Matt Reeves' highly anticipated The Batman sequel was originally scheduled to begin filming this November, but we recently learned that production has been hit with a significant delay due to the WGA strike.
Now, insider MTTSH is reporting that cameras are set to begin rolling on The Batman - Part II next March, and Clayface may make his big-screen debut as one of the Dark Knight's villains.
This isn't the first time we've heard Clayface's name mentioned in connection with the project, as a previous report claimed that the classic Bat-baddie would be "a big addition" to the Caped Crusader's next big-screen outing.
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.
When the new DCU slate was announced, James Gunn confirmed that Reeves' "BatVerse" will remain separate from the DCU, so this movie, along with Todd Phillips' Joker sequel, will be considered "Elseworlds" tales. A new actor will down the cape and cowl for Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Andy Serkis, Jeffrey Wright, and Colin Farrell are all expected to reprise their respective roles, and we may also see the return of Barry Keoghan's Joker, who made his sinister debut in the first movie's mid-credits scene.
Plot details are still under wraps. All Reeves would offer is that his sequel will continue this "epic crime saga."
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