Based on the current 32% fresh over at Rotten Tomatoes for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I get the feeling that the next great Batman movie won’t be released this weekend, but in 2017. That’s when we’ll get the LEGO Batman Movie. After the break, watch the first teaser trailer.
It’s not officially official but more “where there’s smoke there’s fire” rumors are popping up again that Mr. Ex-Jennifer Garner is preparing to star in and direct a solo Batman film. This rumor cycle brought to you by Deadline with the added spin that Affleck will co-write the film with DC’s chief creative officer and current Justice League scribe Geoff Johns.
There is no rumored release date for said movie, but you’d have to think DC/Warner Bros would want this in theatres as hot on the heels of Batsoup and Suicide Squad as possible. Those two films have release dates of March and August 2016 respectively. When trying to figure out where Warners would place this, keep in mind the current release date for the first Justice League film is Nov 2017. And at some unknown date in 2017 we are supposed to get the Lego Batman movie. With Flash and Aquaman feature films due in 2018, I can see some shuffling of DC properties here if this rumor holds up.
There is a Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice panel at San Diego Comic-Con tomorrow that may give us some clarity on all of this.
Disney’s annual shareholder meeting took place today in San Francisco and they took this opportunity to explode the Internet. First, they announced that Star Wars Episode VIII: The One With Four Letters In Its Roman Numeral will be released on May 26, 2017. Disney confirmed the second of the new trilogy will be written and directed by Rian Johnson (Looper, some of the best Breaking Bad episodes). That release date puts it head-to-head with the Lego Batman Movie (assuming they don’t blink…but they will) and right in between Terminator: Genisys 2 (May 19) and Fantastic Four 2 (June 2) if either of those get made (they won’t). And just a few weeks after Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (May 5). Toy Story 4 is still set for June 16 of that year, making it a Disney dominated summer–much like every summer forever it seems. More news after the break. Continue reading Disney Announces Star Wars Dates, Frozen 2