It’s become almost commonplace for a studio to release some sort of follow-up to a film that is both a commercial and critical success. And that may be happening with Warner Bros.’ Joker. The film, which was directed by Todd Phillips, starred Joaquin Phoenix in the title role which was an origins story for the Clown Prince of Crime. The film opened to the tune of $96.2 million in its debut weekend, and has passed the monumental $1 billion mark since then. So it’s only natural that WB would want to keep that momentum going.
According to some trades Phillips has met with Warner Bros. about taking on a sequel. But this particular news bit isn’t so straight forward. There is a conflicting report from another trade which says there are no current talks regarding the potential sequel. More on the reports below.
It wasn’t quite clear where Henry Cavill‘s stood on playing Superman again after it was widely rumored that he walked away from a cameo appearance in Shazam! and that he would no longer be playing the character. Though many had assumed the actor would no longer play the Man of Steel, nothing was actually confirmed. There had been reports that Warner Bros. was exploring rebooting the DC Extended Universe by turning their attention to Supergirl. But Cavill also posted an Instagram video of himself wearing a Kryptonian lift team shirt while slowly raising a Superman toy up to the frame, all with that Superman theme playing in the background. As confusing as it was, things remained relatively quiet. Until now.
In a new interview, Cavill says that the Man of Steel’s cape is “still in his closet,” and that he has a lot to give to the role, and that there is a lot of justice that needs to be done still. More on the report below.
Ben Affleck has stayed out of the limelight ever since he retired from playing Batman. And it looks like he is getting back to something a bit more grounded and dramatic. Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the sports drama The Way Back, which will reunite the actor with The Accountant director Gavin O’Connor.
In the film, Affleck plays a depressed alcoholic whose life has spiraled downward after a great tragedy. But he finds a second chance at life when someone offers him a job coaching basketball at his old high school. Of course, this job proves to be a bit difficult considering his personal problems, but it will also give him a chance to redeem himself and find a way to fight his demons in a more constructive way. Check out the trailer below.
Matt Reeves‘ The Batman has been making some big-name casting news in recent weeks with actors like Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, and Jeffrey Wright all joining Robert Pattinson, who will be playing the titular character. Then, just last week, Colin Farrell and Andy Serkis were reported to be in talks to join the upcoming film as well.
Now another actor has been cast. However, you may not have heard of her, and there is a reason for that. New reports confirm that Jayme Lawson has joined the film. More on the report below.