Saturday 3 April 2021

The Batman To Introduce Earth-2 To The DCEU

This week, THR reported on WarnerMedia’s updated film slate for the current decade. Amongst the cancelled projects include Aquaman spin-off film The Trench directed by James Wan and the Ava DuVernay-directed New Gods film. Wan is still set to direct Aquaman 2 and DuVernay is still attached to the upcoming DCTV show Naomi for the CW. 

The upcoming films will reportedly be set within the same interconnected universe as the theatrical version of Justice League (Zack Snyder’s Justice League is reportedly considered non-canon) with The Flash set to establish the DCEU Multiverse. Related to the multiverse news, the bigger surprise in the THR news story is the reveal that Matt Reeves’ film The Batman starring Robert Pattinson will be taking place in the DCEU’s version of Earth-2:

“Except for The Batman, which is set on an alternate Earth known to geeks as Earth-2, DC is plotting its films and shows to share the same universe.”

Little is known about The Batman apart from the fact the story takes place in Bruce Wayne’s second year as Batman and that the Riddler will be the main villain of the film. Other rogues set to appear in the film include Catwoman, the Penguin, and Carmine Falcone.

The Batman recently wrapped up filming and entered post-production. The film is scheduled for a 04 March 2022 release with two sequels planned to expand The Batman universe. 

Exactly how much WarnerMedia will expand the DCEU version of Earth-2, only time will tell. What I can say as a huge fan of Earth-2 is that you can’t call this world ‘Earth-2’ and not have some of its more iconic residents appear. Iconic residents like a certain gay Green Lantern who runs GBC in Gotham and a certain Kryptonian resident who protects the city with a certain Dark Knight Daughter who calls herself the Huntress!

Check out the teaser trailer for The Batman below and let us know your thoughts. Do you think The Batman could be the start of a version of Earth-2 we know and love?

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