It's getting to that time of year once more before comic book movies and blockbusters start hitting the screens that talk starts to turn increasingly to what is headed our way. With a slate that is positively bursting at the seams with comic book movie properties and the infuriating inevitability with which the studios control information (it's for our own good, obviously, but no-one likes drip-feeding) the collective thirst for information runs dangerously close to hysteria.
As such, scooping something exciting - or even just making it up in an attempt to manipulate your profile among fans - has become one of the most valuable currencies in the online world. Movie journalists have become detectives, picking for clues, while fans seek new and bold ways to sneak information from film sets or find some way to break the NDAs that swirl around their favourite projects.
The result, of course, is a community of rumours dedicated to superhero movies that is as virulent as it is exciting (provided even part of it is true), and with DC flexing its muscles after a patchy but impressively lucrative start to the DCEU, there's a lot to be excited about in terms of how their movies could play out. And inevitably, DC fans being the committed, passionate community they are, those rumours tend to take on a life of their own.
Here are the latest rumours from forthcoming DCEU movies...