Brie Larson Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Trying To Join The Star Wars Franchise

In recent weeks, Brie Larson hasn’t been shy about her desire to become a part of the Star Wars universe. It started when a wave of speculation was generated by the news that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is currently developing his own story set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, and it has sparked a campaign of sorts from the star of Captain Marvel.

Late last month the Academy Award-winning actor posted a photo of herself wearing a Jedi cloak, wielding a lightsaber, and hanging out with C-3PO, and now she’s followed it up posing with another version of the classic Jedi weapon at ACE Comic Con:

ACE Comic Con is an annual fan convention that takes place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, and Brie Larson took part in the festivities this past weekend while the event was in full swing. Stopping by the photobooth, the actor struck a pose with one of science fictions most iconic weapons.

As intimated above, it’s interesting that the lightsaber we see her holding here isn’t the same as the one in the photo from two weeks ago. That one was relatively stout and had a blue blade (it’s hard to say for sure, but it looks like Anakin/Luke Skywalker’s), while this one appears to be a custom build with a much longer hilt (which appears to be blue), and it has a pink blade.

What’s funny about seeing Brie Larson publicly showcasing her love for Star Wars is that it’s reminiscent of how her Kong: Skull Island/Captain Marvel/Unicorn Store co-star Samuel L. Jackson found his way into George Lucas’ prequel trilogy. Per the actor, he got his role as Mace Windu in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace because he did an interview on television where he expressed his desire to be a part of the franchise. If things go as well for Larson as they did for Jackson, maybe we’ll see her carrying the lightsaber above on the big screen.

Of course, Samuel L. Jackson is far from the only person to land a major role this way. In Hollywood, if you’re big enough, and you have proven talent, letting the universe know your desires can have significant influence. This is a business where passion is appreciated, and it goes a long way.

We’ll just have to wait and see if Brie Larson becomes a part of Kevin Feige’s Star Wars movie, or even part of the other two trilogies that are currently in the works (or maybe even a Disney+ show?). For now the good news is that the actress has some exciting stuff in the works, including not only a bright future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but also a key role in Destin Daniel Cretton’s upcoming Just Mercy, which earned acclaim following its world premiere last month at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Good News, Tessa Thompson Thinks Creed 3 Will Happen

Before 2015’s Creed even hit theaters, whispers were going around that MGM loved the film so much that they made two sequels a priority for their box office future. Now, after the one-two punch of that film and its 2018 sequel, Creed II, there is still a fair amount of optimism that the third entry in Adonis and Bianca’s story of love and glory will happen in due time. And no one seems more convinced than the woman who brought the latter half of that pair to life, Tessa Thompson.

During an appearance at a ACE Comic Con Marvel panel, alongside Captain Marvel herself Brie Larson, Thompson was asked if she or her fellow MCU compatriot would contribute music to the Marvel film canon. She answered that question by taking a left turn and discussing her movies in the Rocky franchise, saying

Right about now, Marvel fans are probably melting down with happiness at the idea that Tessa Thompson and Brie Larson could work together on a fire anthem that’d bring Creed III fans into the same corner as those who stan for a Valkyrie/Carol Danvers collaboration. On top of that blessed scenario, the fact that Thompson is of the mind that Creed III will happen, per her remarks reported by obtained via, is pretty exciting as well!

With Creed II seeing Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis and Thompson’s Bianca now raising a daughter on the heels of a hard fought victory in the ring against Ivan Drago’s son, Viktor, there was a lot of room to question just how Adonis could possibly get back into the ring. Perhaps even more importantly, though, is the question is whether or not Bianca would even let Adonis do it, as Tessa Thompson’s character was rightfully worried about Jordan’s titular fighter ever boxing again after getting creamed by Viktor Drago in hero and antagonist’s first match up.

A lot of questions are left to be answered when it comes to what sort of circumstances could make Creed III a reality. At the very least, one of those questions is answered pretty readily, as Tessa Thompson feels pretty game to bring Bianca back to the big screen, and with a song in her heart.

Creed III may not be happening any time in the near future, as it’s not a project that currently has a director or a script, but you can hear Tessa Thompson as the voice of a new generation’s Lady in Disney’s Lady and The Tramp, which will premiere on Disney+’s platform on November 12th.

