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James Gunn 'cuts off' a Batman film in development with Michael Keaton: Batman Beyond

A new move by DC's new cinema head has come to light, in which he has, reportedly, dropped the project of a new movie based on Batman Beyond.

James Gunn 'cuts off' a Batman film in development with Michael Keaton: Batman Beyond

James Gunn, the new director of DC Studios, continues to make drastic decisions at the helm of the new DCU. After leaking the cancellation of Wonder Woman 3, putting an end to Jason Momoa's Aquaman after the upcoming release of its sequel or questioning the future of Henry Cavill as Superman, now comes the turn of a project that was not even announced: a solo film of Michael Keaton's Batman that was to adapt the futuristic version of Batman Beyond.

According to media such as The Direct, after the words of journalist Jeff Sneider in the podcast The Hot Mic, where it has been explained that Gunn has made the decision to cancel the project due to incompatibilities with the new DC shared universe in which he is working with Peter Safran.

We are left without Batman Beyond by Michael Keaton

As Sneider assures, Warner Bros. and DC were working on a film project centered on Michael Keaton's Batman, the iconic version of the Dark Knight that we will see next in The Flash, thanks to a script written by Christina Hodson, screenwriter of The Flash and Birds of Prey. All this as part of Keaton's return to DC alongside The Flash, a cameo that is already secured. It should be recalled that he also had a participation in Batgirl, a film that was canceled this summer after completing its shooting.

The film was intended to adapt the Batman Beyond version, an aging Batman from the near future who offers his mantle to a new hero. A leak backed up by Hollywood journalist Umberto Gonzalez of The Wrap, who claims that the film was born from the events of The Flash through a new timeline. This story was intended to introduce Terry McGinnis, who picks up the mantle of Keaton's Batman to fight crime in a futuristic Gotham plunged into chaos by crime and the presence of new villains.

Recently, Gunn himself replied to The Hollywood Reporter's leak by assuring that his goal is to overcome "an unavoidable transitional period as we moved into telling a cohesive story across film, TV, animation, and gaming."

Source | The Direct


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