The June 2019 Batman On Film Mailbag #2 – BATMAN ON FILM

The June 2019 BOF Mailbag #1 – BATMAN ON FILM

Hey Now!

Welcome to the 2nd BOF Mailbag for June 2019.  Thanks for all of the questions, so let’s get proper to ’em! – Invoice “Jett” Ramey

Do you assume the Snyder minimize exists, and that it’ll ever be launched?

JETT SAYS: Remember that the JUSTICE LEAGUE film launched in November of 2017 IS — formally — the “ZS Minimize” as Joss Whedon was introduced in to easily “finish Zack’s imaginative and prescient.”

Regardless, I’ll handle your question.

Is there a ZS reduce of JUSTICE LEAGUE that’s finished and able to show to the public?

Hell no.

Will Warner Bros. spend tens of millions of dollars to finish a “ZS Reduce” of JUSTICE LEAGUE that only a small, but vocal, phase of fandom needs to see?

Hell no.

WB is making an attempt to overlook about and distance themselves — and DC on movie — from the BATMAN v SUPERMAN/JUSTICE LEAGUE era for obvious causes.  They are positive as hell aren’t going to shine the highlight on it again now that the future of DC on film is wanting good.

Any probability that [THE BATMAN] movie will probably be filmed on location in Brooklyn? There are some areas which might be like Gotham City.

JETT SAYS: No concept.  I know that filming might be based mostly in the UK, so I’d say it’s doubtful.

I will say that I hope they do a number of on-location filming and not shoot the entire thing on soundstages in entrance of a inexperienced display (ala BvS and JL).

Who would you wish to see forged in The Batman because the rumored villains(Catwoman, Penguin, Two-Face, The Riddler, Firefly)? #BatmanOnFilmMailbag

— Frederick Lopez (@MANof5T33L) June 21, 2019

JETT SAYS: As I’ve stated many occasions, not only am I not a fan of fan-casting, I’m not notably good at it. But I have stated right here lately that Andy Serkis would make a nice Oswald Cobblepott.

Hey Jett! Do you assume this model of Batman films will delve into any of the extra fantastical characters like Mr. Freeze or Clay Face?  Additionally, I assumed I read this movie can be set in the 90s and I used to be curious in case you had any thoughts on why that particular time? Thanks!

JETT SAYS: How “fantastical” are we talking about right here?  I don’t see Matt Reeves utilizing a personality like Clayface in his Batman films as that’s a bit of much.  Batman preventing an enormous blob of clay works in the comics, however I’m not so positive how that may play in a movie that’s imagined to be taken critically.

Batman has the best rogues’ gallery of any comic ebook superhero and most of them are, nicely, “relatively real looking.”  Just take a look at the villains which might be rumored to be in THE BATMAN — The Penguin, The Riddler, Catwoman, Firefly, and The Mad Hatter — and I feel it’s a great indication of what Matt Reeves is going for in his Batman films.

As far as THE BATMAN being set in the 1990s, I’ve personally heard nothing about that at all.  Thus, I’m just chalking it up as, “ahem,” rumor.

Hey Bill, will THE BATMAN be tied to JOKER with [Joaquin] Phoenix?

JETT SAYS: Unequivocally…NOPE.

The Joker music theme from THE DARK KNIGHT needs to be the most effective villain theme of all time. I can’t think of an in depth second. What say you?

JETT SAYS: As much as I adore it — and it’s actually sensible and musically describes “chaos” to a T — I’d argue that the shark theme from JAWS is the greatest of all time.  I’d also say that “The Imperial March” theme for Darth Vadar from STAR WARS is a film villain basic extra so than TDK‘s Joker theme.


Hey Invoice, THE BATMAN is meant to start out filming the beginning of next yr, and SUICIDE SQUAD 2 begins filming this September. When will we get casting information? Also after SS2, will we’ve anymore Harley Quinn movies?

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in SUICIDE SQUAD (2016)

JETT SAYS: It’s referred to as THE SUICIDE SQUAD, not SUICIDE SQUAD 2, for one thing (and for a purpose), however I getcha.  And I feel we’ve gotten so much — if not most — of the casting news for that one already.

On the subject of casting news for THE BATMAN, as I stated within the last BOF mailbag, I’ve heard it’s imminent.

