GEOFF JOHNS & DIANE NELSON Address DCEU Continuity, JOKER Film, THE BATMAN Rumors

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In the wake of Wonder Woman's success, Warner Bros. is rethinking its approach to its DC Extended Universe - which won't adhere to strict continuity restrictions moving forward.

“Our intention, certainly, moving forward is using the continuity to help make sure nothing is diverging in a way that doesn’t make sense, but there’s no insistence upon an overall story line or interconnectivity in that universe,” DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson told Vulture

“Some of the movies do connect the characters together, like Justice League. But, like with Aquaman, our goal is not to connect Aquaman to every movie," added DC Chief Creative Officer and co-President of DC Films Geoff Johns. “The movie’s not about another movie."

“Moving forward, you’ll see the DC movie universe being a universe, but one that comes from the heart of the filmmaker who’s creating them," Nelson continued.

The pair also confirmed the rumors that a side-universe of non-connnecte films would be created, though the concept remains unnamed. The first film will, as reported, be a film about the Joker directed and co-written by Todd Phillips.

As for the other rumors that have surrounded the DCEU, including whether or not The Batman will be part of the main Justice League-centric universe and which films, exactly, are in production, Johns said “Some of the stuff is true, some of it isn’t true."

“When we talk about things or we’re making deals for people to develop scripts or whatever, sometimes, things leak; sometimes, things are misreported, and it’s frustrating" he continued. "Because we do wanna go out there and talk about what our strategy is, and this stuff just muddies the water. There’s a lot of internal conversations going on about, How do we help kind of clean that up a bit?”

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