While discussing recent hits and misses and Warner’s upcoming film slate with Variety, Chairman Toby Emmerich praised James Wan‘s Aquaman for its tone and for bringing a world “unlike any” to the big screen:
[James] struck a great balance between fun and jeopardy, edge and wonder, comedy, and tragedy. … James created a totally original underwater universe. Just as [Wonder Woman director] Patty Jenkins did with Themyscira, James’ Atlantis is cool and compelling — unlike any world we’ve seen on film before, in a superhero movie or any other.
Continuing the trend at Warner Bros. to bend its DC Cinematic Universe away from the dark and dour tone set by Zack Snyder toward a lighter and more optimistic superhero world as reflected in Wonder Woman and, presumably, in the upcoming Shazam!, Deadline has confirmed that new head Walter Hamada wants to develop a Supergirl movie and has already hired Oren Uziel (The Cloverfield Paradox) to pen the script. It’s still early going and the movie does not yet have a producer, but a youthful, female-centric new franchise would go a long way toward broadening the appeal of the DCCU for the average moviegoer and could be the studio’s answer to Marvel-Sony’s Spider-Man franchise.
We still don’t know if those crazy rumors about Batman’s dad, Thomas Wayne, being written “in the mold of a 1980s Donald Trump,” in Todd Phillips‘ Joker are true or not, but Marc Maron‘s character has finally been revealed. According to That Hashtag Show, Maron will play the longtime producer of the talk show host played by Robert De Niro.
Just because she gave her life defending Diana (Gal Gadot) from German invaders, that doesn’t mean we have seen the last of Antiope (Robin Wright). According to Net-A-Porter, the Amazon’s greatest warrior and Diana’s aunt will return in flashback in Patty Jenkins‘ sequel, Wonder Woman 1984.