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The Batman 2 Hasn't Actually Been Greenlit Yet - Report

The only DC film post-Warner Bros. Discovery merger officially greenlit is Joker: Folie a Deux.


It seems that a sequel to this year's The Batman might not actually be greenlit, with the only new DC film that has been post-Warner Bros. Discovery merger being Joker: Folie a Deux.

As reported by Variety, the state of the DCEU is a bit up in the air following the recent full merger of Warner Bros. Discovery, which was announced last year. And according to the report, despite an announcement that The Batman is getting a sequel earlier this year, a follow-up is hasn't actually been greenlit.

Writer-director Matt Reeves and Batman himself Robert Pattinson are still set to return for the sequel, and it is supposedly in development, it just doesn't have an actual greenlight just yet.

The report states that Joker: Folie a Deux actually has been greenlit, with singer Lady Gaga confirmed to be joining the cast, and is set to arrive in theaters in 2024. The first film grossed $1.07 billion globally, so a sequel is a no-brainer, but The Batman also took home a still very impressive $770 million globally.

The Batman sequel isn't the only DCEU project that has questions surrounding it, as Wonder Woman 3, a Superman project involving Michael B. Jordan, Zatanna, and Static Shock all haven't had any updates since reports first emerged on the projects.

A Batgirl film starring Leslie Grace (In The Heights) was recently controversially canceled due to the film supposedly being "irredeemable." The HBO Max film was meant to reintroduce Keaton's Batman before eventually appearing in feature films. It's now unclear where the character will first appear, if at all, although he is slated to show up in The Flash, which is experiencing turbulence of its own.

Blue Beetle was also originally set to stream on HBO Max as part of that plan, though before Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav took the reins, the movie was shifted to a 2023 theatrical release.

Zaslav is apparently looking for someone to fill an executive position to manage the DCEU, similar to how Kevin Feige runs the MCU. That could be part of why a number of projects haven't been greenlit, as Zaslav likely wants a more concrete vision for the film universe.

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