Matt Reeves Clarifies That The Batman IS Part Of The DCEU

Nick Sanchez
August 27, 2017

Now, however, Reeves has taken to Twitter to clarify his remarks and confirm the film will be part of the larger cinematic universe, just that it won't have ties to the other films.

For those unaware, an earlier report revealed that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment were in the early stages of development with an origin film project for The Joker.

"Jeez, what'd I miss, guys...?" one tweet began.

"Just to be clear: Of COURSE Batman will part of the D.C. Universe. Batman will be BATMAN..."

What we, and everyone else, took this to mean was simple: The Batman would not be a part of the DC extended universe.

Matt Reeves' The Batman doesn't have a proper release date yet, but it will be the first of three films from the director starring Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight. "Batman will be Batman", Reeves wrote after an July interview he gave with podcast The Business, started gaining traction due to the director stating that The Batman is "a standalone", that "isn't part of the extended universe".

It has been reported now that Affleck might not be the Cape Crusader after all in upcoming The Batman movie.

Fans will have to wait for an official word from Warner Bros and DCEU to understand what exactly the studios have planned for the future Batman movies. If The Batman doesn't fall under the DC universe umbrella at all, it could be a splintering off of the multiverse after Flashpoint.

Reeves says he wants to take a personal approach to the possible trilogy, making the films more about the title character than anything else. Unlike Marvel, who has plotted out a roadmap to their universe for the next decade and more, there's no absolutely no big plan here.

Matt Reeves also articulates that he is interested in telling his film from a "noir point of view", which may be encouraging. "On Twitter, he explains that "[he] was talking about The Batman being a story specifically about Batman". But he's not going to do that movie, I don't think. As it stands right now, The Batman exists in the same universe that Man of Steel, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Batman v Superman and Justice League do.

During his talk, Reeves spoke about taking on the project and his vision for the character Batman.

The Batman is now in development and does not have a release date.

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