Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Of course, there will be drama and darkness, but there’s reason to think there won’t be nearly as much as we’ve come to expect from the DCEU. That logo is literally a loud, flashy bolt of light bursting forth from dark clouds. That alone should tell you exactly what they’re trying to do with this movie. And as a bonus, we now know to expect some real updates today. Entertainment Weekly is hosting a Facebook Live from the set of the movie today. Some cool updates should come out of that.Ben Affleck as Batman in Justice League. (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube/Warner Bros.)Beyond that, there’s The Batman, the only movie we seem to know less about as time goes on. Will Ben Affleck play Batman in it? It seemed like it at one point, but now nobody can say for sure. Will it be at all connected to the DCEU as we know it? That was already a question before Justice League, and it’s an even bigger mystery now. Fortunately, there are a couple of facts about the movie that seem relatively set in stone. First, there’s the director. As Comic Book reports, Matt Reeves debunked rumors that he’s leaving the production. At this point, he has a story, but not a final script, set for the movie, and he’s sticking around to see it through. That’s good news. Reeves is a great director, and his take on Caesar in War for the Planet of the Apes proves he is certainly capable of delivering an exciting, fresh take on Batman.We’re just not going to see it for a while. A report by Heroic Hollywood reveals that The Batman won’t go into production until next year. Given what we know about DC’s schedule, that makes a lot of sense. Warner Bros.’ slate of superhero movies is pretty full at this point, with Shazam!, Wonder Woman 2, and a Joker origin movie set to come out in the next couple years. That doesn’t leave a ton of room for the Caped Crusader. Since it won’t even start filming until next year, don’t expect to actually see the movie until 2020 or 2021. That’s a long time to wait to find out who will end up playing The Batman. With Reeves at the helm, it should be worth it, though.New Gods (via DC Comics)DC isn’t showing any signs of slowing down beyond that, either. Warner Bros. announced another DC Comics-based movie that sounds like a departure from everything they’ve tried before. Ava DuVernay, of Selma and A Wrinkle in Time, has been hired to direct a movie based on New Gods, Nerdist reports. Unlike the grim, monochrome world of BvS, New Gods is pure Jack Kirby colorful space adventure. And given the visuals in A Wrinkle in Time, there’s no better director than DuVernay to bring the comic to the big screen. We are kind of excited for New Gods here at Geek.DuVernay’s also tweeted in the past that if she were to make a superhero movie, she’d want it to be about one of the New Gods, Big Barda. Conveniently, Barda’s homeworld has already been shown in the DCEU. Apokolips was teased in Batman’s dream sequence in BvS. Yes, at least one good thing might come out of that pointless, overlong scene yet. If there ever was a time to take the DCEU into space, it’s now. Hey, colorful, fun Kirby-base space adventures worked magic for Marvel. It’s not hard to imagine it doing the same for DC.It’s no secret that after Justice League’s dismal box office performance, Warner Bros. wants to take the series in a completely new direction. This New Gods movie might be their best chance. Almost wholly removed from Justice League, New Gods can be something truly unique and special for DC movies. With DuVernay’s direction, it can be the bright, beautiful, earnest space epic promised by the comics. It could also introduce some long-anticipated characters to the DCEU, including Mister Miracle and Darkseid. That might get a few fans back on board. Batman Loses a Dad Again, Another Ben Affleck Update & More DC Movie NewsSecret Aquaman Role, Wonder Woman’s Throwback Photo, & More DC Movie News It’s starting to look like DC movies have a bright future ahead of them. Warner Bros. has some movies on the horizon that people are genuinely excited about. Early reports about Aquaman have been very positive. A Wonder Woman sequel is definitely happening. Most of the news coming out about D.C. superhero movies is really exciting. That’s good. If there’s one company that probably needs positive buzz about its future, it’s DC Entertainment. It needs to start building hype for its upcoming slate of movies, because it doesn’t seem like any will carry over from the last one.According to Syfy Wire, Justice League is officially the lowest-grossing movie of the DCEU. In total, it grossed $229 million domestically. Now, that’s still a lot of money. $229 million is nothing to sneeze at, but Warner Bros. was almost certainly hoping for a much bigger number. The Justice League is a name that means something to people. It counts some of the most recognizable superheroes ever created among its members. Hell, before 2013, most people knew the Justice League way better than they knew the Avengers. For the first ever live-action big-budget Hollywood adaptation, you know Warner Bros. was hoping for Avengers money at least.Instead, they made just short of Man of Steel money. The DCEU’s first big crossover movie’s total domestic gross fell far short of Wonder Woman’s which boasts the company’s highest total of $412 million. Even Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice earned more with $330 million. Fool us once, I guess. It’s no wonder Warner Bros. felt the need for a change of direction after Justice League came out. Hopefully, this weaker performance doesn’t mean fans are less interested in DC’s movies, though. The company really does have a lot of interesting projects coming out.Like, for example, Shazam!. There’s still not a ton of information about this movie out there, but official Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages have been launched. This movie is happening, and hopefully, it turns out to be the fresh start the DCEU needs. It has a great cast (Zachary Levi plays the titular hero), a promising director and, so far, a color palate that consists of more than greys and browns. Leaked set photos of Shazam’s costume would certainly suggest a more upbeat, positive tone than we’ve seen from the DCEU so far. And now, we have a logo.