Stephen King Sequel Doctor Sleep’s Runtime Revealed, And It’s Long

Promising fans a chance to re-enter the world of The Shining saga, writer/director Mike Flanagan’s film adaptation of Doctor Sleep is going to be long journey when compared to most movies on the market today. We know this because the film’s official runtime has been revealed to the public. If you’re one of those Stephen King fans waiting for this new film to hit theaters, be prepared to enjoy a two hours and 32 minute journey in the life and world of Ewan McGregor’s adult Danny Torrance.

This certainly isn’t the longest film of the year, mind you, as flicks like Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and The Russo Brothers’ arthouse classic Avengers: Endgame both cracked the three hour mark in their own way. But in terms of most films that have hit the multiplex this year, the bulk of features land between a brisk hour and a half and the slightly meatier two hour showtimes.

In that context, a two-and-a-half hour film like Doctor Sleep seems to be on the longish side when compared to 2019’s patterns of operation. AMC Theatres ran this information on their preview page for Mike Flannigan’s big feature film, preparing fans of both Stephen King’s book and Stanley Kubrick’s film versions to go without a little more sleep on opening night.

It’s also worth noting that this isn’t the first Stephen King movie in 2019 to not try and keep things short and sweet, as Doctor Sleep joins director Andy Muschietti’s IT Chapter Two in the rarified air of relatively long King adaptations. If you’re keeping score at home, Paramount’s Pet Sematary remake clocked in at one hour and 40 minutes, with Netflix’s In The Tall Grass being the shortest Stephen King movie of the year at one hour and 30 minutes flat.

Of course, what could be called ultimate metric is how Mike Flanigan’s Doctor Sleep stands against the running time of its predecessor, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. The answer might surprise you, as the Kubrickian epic has a running time of 2 hours and 26 minutes – just a mere six minutes shorter than the sequel, which sees a grown up Dan Torrance fighting against the evil True Knot, which is a group that hunts people who shine.

Much like the previous film in the duology, Doctor Sleep has made some changes to the Stephen King’s novel, namely to fit in continuity with Kubrick’s version of The Shining. In particular, the film returns to a still-standing Overlook Hotel while the book does not (as it was destroyed in a boiler explosion in King’s tome). Also going through a bit of alteration will be the True Knot, run by Rebecca Ferguson’s Rose the Hat, which will be a bit different than how it was portrayed in the book.

All of the changes, as well as all of the details that are carried over from the source material, should add up to an experience that audience will have to check out for themselves in theaters. And knowing Mike Flannigan’s pedigree, both in horror and in Stephen King adaptations (Gerald’s Game), the two hours and 32 minutes is going to fly by like nothing.

What Keanu Reeves Likes About Playing Toy Story 4’s Duke Caboom

Toy Story 4 was largely a movie focused on reuniting the audience with old friends, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t also create some fantastic new characters. Fans of Key and Peele got to see the comedians reunite as Ducky and Bunny and Christina Hendricks played a fantastic villain, to name just a few. However, without a doubt, the biggest addition to the Toy Story family was Keanu Reeves as Duke Caboom.

Duke Caboom, the motorcycle riding stunt toy, isn’t the most important character in Toy Story 4, but thanks to being voiced by Keanu Reeves, he’s already got a pretty significant fan base. Not the least of which is Reeves himself, who says he loves the character because he is both brave and vulnerable.

Part of the joke of Duke Caboom’s character is that, while he is designed to be a fearless daredevil, he’s actually quite emotional. The time he was rejected by a child still weighs on him heavily and his confidence is severely weakened because of it. At the same time, when the chips are down, Duke Caboom comes to the rescue, a couple of times in fact. In the special features for the Toy Story 4 Blu-ray, Keanu Reeves says this combination is what he likes so much about the character.

Part of the reason that Duke Caboom may have resonated with Keanu Reeves is that the actor actually had a hand in creating the type of character that Duke became. Apparently, there wasn’t much drawn of Duke Caboom, beyond a few different posed shots, when Reeves was first coming on board, and Reeves was the one who made those poses part of the character.

The world is pretty much in love with Keanu Reeves right now and at least part of the reason for that can be seen in what the actor brings to Duke Caboom. He’s got a bravado about him that looks cool, but it’s all really just a shield for a very emotional character. Reeves is capable of making the audience see Duke Caboom in both ways.

