and Shazam 2 getting pushed back several months, while Black Adam has been taken off the release calendar entirely. Only Wonder Woman 1984 remains in its December 2020 slot.

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the batman production

The Batman is resuming production. Robert Pattinson has been cleared to once again stalk the streets of Gotham City after his positive COVID-19 test brought production to a screeching halt just three days after the Warner Bros. comic book film had resumed filming in London.

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