President of DC Films Walter Hamada announced today that there will be two separate Batman Franchises. Robert Pattison will play the Caped Crusader in a stand-alone universe, while Ben Affleck’s version of the character will be recast for the DCEU. This is a move we’ve heard DC was planning to make for some time now. Though it seems the wheels are officially in motion now. Check out what Hamada had to say while speaking with The New York Times below
“I don’t think anyone else has ever attempted this, but audiences are sophisticated enough to understand it. If we make good movies, they will go with it.”
While multiple versions of superheroes are the subject of a number of rumors lately, I believe this will be the first time two big-screen versions of the same character will exist at the same time. The more Batman the better I always say.
Besides existing in their own universes, there are some more possibilities. Pattinson’s Batman could at some point find his way to the DCEU. And Batfleck’s replacement could be the focus of solo films for the character that will exist within the DCEU. While we’re at it, can we get a new Joker for the DCEU? As I’ve said before, I don’t mean to bash Leto’s version of the character, I don’t think he’s to blame for this version and his portrayal is the least of the problems. I am just no fan of this Joker.
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Source: The New York Times