Keaton was supposed to appear in “Batgirl,” too, but unfortunately, that movie won’t be seeing the light of day, despite having been filmed already. Also not moving forward right now is the “Batman Beyond” movie that “The Flash” screenwriter Christina Hodson was developing.
“The Flash” was originally slated to hit theaters way back in March 2018, and since then, Ezra Miller has had numerous arrests and legal issues related to burglary, harassment, on-camera strangling, and other incidents. Miller is just one of the many things that have gone wrong with this movie between 2004 and 2022.
DC has had some good individual films, but it feels like any attempts at replicating the success of Marvel’s shared-universe formula has been a bust. As much as I’ve enjoyed James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” and his “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, “Peacemaker” struck me as slightly more self-indulgent in some of its extended dialogue bits. And there’s a part of me that’s just over the whole superhero craze and questions whether Gunn and Peter Safran’s decision to recast Superman, nix “Wonder Woman 3,” and seemingly swing for a hard reboot — rebuilding the DC Universe from scratch — is really the right choice this late in the game.
While I’m no big Snyderverse fan, I was hoping Henry Cavill would be like Hugh Jackman, who had various solo and team movie misfires as Wolverine before he finally got a standalone film that did completely right by the character with “Logan.” It’s been almost ten years now since “Man of Steel,” and when I think about the possibility of another decade of DC movies, it just makes my brain numb. You mileage may vary, but either way, look for a new “Flash” promo to come speeding your way on Super Bowl Sunday.