Unhappy to say, “The Flash” bought nowhere close to that benchmark on opening weekend, so the chances of this occurring are slim to none. It’s miles extra seemingly that Warner Bros. will focus on Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” sequel and “The Courageous and the Daring,” which can introduce a brand new Batman as a part of James Gunn and Peter Safran’s reboot of the DC Universe. Andy Muschietti, who directed “The Flash,” was not too long ago tapped to helm that movie.
That having been stated, “Batman Past” as a nut that the studio has been making an attempt to crack for a protracted, very long time. For many who will not be acquainted, the title began as an animated sequence in 1999 that sees a futuristic model of Gotham Metropolis the place an elder Bruce Wayne trains a brand new Batman named Terry McGinnis. Some years in the past, there was a plan to have Clint Eastwood star as an old Bruce Wayne in a live-action model of the movie that by no means got here to be. Extra not too long ago, there have been additional rumblings of Warner Bros. eager to get this franchise off the bottom on the massive display.
Earlier this yr, experiences surfaced of an abandoned animated “Batman Beyond” movie that was kind of meant to be a solution to what Sony did with “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Maybe extra importantly, Christina Hodson, who was one of many writers on “The Flash,” had been engaged on a “Batman Past” film as a starring car for Keaton. On the time, the indication was that the project had been shelved. If Smith is to be believed, nevertheless, the “Batman Past” movie nonetheless had life till “The Flash” ticket gross sales snuffed it out fully. Alas, this can be a kind of white whale tasks that by no means will get its day within the solar.
“The Flash” is in theaters now.