I don’t think the Batman news could get any crazier than what I am about to report. I should also mention that these wouldn’t be four solo Batman sequels, but rather four Batman related films. Misleading I know, but at the same time, this is possibly a huge rumor that isn’t crazy or out of the realm of possibilities. Warner Brothers loves Batman and they know that we love Batman so it’s no surprise that they would want to cash in on their cash cow.
The rumor is from a reddit forum (I know, I know), but what they are pretty interesting nonetheless:
The plan for 2019 is to release four Batman related films. Gotham City Sirens around Valentine’s Day weekend, Nightwing on Memorial Day weekend, Batgirl in August and The Batman in November. The studio is doing this to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Batman.
The Batman film will still have Deathstroke but not as a main villain. Matt Reeves wants to do a larger scale Batman film that will include the Bat family as well as most of Batman’s rogues.
In addition, two Batman animated films are also planned for 2019. One will be an adaptation of The Long Halloween.
Grant Wilson might be the villain for the Nightwing solo film. He is hired by Roland Desmond to take out all the mob bosses in Blüdhaven.
Suicide Squad 2 or Dark Universe will most likely be taking Aquaman’s previous release date.
Mel Gibson is no longer the front runner to direct the Suicide Squad sequel. Jaume Collet-Serra and Ruben Fleischer are now the top candidates. The script is currently being written with a story pitch given by Ayer. Killer Frost will be the new female lead to replace Harley Quinn.
The Dark Universe script is going through final rewrites. Guillermo Del Toro’s old treatment was used as a base and was rewritten to connect to the universe. If Liman is ready, filming could start as early as summer.
Four movies are also planned for 2020. Warner Bros wants to do two low budget/smaller scale films and two big budget/larger scale films per year.
Jonathan Levine is in talks to direct The Flash. The film will most likely release in 2020.
Matthew Vaughn will most likely write the Man of Steel sequel if he takes on the directional duties.
That’s a lot of news that’s pretty self explanatory, but if most of these or even one these is true, this could be a really fascinating development with the new direction of the DCEU. Batman is the crown jewel of the DC Universe comics and movies which makes sense why they want to make him the heart of the DCEU all the further. The Bat-family has been something fans have been curious about for a long time and if these rumors are true and connect with the news of Joss Whedon signing on for Batgirl, Chris McKay is going to direct a solo Nightwing movie, and Matt Reeves is set to direct The Batman.
Warner Bros. has yet to confirm or deny any of these rumors, but I’m sure we will get more pieces to this possible puzzle in the near future, I’m sure.