Matt Reeves and James Gunn to discuss future of the BatVerse

Despite the lack of updates, Matt Reeves' own little cinematic universe is safe from James Gunn's regime changes.


The DC Universe doesn't have a Batman (nor a Superman), but Matt Reeves' Batman is here to stay. Specifically, the director of The Batman starring Robert Pattinson is now referring to his pocket of comic book movies as the "BatVerse."

matt reeves and james gunn discuss future batverse
Robert Pattinson proved that he's capable of being the Dark Knight in The Batman.

In an interview with Collider, Reeves revealed that the BatVerse will continue to exist separate from what the universe James Gunn is building, saying:

They [Gunn and Safran] have been great. [...] We're actually supposed to meet in the next few weeks because they want to talk to me about the broad plan, and then they want to hear the BatVerse plan. We're just getting together to talk about all of that. Look, I'm excited to hear what they're going to do. The BatVerse thing, as James has said, and as Peter has said, is kind of its own thing they're letting us do.

Last year's The Batman was one of the biggest films of the COVID-19 pandemic era of movies. It eventually closed out a critically-acclaimed theatrical run with close to $800 million at the global box office.

It ended up getting a sequel as well as spin-offs starring Colin Farrell's Penguin and another one that will reportedly revolve around Arkham Asylum. It's believed a different film featuring the Gotham PD is in development as well.

Although the later reports claimed that a sequel to The Batman isn't officially greenlit yet, Matt Reeves' recent statement is hinting it's all but a sure thing already - you can't call a single film with no spin-off TV shows and sequels a cinematic universe, after all.

matt reeves and james gunn discuss future batverse
We're hoping to see more of the Joker in The Batman sequel.

With that said, we're still waiting on James Gunn and his co-CEO, Peter Safran, to tell us more about their ten-year plan for the DC Universe. The only thing confirmed right now is that it's going to feature a younger Superman. Aside from this, all we have to go on are rumors claiming that Ezra Miller is still going to be a part of the DCU after The Flash premieres.

Also, since we're talking about The Flash, do keep an eye out for this year's Super Bowl, where a promo for the upcoming DCU film will be dropped ahead of its launch on June 16.


Ray Ampoloquio
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