Reddit subcommunity DCEULeaks (via Screen Rant) has scored postings from a user, ‘WBUT7,’ which has offered new updates on two of the most anticipated films of the DC Extended Universe – Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” and the upcoming “The Flash” film.
First up, they say that The Joker, Deathstroke, and Scarecrow are rumored to be serving as the main antagonists in Reeves’ version of the script for “The Batman” with others potentially popping up in cameos. Both The Joker and Deathstroke already have Jared Leto and Joe Manganiello attached to the roles. They add that things remain in early stages:
“No work has been commissioned on this movie. Apparently, Matt Reeves has yet to even start on this and has to fulfil his commitment to ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ before working with Ben Affleck.
Although there have been rumours of the script being thrown out, there have been rumours around the executives that Matt Reeves wants to incorporate many Batman villains. These villains will include Deathstroke, Joker, and Scarecrow. The studio has already been working on Deathstroke (obviously) and has mockups of a potential new Scarecrow.”
The user also says the Ezra Miller-led “The Flash” film has reportedly finalized its script and will center on Barry Allen’s struggle with coming to terms with the unique sets of special abilities that he has at such a young age. It also will NOT be an origin story:
“The script has been completed and approved after MANY drafts and rewrites. The studio has finally approved a very good script, with some calling it ‘a perfect coming of age story regarding a young man trying to control his power’. There have not been that much more conversation regarding this film, although they have been very excited.”
As with any Reddit posting, take these rumours as VERY MUCH rumours for now. Both films have yet to set a release date or lock down a production date at this point though both are expected to get underway within the next few months.