Horror filmmaker Mike Flanagan wants to make a standalone film about Batman villain Clayface, a film he would design as a “horror / thriller / tragedy”. Horror fans are known for rowing Doctor sleep, a continuation of The glow, Flanagan has also directed genre titles such as Oculus, silence, Gerald’s game, and Ouija: origin of evil. He also created the hit Netflix Ghost series The Haunted Hill House and its follow-up series The haunted Bly Manor.
Mike Flanagan He’s fine in the horror genre, but when given the opportunity to make comic book adjustments, there are a few characters he already has in mind. On Twitter, a DC fan account asked Flanagan which character or team he would make a movie about if he could choose one from the DC universe. In addition to the man of steel, Flanagan also curiously chooses the shapeshifter villain popularized by Batman: The Animated Series. From the tweet:
“Well, I wanted to do a Superman movie when I was a kid, but I would also love to do a standalone Clayface horror / thriller / tragedy film.”
The idea of making stand-alone films about comic book super villains has grown in popularity ever since joker was released in 2019. Directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix as the clown Prince of Crime, this film broke box-office records when it premiered, despite fears that it would not do well without Batman as the main character. The success of joker Warner Bros. undoubtedly opens the door to explore other DC super villains in stand-alone films, and Clayface is sure to be one of the most interesting contenders to choose from.
The story of the making of Clayface has been published with various iterations on many different media, from the original comics to modern day video games. Typically he is the alter ego of B-list film actor Basil Karlo, despite being popular Batman: The Animated Series Episode “Feat of Clay”, he’s an actor named Matt Hagen. Some others have adopted the nickname on various comic book timelines as well. What they seem to have in common is that they have clay-like bodies with shapeshifting abilities, a talent that enables them to disguise themselves as other socialmediagossips or even inanimate objects.
A live-action iteration of Clayface has yet to be shown in a Batman movie on the big screen. The Basil Karlo version appeared in the prequel series Gotham on Fox, played by Brian McManamon, featured as the late actor brought back from the dead with newly discovered superpowers. Hell boy Actor Ron Perlman also spoke in Matt Hagen Batman: The Animated Series. In the meantime, Kate Micucci did the language work for the Lego version of Basil Karlo in The Lego Batman movie. Dave Bautista has volunteered to play Clayface if a movie is ever made. He’s likely one of the first to be considered if the project ever takes place.
What’s next for Flanagan, the filmmaker is working on another horror series on Netflix. Synchronized midnight fairThe show follows an isolated island community that experiences miraculous and frightening events after a mysterious priest enters the city. A release date has not yet been set by the streamer. This message comes to us from Mike Flanagan on Twitter.
Topics: Doctor Sleep, Batman