Duke Caboom is a great character. It’s unfortunate that he joined the Toy Story franchise so late in the game. At this point, it seems unlikely we could ever get a Toy Story 5, and even if we do, it might not even follow Duke Caboom, Bo Peep, and Woody. On the other hand, we thought the Toy Story franchise was finished once before, so it’s always possible we could see Duke Caboom again.

Looks Like Kevin Feige Will Be Sticking With Marvel After All

When news broke last month that Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige would be developing a new Star Wars movie, it seemed possible that this could be a prelude to the producer eventually leaving Marvel for a job at Lucasfilm (some of us were even sure of it). That won’t be the case though, at least not yet anyways, because Kevin Feige will be sticking with Marvel for the foreseeable future in an expanded role.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, hot off the unprecedented success of the 23-film Infinity Saga and in advance of the company’s numerous Disney+ offerings, is taking on even more responsibilities at Marvel. In addition to his current role as President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige will now also add Chief Creative Officer, Marvel to his title, according to Deadline.

Just as Thanos gains more powers when he collects more Infinity Stones, so to does Kevin Feige gain new powers with his new title. With this structural shift at the company, all of Marvel’s creative personnel now fall under Kevin Feige. What that means is that the key creative executives at Marvel, across film and TV, will report to Kevin Feige, and he will oversee the creative direction of Marvel storytelling, as well as its content creation platforms.

Accordingly, Marvel TV and Marvel Family Entertainment will both move under the Marvel Studios banner, with Kevin Feige guiding the two arms of the company that previously operated separately from the live-action film studio Feige heads.

Dan Buckley, the President of Marvel Entertainment, will now report to Kevin Feige on matters pertaining to publishing and creative/editorial. On other things, like licensing and games, he will report to Marvel Entertainment Chairman Ike Perlmutter. Kevin Feige will still report to Walt Disney Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer Alan Horn and Co-Chairman Alan Bergman.

This move is being finalized this week, and when it’s complete, all of the film, television production and publishing at the House of Ideas will fall under the purview of Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige. It streamlines things and gives Kevin Feige a massive amount of control to oversee Marvel’s overall creative direction, which makes total sense given his track record and where both Marvel and Disney at large are headed.

With the upcoming launch of Disney+, Marvel will be contributing major television shows that tie directly in with the highly successful theatrical film universe. Marvel’s Disney+ shows will be a hugely important value proposition for the streaming service that is poised to play a significant role in Disney’s bottom line in the years to come.

Most of Marvel’s TV shows outside of Disney+, like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Marvel Netflix series, are either winding down or gone, so now the opportunity is there to unify the company’s big and small screen ventures under one creative visionary. Gone will be the days of Marvel TV shows where the characters can’t cross over with the films because it would require two separate parts of the company to coordinate and work with each other to make it happen.

It’s not clear how much longer this will extend Kevin Feige’s time at Marvel, but it seems reasonable to assume that he wouldn’t be adding the Chief Creative Officer title if he was going to be headed to a galaxy far, far away anytime soon. This is no doubt a relief for Marvel fans who probably can’t imagine anyone else shepherding the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the skill that Feige has.

This also comes at a time when the MCU is heading into Phase 4 and an entirely new saga. So Kevin Feige will be sticking around and who could blame him, now that he has new toys like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four to play with. Plus, he’s still going to produce a Star Wars movie.

Disney+ launches on November 12. Check out our guide to see what’s coming in the MCU’s Phase 4 and beyond and for all the latest movie news, stay tuned to CinemaBlend.

Suit Up! The Matrix 4 Has Added Neil Patrick Harris

For years it was thought that the Matrix film series would never extend past the conventional trilogy, and then it was officially announced in August that The Matrix 4 is in the works. Fast-forward to today, it’s being reported that Neil Patrick Harris has signed onto the highly-anticipated project.

Alas, because The Matrix 4 is keeping plot details close to the chest, Variety did not learn any details about who Neil Patrick Harris will be playing. He is the fourth actor to signed on to the movie, following behind Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, who will obviously be reprising Neo and Trinity, respectively, and Aquaman star Yayha Abdul-Mateen II, whose role is also being kept secret.

