“Joker,” “Flash” & More DC Film News

No-one seems to be quite sure where Warner Bros. Pictures’ plans for their live-action DC universe titles are going, or which are seriously going forward, but Walter Hamada (“The Conjuring”) has come in as the newly appointed DC Entertainment film production president and is reportedly said to have a real plan ready.

Hamada, who replaces the outgoing Diane Nelson and Geoff Johns, has apparently been quietly working on a ‘fix’ for the past few months regarding the chaotic DC Films slate. The new top exec is said to be: “going over the projects in development, culling certain ones, elevating others, keeping an eye on the big marquee heroes while also developing lesser-known characters that could pop big…[he] walked into a sh–show, and he’s trying to clean it up.”

For now there’s only three DC films on the schedule – “Aquaman” for Dec 2018, “Shazam” for early 2019, and “Wonder Woman 1984” which just began filming this week. Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” is also in development with the first draft of the script is now with the studio.

Also in development is the Joaquin Phoenix-led The Joker film which is expected to launch a new sub-label under the DC Films division, possibly labelled DC Black, and is said to be sporting a 1980s gangster tone and an economical $55 million budget.

Then there’s “The Flash” movie starring Ezra Miller which will now be a much lighter and more fun affair. John Francis Daly and Jonathan Goldstein helm the film which will begin production in early 2019 and will likely be the next DCEU film to go into production.

SourceL: The Playlist