Batman 3, Superman Reboot & Flash Movie Updates

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 10:27 am,

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Our friends over at IESB broke the exclusive news awhile back, and now Heat Vision is confirming it: Currently on DC Entertainment/Warner Bros.’ to do list are Chris Nolan’s Batman 3, a Superman reboot called The Man of Steel (which will be produced by Nolan), and the long-gestating Flash movie.

Release dates are now set for Batman 3 and The Man of Steel, and there rumblings that earlier reports about a director for The Flash movie are closer to coming true.


If you were looking forward to 2012 at the movies because of Marvel’s Avengers movie then you should be getting goosebumps right now, because DCE/WB is upping the ante by making 2012 the year of “World’s Finest.”

No, Batman and Superman won’t be teaming up on screen (yet), but we will have them both back in movies that same year. Nolan’s Batman 3 is now set for a July 20, 2012 release date, and The Man of Steel will follow with a holiday season 2012 release.

If you don’t already know, there are rumors starting to circle that DCE/WB is starting to build up their own shared continuity movie universe, likely in anticipation of the inevitable Justice League movie.

But how would that work when Nolan has said so many times that his Batman films exist in their own universe, and that Man of Steel will have “nothing to do” with the Batman continuity?

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Well, the rumor (again from our friends at IESB) is that DC will build their characters in their own worlds, slowly but surely intertwining them with each new film (likely starting with the upcoming Green Lantern) until…Justice League. Batman would naturally be the first superhero to appear, and the early continuity is looking like this:


One can only assume The Flash would be the next entry after Superman makes his re-debut.


Speaking of the scarlet speedster, the latest word is that DCE/WB is “nearing a greenlight” for The Flash movie, with previously reported writer/director Greg Berlanti (he co-wrote the Green Lantern script) still in consideration for the director’s chair.

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Some people might be skeptical about Berlanti directing the Flash movie – but hey, remember when all those people doubted that Jon Favreau was the guy for Iron Man? And now ol’ Shellhead has never been more popular. So long as the man at the helm understands his character

Though, it also helps that DCE creative director and Flash/Green Lantern comic book writer Geoff Johns is helping to guide the Flash movie along. As far as I’m concerned the project is in safe hands: on to casting The Flash.

More DC Movie updates as they come. Stay tuned.

Sources: IESB & Heat Vision

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  1. Dude come on Matt Damon as Barry Allen. I think that Ewan Mcgregor would make a great flash as Barry, or perhaps Ian Somerhalder as a younger Barry. Wally West is up for dibate though.

  2. I would like to see Chris Pine play the flash! Hes a great actor, physically fit, the right height to play the flash 6’2″, and he looks the part! if you have seen Star Trek 2009, you know hes got smartass in him, key for the flash!

    • Yes I greatly agree with you that chris pine will look the part for the flash character!

  3. what about john rhys meyers for flash jay garrick

  4. im thinking Bradley Cooper as FLASH

    • Oh god no. Not that italian/irish greaser.he will be sweating off all that oil when he runs as the flash. No.pass.pleease!

  5. what about a James Franco for flash or a alex pettyfer

  6. I want Oliver Jackson Cohen play flash. :) He is handsome. Half British/French/Israel. He is 6’3 ft tall. He is a good actor.

  7. Whoever they choose better do him justice since The Flash is one of my Favorite DC hero’s. I really want a movie I can wear my FLASH T-shirt to haha.

    • are they really gone make this film

    • That awesome flash is my fav to can’t wait for the movie but I hope they take there time and make it good

  8. they should just get some no namer, it worked for thor.

  9. I really hope they do make a Justice League movie, cause I favor DC or Marvel! I am crossing my fingers!!!

  10. I want Christopher Nolan to direct the Flash and Chris Pine would be a great Flash.

  11. Please Christopher Nolan, do Flash. As for the actor, Nolan will see best.

  12. i think that Cam Gigandet. he’s got the perfect build for barry allen.

  13. I think they shoul hire Rian Johnson for the flash since he messed with time travel in Looper. The flash has the ability to time travel because hes so fast but he is unable to control where and when to travel to

  14. Rian johnson or chris nolan. either one is a potentially good director or writer for the flash

  15. Chris Evans would be a funny ass Flash, he was good as Human Torch. So he should as be good as Flash.

    • Yeah I loved Chris Evans as The Human Torch and he could make a great flash as Wally, but he`s way too involved with Marvel movies :/

  16. the flash actor must have blonde hair chris pine just woundn fit need to have someone never really heard of before

  17. Hope the flash they use is wally west