Finally, I’m positive we’ll get more of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn after BIRDS OF PREY and THE SUICIDE SQUAD as she is among the few issues that “worked” with DC on movie in the previous few years.

As an extremely respected website by WB (and rightfully so), are you excited by the prospect of being invited to a set go to for THE BATMAN? Cheers brother!

JETT SAYS: A set go to to THE BATMAN set can be an awesome honor — however I’m not anticipating it.

Loads of issues have modified since these days and lots of the parents at WB that I worked (and turn out to be pals) with throughout that period have moved on to other nice things.  And admittedly, a lot of the access I obtained on THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY movies was as a consequence of Emma Thomas and Chris Nolan — they liked BOF and me. 😉

Whatever the WB comings and goings, BOF and I are still respected by the studio — I know that.  We’ll see what happens I assume.

I keep in mind throughout THE DARK KNIGHT, you guys posted capturing stories and stuff during production. I don’t keep in mind something like that through the production of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Any probability you guys will convey that back?

JETT SAYS: In all probability not — particularly in terms of something illicit and/or spoilerish.

In the course of the manufacturing of THE DARK KNIGHT, I really came into my very own when it comes to operating BOF and what I needed it to be…and what I needed to face for.  Posting set pics and details on filming is one thing I simply don’t need to do anymore.

BOF is more about lobbying for the longterm continuation of excellent Batman films.  As soon as one is in manufacturing, BOF is simply an information-providing cheerleader.

However yeah, I’ll be masking THE BATMAN extensively for positive…and it’ll be the BEST, spoiler-free coverage on the Internet, interval.

Hey Jett, what’s your favorite Christopher Nolan film outdoors of the trilogy? #BatmanOnFilmMailbag

— James Armstrong (@Jamzarm) June 21, 2019


And doubtless DUNKIRK.

@BATMANONFILM For those who had to choose a time aside from the 30s for a Batman period piece movie, what wouldn’t it be? I’ve been following your website for over 10 years since I was a bit woman, so I assumed I’d lastly write in haha. Keep up the great work! #BatmanOnFilmMailbag

— Jaina Winters (@JainaWinters) June 21, 2019

JETT SAYS: While I’d love a film set in 1939 — the yr “The Bat-Man” made his debut — I feel I’d love a Batman film set in the 1970s even more — 1973 particularly.

And thank you in your query and for following BOF!

Hey Jett!  How does THE BATMAN hook up with the DCEU and [films such as] SHAZAM!, [WONDER WOMAN 1984] and all these other DC films coming out?

JETT SAYS: To start with, the “DCEU” by no means existed — that was a made-up moniker given to DC on film by a magazine author only for the hell of it.

Secondly — and most importantly — it doesn’t.

THE BATMAN is its personal thing that exists in a vacuum and its own world, and the same goes for all the opposite upcoming DC films from Warner Bros.

Followers have to stop making an attempt to determine how all of them “connect” going forward.  If they do, they’ll be capable of take pleasure in them an entire lot more.

I really love the concept Matt Reeves will take us on a journey with Batman as he solves a case. With every other Batman movie we’ve recognized who the villain is and pretty much what they’re planning. Lastly a live-action mystery. For my query. Is this the truth is what Reeves is going to do and do you might have some other ideas on this matter? Thanks, Jett!

JETT SAYS: Based mostly on what Matt Reeves has stated — which hasn’t been quite a bit to be trustworthy — it does appear that THE BATMAN is going to be a noirish detective story as you described.  I consider it’s going to be very totally different from what we’ve gotten previously with Batman films.

Hey there! Judging from previews bulletins from previous bat films when do you assume are we getting the first peak of Pattinson in the go well with?

JETT SAYS: I think a publicity image of Pattinson as Batman can be released across the time filming begins.  So, someday in the course of the first half of 2020.

Did Christopher Nolan have some contribution in Pattinson’s casting as the brand new Batman? Additionally, will WB have Nolan as an government producer for THE BATMAN?

JETT SAYS: No and no.

What villain(s) would you wish to see in Matt Reeves’ Batman movie and why? I purely need to hear Jett’s fanboy opinion, no studio influence, intel and so forth.

