James Gunn’s Batman Issues Are Already Serious
James Gunn is in charge of the DCU’s long-term goals, but Batman has a special issue because of an unanticipated circumstance.
Batman alone poses a serious obstacle to James Gunn’s aspirations for the DC Universe. After accepting the position of Co-CEO of the recently established DC Studios alongside Peter Safran, Gunn is setting a new course for the DC Universe. Additionally, Gunn and Safran have plotted out the DCU movies for the following ten years, including how they will interact with animation and video games.
It appears that James Gunn’s plans for the DC Universe will involve a fresh start for the franchise given his announcement that Henry Cavill won’t be playing the Man of Steel in his planned Superman movie (though other DCU cast members are rumoured to stay.) Batman will play a significant role in Gunn’s DC Universe plans, he has also made that obvious. This might not be as simple an idea as it first appears, though, given the modern Batmen portrayed by Robert Pattinson, Ben Affleck, and Michael Keaton.
Age of Batman Creates A Serious Issue.
Cavill will not reprise his role as Clark Kent in Gunn’s Superman movie, and Gunn explained that this was because the narrative focused on a younger version of the Last Son of Krypton.he is somewhat directly impacted by this narrative decision because it causes uncertainty on the age range that the DCU’s Batman will be in. The issue of parallels to Robert Pattinson’s younger iteration of the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ The Batman franchise may arise for a Batman of a similar age to Gunn’s Superman.
Also, if Gunn decides to portray he as older to distinguish him from Superman, it could come out as being overly close to Ben Affleck’s 20-year-old Batmen in Zack Snyder’s DC Extended Universe movies. The Batman scenario is exceptionally problematic due to Pattinson’s age, and Gunn and Reeves have both dismissed claims that Pattinson’s would be brought into the shared DCU. To avoid feeling too similar to either Pattinson or Affleck’s Batman, Gunn’s he will need to be in the ideal age and experience range, but even then, that is not the end of the story.
Even addressing Batman’s age problem does not entirely resolve the issue.
The he plans from Gunn and Safran will unavoidably follow a flood of very recent big-screen Batmen. After Pattinson makes his debut in The Batmen, Affleck and Keaton will play their respective Caped Crusaders in DC’s multiverse event film, The Flash. Gunn and Safran will also introduce a new cinematic Batman while Pattinson, Affleck, and Keaton’s interpretations are still very much in the public consciousness because to Affleck’s portrayal of the character in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
Although the situation in the DCU is extremely confusing, Batmen is still in an odd position. Hopefully, the DCU’s future plans can deal with that problem in a way that distinguishes one Batmen from the others. Even while the multiverse allows for numerous interpretations of various characters, adding a second contemporary movie for the big screen is a lot to keep up with.