Out of all the Caped Crusader's classic villains, Clayface is one of the last we'd have expected to see in Matt Reeves' "BatVerse," but it seems there's a good chance the character could appear in the director's planned sequel to The Batman.
According to Deadline's sources, Clayface is "a big addition" to The Batman - Part II, although the trade does note that nothing is set in stone just yet as the script is "constantly changing."
The Haunting of Hill House and Doctor Sleep director Mike Flanagan has also pitched Warner Bros. Studios heads James Gunn and Peter Safran on a solo Clayface feature - but the character wouldn't be depicted as a villain.
Nothing has been officially greenlit yet, but "the studio has not said no."
Flanagan has been vocal about wanting to be involved in a Clayface project in the past, describing his hypothetical take as a “standalone horror/thriller/tragedy.”
We have no idea how a character like Clayface would factor into Reeves' relatively grounded interpretation of the Dark Knight's world, but we assume his shape-shifting abilities would be dropped and Basil Karlo (if that's who they go with) would be significantly reimagined.
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Flanagan Tweeted out the following update: