The DCEU can’t catch a break, or so it seems.
For the last couple of days, an interview with Matt Reeves about The Batman was taken out of context resulting in various websites reporting that Batman would not be part of the DCEU, starting rumors through the internet and settling panic and uncertainty among DC fans.
Matt Reeves actual words during the interview were this:
“Well I have a vision for a way to do something with that character [Batman] that feels like it resonates with me personally, and a perspective that can grow out into other things. When they [Warner Bros.] approached me, what they said was ‘look, it’s a standalone, it’s not part of the extended universe.’”
The “standalone” word could’ve meant that the movie wouldn’t feature other DC superheroes, much like Wonder Woman did. But people immediately jump the gun and went with headlines like “Batman Won’t Be Part Of the Extended Universe” “Ben Affleck Out Of The DCEU“, when that wasn’t the case.
But there was nothing official… until now.
Today, through Twitter, Matt Reeves has come to calm the waters and settle down once and for all what he actually meant in the interview:
So, indeed his words were taken out of context and Batman is part of the DCEU. The rumors were just rumors and they need to stop.
Matt Reeves has said time after time that he’s excited for this film, that he’s looking forward to work in this and that he’s planning a trilogy about the character, and to reaffirm it, the last tweet he did (in his thread), was one with a Bat.
Batman seems to be in good hands, specially after how well War for the Planet of the Apes performed critically and in box office, so have a little faith and relax, we have to stop listening to rumors.
What do you think about the news? What story would you like to see adapted in The Batman?
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The Batman is set to arrive in theaters in 2019.
Source: Matt Reeves