Following the release of ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ DCU officially took over from the DCEU and now some of the most iconic characters in comics history are in the hands of Safran and Gunn. The DCU is meant to start with the animated show ‘Creature Commandos,’ however, the live-action portion of this cinematic universe is kicking off the release of ‘Superman: Legacy’ which both Safran and Gunn consider to be the true start of DCEU. Several other projects are also confirmed to be in development, ‘The Authority’ focusing on the team of the same name, ‘Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow’ that would see Milly Alcock in the role of DCU’s Supergirl, ‘Paradise Lost’ a tv show focusing on Wonder Woman-oriented lore set on Themyscira.
While some of the most notable roles in DCU have been cast, primarily Superman, Lois Lane, and Supergirl we still have no idea who the live-action Batman in the DCU will be. If Charles Murphy is to be believed, this might soon change as the Caped Crusader is the next big role that the studio is looking to cast, with a casting call expected to go out “very soon.”
DCU’s Batman is expected to debut in ‘The Brave and the Bold’ which will focus on the Bat-Family and introduce Batman’s son Damian Wayne as a version of Robin. James Gunn described it as a “strange father and son story” about Batman and Robin. ‘The Brave and the Bold’ aims to avoid multiple Batman iterations. Gunn emphasizes Batman’s significant role in the DCU based on Grant Morrison’s comic run. Ben Affleck will not reprise his DCEU role, and Matt Reeves’s Batman will continue separately under the DC Elseworlds label. The Flash director, Andy Muschietti, has been hired to direct, with Barbara Muschietti co-producing alongside Gunn and Safran.
So far, Batman actors have always stirred polarizing reactions from the community. For some Pattison seemed like a perfect and brooding Dark Knight while some couldn’t get over his role in ‘Twilight.’ What do you think? Who the new Batman could be? Share your top picks in the comments below!