See A New Wonder Woman Shot From Zack Snyder’s Justice League Snyder Cut

It’s no secret that Zack Snyder has an alternate cut for Justice League, a movie that he left halfway through production, only to have Joss Whedon finish it. Snyder routinely shares new images from his version of the movie, because a long-standing debate about the Snyder Cut of Justice League is just how FINISHED the movie really is.

Based on this photo of Gal Gadot from what we are being told is the end of the movie, it’s pretty damn finished.

Zack Snyder uses the social platform Vero to communicate with his passionate fanbase, many of who rally for the release of the Snyder Cut of Justice League. Their mantra is #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, and it appears to be picking up steam in recent weeks.

The group took over New York Comic Con recently, handing out pamphlets and t-shirts to promote awareness for their movement. And Snyder heard them. He shared their post, and told fans how “speechless” he was about their actions, and motivations.

This new image, however, show that the Snyder Cut actually includes a lot of footage that didn’t see the light of day in the theatrical cut of Justice League, and it should go a long way in inspiring the Snyder Cut fans to keep beating that drum until the version they crave is released.

Snyder has said over the years in interviews that his version of Justice League would have led to the eventual tease of the infamous DC villain Darkseid. Steppenwolf, played by Ciaran Hinds, was an appetizer for the main course. This image appears to show Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince in a cave or a tomb where drawings on the wall hint at the suggestion of Darkseid. We saw more of this in a recent Tweet:

The bigger question is, why does Zack Snyder keep sharing this material? He knows that anytime he posts to Vero, it excites the fanbase. But to what end? He very easily has the power to tell his fans, “Get over it! There is no cut! Move on!” He never does. Instead, the filmmaker regularly releases new evidence supporting the theory that the Snyder Cut of Justice League exists… and in this reporter’s opinion, he’s also stating, with these official releases, that he one day wants his passionate fans to see it.

For now, it’s a pipe dream, but one that appears to be blowing a lot more than smoke. The next official DC movie is Birds of Prey, reaching theaters in February. Could the Snyder Cut of Justice League be far behind it, though? Snyder is keeping us all guessing. He also has us hoping.

Frozen II Is ‘Earth-Shatteringly Great’ According To Jonathan Groff

It isn’t hyperbole to say that the first Frozen was a phenomenon. The 2013 Disney film from directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee was a critically acclaimed box office behemoth that remains hugely popular to this day. So with Frozen II finally arriving in about a month, the obvious question becomes, can it possibly live up to the original? If Kristoff voice actor Jonathan Groff’s opinion is anything to go off of, it very well might because according to him, Frozen II is ‘Earth-shatteringly great.’ Take a look:

Wow, way to manage expectations Kristoff. Jonathan Groff didn’t attend the cast screening for Frozen II with co-star Josh Gad, but got to see the film beforehand and he even took his mom with him. After seeing it, he sent in a video response to his fellow cast-mates, prior to their own cast screening of the movie and if they weren’t already excited to watch Frozen II, they surely were after this.

Jonathan Groff apparently doesn’t have social media (probably smart), but thankfully, Josh Gad felt that this video response should be shared with the world and he did so on Twitter. The actor who voices Kristoff in the film is positively effusive with praise here, barely able to contain his excitement and love for Frozen II. You can see him somewhat struggling to find the words to express his feelings about the film but the words that come are highly encouraging.

Jonathan Groff is in the movie, so he probably wouldn’t admit it publicly if he didn’t like Frozen II. However, he seems to be genuinely thrilled here and if he didn’t love the movie, he’s really, really overselling it in this video.

The actor, who also recently starred in Season two of Netflix’s Mindhunter (where his character never displayed one-tenth of the emotion seen here), calls Frozen II “freaking incredible and mature and complex.” He also highlights the film’s humor and says how emotional it is. We probably could have guessed on that latter part given the first film and the trailers for Frozen II, but this basically confirms that the sequel will probably pull at your heartstrings and elicit a few tears.

Jonathan Groff believes that this sequel is the tree that the seed of the first film blossomed into. That’s interesting because it seems to mean that this sequel is much bigger and feels like a natural and necessary extension of the story. We know that the world of the film will be opening up in Frozen II and Jonathan Groff’s words indicate that it does just that while telling a compelling story that has a lot to it.

That’s exciting to hear because, as is the case with all sequels to beloved films, living up to the original is hard to do. It sounds like Frozen II does just that and will give audiences plenty to talk about when they leave the theater. Jonathan Groff admits that he expected Frozen II to be great, as I imagine most of us do, but it surpassed his expectations and he found it to be “Earth-shatteringly great.”

