Mike Flanagan Reportedly Pitches Clayface Movie To DC, Claims News Is "Speculative"

The Haunting of Hill House co-creator and horror writer wants to bring Clayface to the big screen in a solo movie.


Horror writer and director Mike Flanagan and his Intrepid Pictures partner Trevor Macy had a meeting with DC James Gunn and Peter Safran and pitched a Clayface solo movie for DC Studios, Deadline reports. However, Flanagan came forward on Twitter and addressed the rumors, saying they were speculative.

"The news today is entirely speculative," the director tweeted. "When or if something like that ever becomes real, I promise I'll tell you guys."

In January, DC Studios co-head James Gunn explained that there would be two types of DC movies going forward. One is the DC Universe proper featuring films like Superman Legacy and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. The other is DC Elseworlds, which will feature the Joker solo movie and the upcoming sequel, as well as Matt Reeves' The Batman. You would think a Clayface movie would be looped into the latter. However, Flanagan pitched it as part of DC's Universe's Chapter 1, aptly called Gods and Monsters.

Deadline's sources also reported that Clayface, usually a supervillain, would be a good guy should the film get greenlit. However, no word yet on greenlight or any light. There are no offers and no deals in place so far according to the initial report.

It wouldn't be the first time the muddy villain fought on the side of good. The decades-old Batman villain joined up with the Dark Knight and his Bat-family during James Tynion IV's run on Detective Comics in the first year of their Rebirth event.

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