DCEU Rumors Debunked: Ryan Reynolds Back As Green Lantern, Batgirl Is ‘Batman Beyond’, & More

A big part of every day is figuring out which rumors are worth posting, and which are just laughable. Okay, occasionally I’ll post the laughable ones, too, but not often. When it comes to superhero movies, the rumors are especially thick to wade through because so many fan-sites have begun making up stories to get clicks. Fortunately, a bunch of recent DC Films rumors has been debunked by Umberto Gonzalez over at TheWrap, so here they are because I’m guessing some of you have probably read them at a dubious site like We Got This Covered or from a joke like Grace Randolph.

Speaking of Randolph, she continues to be below the Mendoza Line when it comes to big scoops. She tweeted that a Batman Beyond movie was in the works, which is something that has been talked about quite a lot. However, she says it won’t be Terry McGinnis under the mask, but that Batgirl will take his place. This turns out to be untrue, although there’s a chance the character makes a cameo.

Randolph had also claimed Ryan Reynolds was in talks to return as Green Lantern in Ezra Miller’s The Flash movie, joining Michael Keaton in a film that would see Barry Allen racing through all of the old DC movies. That, too, was shot down as there are no negotiations for Reynolds to return. And why would he after spending so many years trashing his time as the emerald superhero? For that matter, why would WB want him back??

Sorry, Constantine fans. Gonzalez also says there are no plans for a live-action Constantine movie at this point, nor should you look for anything regarding Justice League: Rebirth. At least not right now.

However, the long-rumored Zatanna film is still being conjured up, although that project has been developing for a couple of years. New reports are just an extension of that.

Suffice it to say, the best thing to do is wait for news to break either from somebody involved with the film or from a trusted trade like Deadline, Variety, or The Hollywood Reporter. There are exceptions, but even then they should be taken with a grain of salt until backed-up by additional sourcing. I know, that takes some of the fun out of posting the wildest rumors out there, but it’s a lot better than being called out for spreading misinformation.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.