We can all remember movies that disappointed after incredible hype and massive anticipation and what a bummer they are. But the movies that manage to exceed even the wildest expectations are something special and if Jonathan Groff’s comments are anywhere near the mark, Frozen II could very well start the Frozen phenomenon anew.

The Addams Family 2 Is Already Happening

Oh, snap! That’s the sound of the animated The Addams Family living to haunt another day. Just a few days after the creepy and kooky dark family comedy debuted in theaters, MGM has already revealed plans to make a sequel. A release date has been set for October 22, 2021. How hideously and horribly delightful for fans of the franchise.

Over the weekend, The Addams Family charmed audiences with a $35 million debut over four days. The family flick especially benefitted from Columbus Day on Monday, where it nabbed $4.8 million alone while around half of K-12 students were off for the day. It’s not record-breaking numbers by any means but enough of a success for the studio to continue the franchise with a second film.

Considering The Addams Family’s opening weekend competition, the animated spooky film held its own quite well. As Joker headed past $500 million in its second weekend for its buzzy release being praised by critics and fans alike, Addams Family beat out a Will Smith movie, directed by Oscar-winning director Ang Lee no less. Gemini Man made $10 million less than the animated movie during its first weekend, likely finding an audience in the iconic roots of the ‘60s sitcom and ‘90s films.

Addams Family has an incredibly talented cast to boast with Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac starring as Morticia and Gomez Addams. Their children Wednesday and Pugsley are played by Chloe Grace Moretz and Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard. Big Mouth’s Nick Kroll embodies Uncle Fester, Snoop Dogg is It, Bette Midler is Grandma, Allison Janney plays home redesign TV host villain Margaux Needler and Eighth Grade’s Elsie Fisher as her daughter, Parker.

The animated movie marks the first time the Addams Family has been on the big screen in 26 years. The property was last revitalized in the early ‘90s by Barry Sonnenfeld (who also helmed the Men in Black trilogy). This 2019 version was directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, who collaborated on the raunchy R-rated animated comedy Sausage Party.

This version is the first time the family is adapted into animation and based on the source material of the New Yorker cartoons from the 1930s by Charles Addams. When MGM won the rights to the property, the estate was apparently really excited to turn the franchise into animation, per Deadline. Now that the first film has found an audience, it will build into a series of movies.

Addams Family found a decent response among filmgoers with a 70% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and a B+ Cinemascore. Critics however didn’t overall enjoy the movie, giving it a Rotten 39% and CinemaBlend’s own Will Ashton awarding it 2.5 out of 5 stars in his review.

Are you excited for another Addams Family movie? Sound off in the comments below!

Why Joker Should Be A Prequel To Robert Pattinson’s Batman Movie

Joker dancing on the stone stairway

Warning: SPOILERS for Joker are in play. If you haven’t seen the film yet, turn that frown upside down and head to the front page.

Director Todd Phillips shook up the world of comic book movies when his dark and gritty Joker film smashed records and dominated the conversation in its opening weekend. Knowing that Joker is supposed to be a one-off in the world of DC’s comic film enterprises, there’s already been talk from parties like actor Joaquin Phoenix about being down for a potential sequel. Such follow-ups could eventually be put to good use, especially with the possibility that Arthur Fleck’s journey into madness could eventually lead to the Gotham City that Robert Pattinson’s Batman is sworn to protect.

With the discourse still running wild around Joker, it’s a good idea to at least think about the possibility of how this seemingly standalone film could branch out into a promising future for DC Comics and Warner Bros, and we’re going to discuss that very subject right now. So if you haven’t seen Joker, you won’t want to read any further, as we’ll be delving into some spoilerish territory.

Joker Arthur laughing on the subway in his full clown outfit

Joker Sets Up Gotham’s Decay Perfectly

By time Joker ends its examination of madness and mayhem with the streets of Gotham being overrun by clown faced protesters, it looks like the fair city that the Wayne family watches over has finally gone to the dogs. Looting, riots, and the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne are all hallmarks of a night that could define the town forever, and they totally should.

