Comics on Film: Get Used to No News About 'The Batman' For a While


Comics on Film: Get Used to No News About 'The Batman' For a While

Given today's climate of constant news, speculation and commentary concerning our favorite characters at the movies, sometimes it can be frustrating when all of the theories and and ideas ultimately go unrequited. Some fans even find themselves panicking at the lack of new developments concerning their favorite franchises and characters, thinking that the old adage just doesn't hold true. Instead, they think "no news isnbadnnews."In no place are these feelings more obvious than the uncertain climate surrounding the future of DC Comics-based films outside ofnWonder Woman 2,nAquaman, andnShazam, most specifically in relation to the Dark Knight himself, Batman.Here are just a few reasons why you shouldn't be all that concerned about a lack of news concerning Batman's next cinematic adventure, currently under the control of director Matt Reeves.nBatman Is Important to Warner Bros.This is the primary reason that you really don't need to worry about the future of Batman at the movies. Of all of the DC Comics characters in WB's library of IP, even in spite of the fact that they're beginning to branch out beyond the core characters they've mostly relied on forndecades, Batman represents the most popular superhero character, and perhaps the most profitable characternperiod, in the entire vast Warner Bros. empire.Movies featuring Batman at the box office have collectivelyngrossed a total of nearly $5 billion at the global box officensince 1989, not to mention the plethora of other revenue streams they have access to through Batman in the form of merchandising, video games, TV projects, etc. Batman's grasp on popular culture over the course of his entire existence is virtually unparallelled, making him, arguably, one of the single most profitable characters that Warner Bros. has access to, which should tell you a lot considering their history and modern forays into other territories.Those truths by themselves almost ensure the future of Batman in theaters, making the next movie featuring the character and his world a perennial question of "when," not "if." While the form that Batman may take in his next movie could fluctuate, the character himself is never too far behind when it comes to upcoming superhero movies. Not in the modern era, anyway

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