JETT SAYS: Crazy Quilt, Kite Man, and Condiment King.

Kevin Smith describes a discussion he had with a number of individuals working on JUSTICE LEAGUE they usually described multiple things that have been deliberate before the transition to Joss Whedon befell, does this line up with what you realize to be true, and may you add any details? Thanks!

JETT SAYS: What was deliberate — and planned in identify only — and what came to be are two various things.  Look, I know A LOT about the whole JUSTICE LEAGUE debacle, OK?  The underside line is that ZS’s movie was deemed “unwatchable” and he was replaced by Joss Whedon who ended up reshooting half the damn film.  Once ZS was let go, no matter he had deliberate going forward was completed as nicely.

There are people who continue to speak concerning the “ZS Minimize” of JL and what ZS would’ve carried out in JL2 have to let it go.  Posting idea artwork and revealing details about what may’ve happened does no one any good.

Is most of the people prepared for an additional Batman film?

JETT SAYS: Batman is a pop culture icon and is extremely widespread not solely with followers however amongst the mainstream too.  So sure, they’re…so long as it’s good.

Can you do movie recommendations to get a feel for the Batman . My recs are Chinatown, Zodiac, Taxi driver. You got extra? #BatmanOnFilmMailbag

— Alden Y (@AYoyel2) June 21, 2019

JETT SAYS: I’d go together with these and add SE7EN and THE THIN MAN.  And I’d inform people to either learn or reread THE LONG HALLOWEEN.

Have you ever heard the Aubrey Plaza as Catwoman buzz and what do you assume? I feel shes received the excentric chops for the position and the seems to be.

JETT SAYS: I really don’t have an opinion on this rumor, to be trustworthy.  And that’s all it’s, rumor.  I like her because I used to be an enormous PARKS AND RECREATION fan and she or he was funny AF in it.


I assume I’ll ask the identical factor I did final time: What do you are feeling are the probabilities we’d get a period piece Batman movie?

JETT SAYS: I don’t consider THE BATMAN is a period piece — until it’s really set in the 1990s as rumored (although I don’t purchase it).  Now, might we get a Batman movie set in, say, the 1940s in the future?  Perhaps.

What would Batman’s prime 5 favorite Elvis songs be? I’d say “If I Can Dream” can be one. #BatmanOnFilmMailbag

— Javier E. Trujillo (@JaviTru) June 21, 2019

JETT SAYS: I’ll offer you that one, and I’ll throw in 5 more: “Heartbreak Lodge,” “Thriller Practice,” “Within the Ghetto,” and “Harm.”


This can be a question for Invoice Ramey. Have you ever ever found any details on the casting that nearly was: Ricky Addison Reed as Dick Grayson/Robin?

JETT SAYS: Invoice Ramey is unavailable, so that you’ll should accept Jett.  As far as your question, all I know is that Robin was in an early draft of the script, Ricky Addison Reed was forged as Dick Grayson, and then Tim Burton determined to cut that phase out of the script.  I don’t assume it obtained to the purpose the place costumes have been made.  Under is a video of how that phase would’ve played out in BATMAN.


Do you assume Reeves may have sensible advertising like Nolan did?

JETT SAYS: Properly, the director isn’t really involved with advertising, in order that’ll be up to Warner Bros.  I don’t see them not advertising and hyping the hell out of THE BATMAN.  With that stated, I don’t assume we’ll see a viral campaign surrounding THE BATMAN as we did for THE DARK KNIGHT as that was a as soon as in a lifetime type of deal.

With Iain Glenn on TITANS [as Bruce Wayne] and Batwoman getting her own present, do you assume Bruce Wayne will probably be a character on The CW?

JETT SAYS: Should you’re asking me if Bruce Wayne, not Batman, will present up on BATWOMAN, my answer could be very unlikely.  For those who’re asking me if we’ll get a Batman TV collection on The CW, my answer is not any.

In case you had to venture a guess, would you anticipate Reeves’ aesthetic to be more grounded (ie Nolan) or with extra of a heightened, comedian ebook flare? #BatmanOnFilmMailbag

— Drew (@Drew_Staud) June 21, 2019

JETT SAYS: My guess is that it’ll be a mix of the 2 and have a look and vibe we’ve yet to see in a Batman movie.