Today has been another weird one for Warner Bros. and the much-maligned DCEU, which continues chugging along, desperately clinging to the release of Wonder Woman in hopes it will pull the train back on the tracks.
It seems The Batman is getting a page one re-write. According to the Slashfilm news, the story to this point is being completely scrapped and redone from the ground floor. This could be mostly because they finally nailed down Matt Reeves to direct The Batman and he’s wanting his own story. Reeves came on board after Ben Affleck dropped out of directing, reportedly wanted to jump ship (or didn’t), and recently admitted a stint in alcohol rehab. So, yeah, things are going swimmingly over at the DCEU. Let’s hope they don’t ruin Reeves’ reputation.
Which brings me to Suicide Squad 2, which has nailed down coveted screenwriter Adam Cozad to pen a script. Don’t know who he is? Well, Cozad’s only two credits include the two incredibly forgettable movies Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, and The Legend of Tarzan (take however much time you need to look up Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit to find out when it came out, the stars, etc.). Hey, whatever, it can’t be worse that what Ayer threw down in the first Suicide Squad? Can it? Someone who wastes their money to go see this will have to let me know.
Anyways, the DCEU seems like it’s a big mess from top to bottom. No breaking news there. Of course, they would never do something crazy like not making another standalone Batman movie that we don’t really even need. But delays upon delays might force their hand in that direction. Who even knows anymore?
Wonder Woman, by the way, looks awesome. It’ll be here June 2 about thirteen years ahead of The Batman.