2019’s ‘Joker,’ which has now been nominated for multiple Golden Globes, including “Best Actor” and Best Motion Picture – Drama,” has continued to surprise fans. The film has garnered large success, recently surpassing the $1billion milestone at the box-office, on a relatively small production budget of $50-70 mil. While ‘Joker’ is said to be a one and done film, Joaquin Phoenix and Director Todd Phillips haven’t quite ruled out the possibility of a second installment. ‘Joker,’ is also expected to receive multiple nominations at the Academy Awards as well.
During a recent podcast of Fatman Beyond, Kevin Smith shared a little insider information about one alternate ending that could have pushed ‘Joker’ even further to the dark side. Smith had this to say:
So [Arthur’s] in the hospital and he laughs, chuckles. And the lady goes, ‘What’s so funny?'” Smith recalled. “And he says, ‘I was just thinking of something funny.’ What was supposed to happen was, you flashed back to the death of Thomas and Martha Wayne. And it was him killing Thomas and Martha Wayne. And [Bruce] was screaming and crying. And [Joker] turned to walk away, then he turned back, shrugged, and shot the kid. CREDITS.
This ending would have surely solidified any potential connection to Batman in a future sequel. But, what this tells us, is Todd Phillips wasn’t ready to completely throw away the idea of pitting a future matchup between Phoenix’s Joker with some incarnation of Bruce Wayne/Batman.
Do you think this would have made for a better ending? Or do you like the connection that Phillips left, with Joker’s ideology being the catalysts that kills Martha/Thomas Wayne and births Batman?
‘The Batman’ Set Photos Have Surfaced Online
With ‘The Batman’ set to being filming soon, we have received our first little tidbit as to what the city of Gotham will entail. Recent set photos have been making the rounds over the last 24 hours, giving us a glimpse of Gotham City Police vehicles. Batman fans have been clamoring for the smallest bit of news since the cast announcements. We know that recently, Robert Pattinson has spoken about the task of putting on the cape and cowl, but also the power he feels after getting suited up.
“It’s maybe the craziest thing I’ve ever done in terms of movie stuff,” Pattinson says. “I put it on. I remember saying to Matt, ‘It does feel quite transformative!’ He was like, ‘I would hope it does! You’re literally in the Batsuit.’”
“You do feel very powerful immediately,” Pattinson said. “And it’s pretty astonishing, something that is incredibly difficult to get into, so the ritual of getting into it is pretty humiliating. You’ve got five people trying to shove you into something. Once you’ve got it on, it’s like, ‘Yeah, I feel strong, I feel tough, even though I had to have someone squeezing my butt cheeks into the legs.”
“You’re trying to think of the way to balance, how to bring something new to it and not want to scare people off,” Pattinson sid. “And work in the confines of the costume.”
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While ‘The Batman’ will begin filming in London, many fans are hoping to catch a glimpse of the new “Batsuit” and Pattinson’s “Bat-physique.” Many believe Pattinson will take a little from previously popular batmen, and bring that chemistry to the big screen.
‘The Batman’ stars: Robert Pattinson (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Andy Serkis (Alfred Pennyworth), Zoë Kravitz (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Paul Dano (The Riddler), Colin Farrell (The Penguin) John Turturro (Carmine Falcone) Jeffrey Wright (Commissiner Gordon)
Production is set to begin January 13, 2020
Warner Bros. Official Slate Of Upcoming Films – Matrix 4, The Flash, Mortal Kombat & More
Warner Bros. Pictures has released its official slate of action films expected to hit theater screens through 2022. Warner Bros. is set to kick things off with ‘Birds of Prey’ (February 7, 2020), ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ (June 5, 2020), ‘The Batman’ (June 5, 2021), ‘The Suicide Squad’ (August 6, 2021) and ‘Black Adam’ (December 22, 2021). The posted slate has also dropped the highly anticipated ‘Akira’ project, that has been in and out of production hell for over a decade. Fans have also noted that Keanu Reeves will have two movies dropping not only in the same year, but on the same day. Lionsgate is also planning to release ‘John Wick 4’ on May 21, 2021. The same day ‘Matrix 4’ is set to release.
Check out the full list of projects below
Birds of Prey (February 7, 2020)
Wonder Woman 1984 (June 5, 2020)
Mortal Kombat (March 5, 2021)
Matrix 4 (May 21, 2021)
The Batman (June 5, 2021)
The Suicide Squad (August 6, 2021)
Black Adam (December 22, 2021)
The Flash (July 1, 2022)
Matt Reeves “THE BATMAN” Rumors, News, & More
The rumor mill is swirling about Matt Reeves upcoming Batman project. Last year Director Reeves sat down and explained his take on The Dark Knight:
“One of the reasons I was drawn to it is I had a similar fascination to Batman when I was younger that I had with the Apes series, which I was obsessed with. I see a parallel emotionally between Caesar and Batman, in that they’re both characters who are tortured and trying to sort of grapple within themselves to find the way to do the right thing in a very imperfect and, to some degree, corrupt world. It’s really that emotionality that I’m interested in.
“In all of my films, what I try to do, in an almost Hitchcockian sense, is use the camera and use the storytelling so that you become the character, and you emphasize with that point of view. I think there’s a chance to do an almost noir-driven, detective version of Batman that is point-of-view driven in a very, very powerful way, that hopefully is going to connect you to what’s going on inside of his head and inside of his heart.”
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