With Robert Pattinson’s Batman swooping in for his first round of crime fighting in The Batman, the ecosystem of Gotham City is going to be pretty decayed and decadent by time he flies into the night. Joker feels like it’s perfectly set up the downfall of Bruce Wayne’s beloved city, and and rather than treat this as a one-off, it’d be wise to capitalize on that energy and storytelling.

Joker Thomas Wayne gets fed up with Arthur Fleck

Robert Pattinson’s Batman Would Already Have An Origin Story

Another reason Joker is totally worthy of being the stepping off point for The Batman is that, thanks to the third act’s portrayal of that fateful night in Crime Alley, we now have Robert Pattinson’s potential origin story already told. This is an invaluable piece of the puzzle when it comes to establishing any Bruce Wayne backstory, but at the same time, it’s been done to death.

As anyone will tell you, the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents has been shown about as many times as The Penguin has had a hot meal, so we don’t really need to see that again. You could flash back to Joker’s depiction of the moment, sure, but with the picture already painted, you never need to revisit that canvas in this particular version of the story.

Joker smoking a cigarette backstage at Murray Hamilton's show

Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Could Be The Setup For The Batman’s Variant

We know that Arthur Fleck probably isn’t supposed to be the Joker, otherwise Joker might have taken place in a more contemporary context. However, with his spell of madness now woven over Gotham City, The Batman could always show us the Joker that specifically torments Bruce Wayne/Batman in a future film.

Obviously, there’s a good chance that card won’t be played straight out of the deck in director Matt Reeves’ first foray into the world of The Batman. That being said, the groundwork could be laid for a rich history of Joker’s central madman inspiring a trail of chaos that leads directly to whatever unfortunate soul holds the mantle in the new world of Robert Pattinson’s Batman.

Westworld Jeffrey Wright looks perplexed in his lab

Potential Joker Sequels Would Be Great Backstories For Other Main Characters In The Batman

Along with that trail of madness incited by Joker’s final act of mayhem, there’s a potential for richer backstories to be told in terms of other fixtures in The Batman’s canon. As Joker has introduced the loyal butler Alfred into the picture, actor Douglas Hodge’s portrayal of the character would only grow with future Joker installments, connecting his storyline directly to his potential tenure as Robert Pattinson’s confidante in The Batman.

Even better, with Jeffrey Wright playing Commissioner Gordon, there’s a potential to bring the well-respected actor further into the DC universe by having him play a younger, more inexperienced Gordon in a Joker sequel that isn’t as far removed from the contemporary period of The Batman. Giving Wright more time to work on the Gotham beat only enhances his character, and might even set up some spinoffs that could draw from the police procedural comic book Gotham Central.

Joker walks down the hallway with fake flowers in hand

DC Would Have A Self Contained Cinematic Universe To Build On In The Future

The experiment that was the DC Extended Universe didn’t work out the way Warner Bros or DC Comics had planned, and it’s something that the studio has acknowledged by changing up its strategy in filmmaking. But with that crucial stumbling block out of the way, the studio may have discovered an organic way to build a cinematic universe, without having to depend on the Marvel Studios model to succeed.

Joker could be used as the gateway to an entire universe of movies spawning from The Batman, which in time could lend itself to a Justice League reboot, should all parties involved want to go down that road. At the very least, Robert Pattinson’s Batman could build the world of director Matt Reeves’ Gotham City into its own self-contained universe, showcasing the many facets and characters that The Batman’s canon will engage in during its revival of the Caped Crusader’s legendary antics.

There’s no guarantee that Joker will be connected to anything other than its own potential universe, and should that be the case, then that works perfectly fine in its own right. However, it’s foolish to ignore just how solid of a foundation that director Todd Phillips and actor Joaquin Phoenix have laid down for the future of what Matt Reeves will do with The Batman.

As Warner Bros has been known to course correct with the market’s reaction to its films, through its elevation of properties like Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and now Birds of Prey to top priority, there’s a chance that this school of thought may prevail. In which case, the stars may line up and we could see a much more grounded, even deadlier Joker walking the streets of Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson’s Gotham City.

Joker is in theaters now, and The Batman is slated for release on June 25, 2021. Which leaves plenty of time to turn this idea into a reality, should the public feel it’s the right way to go. Let us know what you think in the poll below, and don’t forget to leave some comments explaining your thoughts and feelings on Joker potentially being a prequel to Robert Pattinson’s The Batman.

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