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Holy Overkill! Are there SIX ‘Batman’ Films Planned for 2019?

By  · Published on April 11th, 2017

All six are on the slate but not all scheduled.

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UPDATE: This one’s been seemingly debunked by Jon Berg and Geoff Johns, two guys who would definitely know. Dig the tweet chain below. But regardless of when the films are being released, they are still all in various stages of production, so you’re getting them, the question is just when. Thanks to Adam Hlavac for politely correcting me.

In 2019, Batman will celebrate his 80th year of costumed crimefighting, and if you believe rumors started on the Reddit DCEU board (and as reported by Screen Rant), Warner Bros. is gonna do it up big, like, six films big.

According to the report, all four live-action Batfilms currently in development - The Batman, Gotham City Sirens, Nightwing, and Batgirl - will all drop in 2019, along with two animated films, one of which is an adaptation of one of the most popular Batman graphic novels ever, The Long Halloween. The supposed plan is to release GCS around Valentine’s Day, Nightwing on Memorial Day, Joss Whedon’s Batgirl sometime in August, and The Batman in November. No word on when the animated films will drop, but I’d bet The Long Halloween comes out around, you know, Halloween.

Now, this is of course unconfirmed by the studio, but it seems very, very likely it’s true. All these films are in various stages of production, so they gotta come out sometime, and the idea of making 2019 The Year of the Bat is a bold way to lead up to the first solo caped crusader flick since 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises.

With as much coverage as this rumor is getting, expect that confirmation soon.

Over in our corner of the internet we had a lot of really interesting posts go up yesterday, including a review of the new MST3K, a review of the Netflix original movie Win It All, a decoding of the meaning behind Carrie Fisher’s appearance in The Last Jedi, a look at the late Don Rickles’ new series, and a video charting the evolution of Kristen Stewart.

And lastly, take a look at five of the most popular shots we tweeted over the last 24 hours. Want more? You know where to find us.

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