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DC Films Hoping To Film Project This Year To Take The Place Of The Batman

March 17, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee

Now that The Batman has been delayed, it appears as DC is looking ahead and trying to fill that spot with another project. In posts on Twitter, Variety‘s Justin Kroll said that DC Films wants to shoot something this year to take The Batman‘s release date. Other films in consideration are Suicide Squad 2, The Flash, Green Lantern Corps, Gotham City Sirens and Dark Universe. However, if none of the projects are ready, then they’ll just stick with Aquaman and have it be 2018’s sole release. This is similar to when Marvel cancelled Runaways and only released The Avengers in 2012. He wrote:

The gap is extended after Aquaman‘s release date was pushed back, meaning there will be over a year between DC Films with Justice League arriving on November 17 and Aquaman coming on December 21, 2018.

The problem with filling the gap is that none of the aforementioned films are likely even close to ready to shoot. The Flash is in the middle of a page-one rewrite. David Goyer joined Green Lantern Corps in January to write the script. Suicide Squad 2 only just now got a screenwriter in Adam Cozad. Gotham City Sirens was announced in December but no casting announcements have been made outside of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Finally, Dark Universe (Justice League Dark) has a director (Doug Liman) and a script from Guillermo del Toro, but there’s been no news of any movement there.

It remains to be seen where DC goes from here, but if they want to film in 2017, we’ll likely get some sort of announcement soon if they decide to fast-track a project.

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