Welcome to another edition of the DC Films News and Rumors Weekly Update where we supported Batwoman’s Ruby Rose in the shark flick, The Meg, and we really wish we hadn’t. It’s been a somewhat quiet week but we still have some news on Wonder Woman 1984, a potential delay in Suicide Squad 2, James Wan’s work on Aquaman, and Flash’s filming schedule. Let’s begin! Here is the latest update of all of the announcements and rumors that have released from August 17-23.
Director Patty Jenkins and the cast of Wonder Woman 1984 posted a photo this week that, if there was any justice in the world, should have broken the Internet. The photo is a recreation of the poster from the film A Breakfast Club and features Gal Gadot, Jenkins, Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine, and Pedro Pascal. The most interesting bit of the photo is how Kristen Wiig looks, with long, dirty, blond hair, dark eyeshadow, and a ripped up sweater. Could this be how her version of Barbara Minerva will look in the film? If so I’m getting major Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns vibes, and that’s a good thing!
In other Wonder Woman 1984 news, Hans Zimmer (Lion King, Inception) is set to score the movie, taking over for Rupert Gregson-Williams who provided the music for the first film. As long as he keeps the now iconic riff all will be good.
Will Smith is taking advantage of the delay in the production of Suicide Squad 2 to fulfill his commitment to Bad Boys for Life and Bright 2. According to Geeks WorldWide, Smith will film the two other sequels back to back with Bad Boys for Life filming from November to March and then Bright 2 starting in March. Whether this will mean a further delay to Suicide Squad 2 is yet to be confirmed but don’t expect the sequel to start filming before next summer at the earliest.
Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón met with Warner Bros recently about the possibility of directing a film in the DCEU but according to Mario-Francisco Robles of Revenge of the Fans, the talks didn’t go anywhere with Cuarón parting ways without committing to a film. It looks like DC and Warner Bros. are seeking top talent to continue building their universe which is a sign of potentially good things to come.
Aquaman is looking to be a big hit for Warner Bros. and much credit goes to director James Wan for pulling off what could have been a disaster of a film. According to actor Graham McTavish in an interview with Cinema Blend:
I was really impressed by his level of attention to detail, not just in the physical sense but in performance. Just he really had a very clear idea of exactly how he wanted every beat to play in that film. Certainly with my involvement and it was extraordinary actually, you would spend a lot of time on things, really tiny details, movements of props, the pace of movement, things that would establish a rhythm in the movie that I found incredibly impressive.
High praise indeed. Let’s hope this translates into the final product.
Finally this week we’ve got a bit of an update on The Flash. According to We Got This Covered, the solo film should begin production in February of 2019 in England and wrap up filming by May. Flanking The Flash on both sides will be the filming of Birds of Prey and potentially The Batman, making those three films likely to encompass DC’s 2020 slate of films.
That’s all for this week. I know, I know, you’re disappointed we don’t have any Ben Affleck rumors to report on, but there is always next week. Enjoy these slower movie news weeks while you can because I predict a deluge of info to begin hitting by next month. See you next week!