The Batman is undergoing a number of delays and changes, which doesn’t bode well for Warner Bros as well as the DC cinematic universe. With Ben Affleck dropping out of the director’s seat and Matt Reeves stepping in, the film is now being redeveloped at Warner.
The issues for the delay stem from Reeves now busy putting the finishing touches on War of the Planet of the Apes, which is due out this year. With delays in production, the studio has now pushed Aquaman into the December 2018 slot. This means that there will be no DC superhero films out between Justice League and Aquaman, which means over a year gap in between films.
Warner is apparently scrambling to fill the void left by The Batman and with The Flash also suffering delays following the departure of director Rick Famuyiwa. Both films will now only realistically begin filming in 2018.
In terms of source material, Warner Bros doesn’t have anything substantial as yet on the table for a superhero project. At present, only Gotham City Sirens, Green Lantern Corps and Suicide Squad are in development.
With the current issues plaguing the DC cinematic universe that is being put together at Warner Bros, there’s a distinct possibility that major changes are afoot in the coming month in all of the planned projects that are currently being worked on at the studios.