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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the batman trailer

 

It’s been just three days since The Batman production restarted in the United Kingdom at the Warner Bros. studio in Leavesden. But the movie directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson is temporarily suspending principal photography after one of the crew members tested positive for COVID-19.

UPDATE: It turns out Robert Pattinson is the one who tested positive for COVID-19, according to Vanity Fair. Our original story follows below. Read More »

The Batman trailer dropped last weekend, and in addition to being really cool, it also featured our first look at Colin Farrell as The Penguin. Although many people didn’t realize that, at first. Farrell pops up in the trailer three quick times and is completely unrecognizable buried under the makeup used to turn him into Oswald “The Penguin” Cobblepot. And if you feel silly for not recognizing him, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Even Farrell’s co-star Jeffrey Wright didn’t recognize the actor when he saw him on set.

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Christopher Nolan Interview

Director Christopher Nolan has been virtually making the publicity rounds in support of the release of Tenet in movie theaters across several international markets. Though there’s been a lot of discussion about whether it’s responsible or smart for Warner Bros. Pictures to release Tenet in theaters right now, especially in the United States, Nolan hasn’t directly addressed the issue himself. But in a recent interview, the director did discuss the idea of his film being labeled as the savior of movie theaters during this difficult time.

Outside of Tenet, the filmmaker behind The Dark Knight Trilogy was inevitably questioned about the casting of his Tenet co-star Robert Pattinson as the latest iteration of The Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman. In fact, Pattinson found out that he landed the role of Batman while on the set of Tenet, and Nolan chatted about the vibe on set after the casting news broke. Read More »