“In every movie we’re watching right now, we’re wondering,’What’s the potential Max spin-off?'” Hamada told the NYT.
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Originally, Joss Whedon was obsessed with writing and directing the Batgirl movie, but dropped out in February 2018 because he couldn’t decipher the story. Later that year, Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson was tapped to write a new script, but since then little has been said about the project. Meanwhile, Creed star Michael B. Jordan has signed on to make a Static Shock movie.
Both The Suicide Squad in 2021 and The Batman in 2022 have a companion prequel series on HBO Max, so we’ve already seen the early achievements of this unified theater / streaming approach. Peacemakers focus on John Cena’s cruel patriotic vigilantism, and Gotham PD delves into the corruption that plagues Gotham City in Batman’s first year of employment. Hamada’s comments confirm that HBO Max will be home to standalone DC movies and spin-off series.
Hamada also confirms previous reports showing that Warner does not focus on a single shared universe, but on a multiverse where multiple incarnations of different heroes and villains can coexist. Even though both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton are expected to replay their respective Batman roles in the 2022 Flash, Batman is a complete restart set in a universe separate from DCEU. I already know that. That approach could become the norm, not the exception, in the future.
“I don’t think anyone else has tried this,” Hamada said. “But the audience is sophisticated enough to understand it. If we make a good movie, they will fit it.”
However, DCEU fans hoping for the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League should hold back expectations that could lead to future sequels set in the world of certain movie debris. According to the NYT, Snyder is not currently involved in any other project with DC, and Warners executives are reportedly calling Snydercut a “storytelling dead end-a street that doesn’t lead anywhere.”The interview took place shortly after Warner Bros. Chairman Toby Emmerich released his third Wonder Woman film, and both Patty Jenkins and Star Gal Gadot are expected to return. Earlier, Jenkins showed that the third Wonder Woman film would take place in the current DC Universe, rather than a historical drama like its predecessor. Jenkins is also attached to Amazon’s spin-off movie. This movie seems to be a clear candidate for HBO Max’s treatment.
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