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Batman 2’s future looks uncertain after Batgirl’s cancellation as WB Discovery balks at letting it go into production, stuck in development limbo


The latest from Matt Reeves Batman 2 does not bring hope and redemption for the future of the DC franchise. Of the many films, shows and projects heading to the gallows, bat girl hit the hardest. Critics sparked by the onslaught of cancellations closely follows the humiliating optimism that new management has displayed regarding their Ezra Miller film, despite the actor’s increasingly erratic, volatile and misguided actions.

The Batman (2022)
The Batman (2022)

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Now that WarnerMedia and Discovery have merged to become DC’s new parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery. Changes include the resignation and removal of those who were at the helm of the former Warner Bros. and as such, the projects promised in the last year of the company’s management remain in the worst stage of production yet – development limbo.

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The dizzying impact of Matt Reeves The Batman on DC

When Matt Reeves announced the development and production of The Batman, it was received with a positive outcry among moviegoers and comic book enthusiasts. The noise that was definitive of excitement and zealous agitation quickly turned into criticism when the unlikely protagonist was brought to the forefront of the news. Robert Pattinson’s career had been defined by underrated and underrated cult classics that mostly escaped the public eye and as such the actor was bullied and subjected to a frenzy of rage. massive for his supposed lack of experience portraying characters like Batman.

The Batmobile
The impact of Reeves’ film was felt on an unprecedented scale in DC

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Soon, however, the world was wrong and Reeves The Batman became a legend, just like the eponymous character of the film itself. People couldn’t help but rave about the film, its cinematography, raw appeal, and perfectly crafted noir thriller narrative, something that’s been lacking in recent superhero franchise movies. Pattinson rose in critics’ ratings and audience appreciation and Batman 2 became a project people wanted – no questions asked and no delays.

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WB Discovery Put Options Batman 2The future on hold

Toby Emmerich had publicly congratulated and announced the success of Matt Reeves on The Batman and its progression with the sequel, Batman 2. But as new management takes over and Walter Hamada and Emmerich are squeezed out of the franchise, projects like this as well as wonder woman 3, black canary, Static shock, Zatannaand Ta-Nehisi Coates Superman are put on hold as Zaslav, the new leader decides on a new direction for the DCEU.

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The Batman director Matt Reeves, while filming on set with lead role Robert Pattinson

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Development limbo is the worst production phase a project could go through and as the phrase suggests, a project is neither canceled nor allowed to enter the production phase until further notice. With the new direction David Zaslav envisions for the DC Extended Universe, it certainly looks like a bleak future for DC fans, but until then we can only celebrate the confirmed harbinger of chaos that will be Joaquin. Lady Gaga’s Phoenix and Arthur Fleck. and Harley Quinn in the next Joker: Madness for two while waiting for DC FanDome.

The Batman is now streaming on HBO Max.

Source: Variety

Eric Patrick
Eric Patrick
Eric Patrick is currently a freelancer who writes for several magazines and is an economy and finance correspondent at The Nuherald. He has been working in this field for around ten years and has gained immense popularity during that time. He received a Master's degree in philosophy. During his working career, he gained much popularity as a writer resulting in receiving many great honors and awards. He has written for a wide range of leading media outlets on various entertainment topics.


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