The SAG-AFTRA strike is over and Hollywood is back at work!
Now, on to the really important topic at hand, Batman on film…
THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
When it comes to the DCU’s Batman that will be introduced in THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, that film is currently in the very early stages of the process with director Andy Muschietti currently focusing on the MAX series/IT prequel, WELCOME TO DERRY. (Via DEADLINE)
However, a rumor is making the ’rounds that 3-time Oscar nominee and the writer of many top-notch films, John Logan (GLADIATOR, SKYFALL, HUGO, THE AVIATOR), is in “talks” to pen the script for TBATB. Apparently, this originated on Reddit (Yeah, I know!), so I asked around and was told that the rumor was legit…though nothing is confirmed or is a done deal. Stay tuned on this one.
Certainly, this would be a quality get for a writer…but it still doesn’t move the needle for me personally. TBATB just doesn’t sound like my cup of tea (I’m not a fan of Robins, Bat-sidekicks, and the Batman Family) and I have very little interest in the DCU Batman. With that said, Team BOF will cover it here on this website.
THE BATMAN SAGA (THE PENGUIN, THE BATMAN: PART II)
When it comes to what REALLY interests me as a Batman fan — Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN SAGA — the MAX series THE PENGUIN starring Colin Farrell should resume filming very soon and will still debut sometime next year (2024); though later than originally planned, I’m sure.
And then there is THE BATMAN: PART II…
The original plan was for it to commence filming in November of this year, 2023. Of course, that ain’t happening. However, filming should begin early next year and we definitely should start getting official casting news here shortly…YEA!
So, that’s all for now and I’m excited to get back in my wheelhouse: Following the production of a live-action solo Batman on film and covering it here on BOF! – Bill “Jett” Ramey