"The Batman" Director Matt Reeves Comments On The Possibility Of Seeing Superman In His Films

With the eagerly awaited The Batman, director Matt Reeves has confirmed his intention to kick off a real Batverse, which will also develop through the announced Gotham PD and the spinoff dedicated to the Penguin.
As we know, The Batman will be set in a new universe detached from the DC Extended Universe, called Earth-Two. This is a universe with a strong realistic imprint heavily inspired by the neo-noir crime films of the 70s. In such context, can there be room for other DC characters like Superman? Matt Reeves addressed the subject during an interview with Collider.
"It's a high wire act to do a Batman movie, right? Because the character's been around for 80 years, everyone has their own version in their head and there have been great movies. The last thing I wanted to do was come in there and feel like I had to do something with the highest degree of difficulty and then also find the ways that it connects to everything else," he shared.

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"My thing was, from the beginning, I said, 'Look, I think it's enough to try and just do a Batverse, to do a Batman movie,' and that that's where this begins," the director added.
When asked specifically about the existence of other DC superheroes in this Earth-2 Batverse, Reeves said he suppose it's not impossible to believe there could be connections, but he was not really interested.
"I feel like the whole point in us working with this incredible cast and this incredible crew to realize this movie that sort of, I really believe, is a fresh and different version of these characters is to pursue every... There are a lot of great characters in the Gotham world and so the idea of leaning into that, that's really my interest right now," Reeves said.

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Set photos taken in 2020 showed what appeared to be a Halloween party where we could see people dressed up as Superman and Wonder Woman, suggesting that the Man of Steel may actually exist in some form in the Batverse. But as Reeves reiterates, the focus now is on Batman.
As we mentioned a few days ago, Reeves also expressed his interest in proposing a version of Mr. Freeze that was anchored in this very realistic new universe. If The Batman were to get a sequel, Mr. Freeze would certainly be a major candidate to be a part of it.
Directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mattson Tomlin with the contribution of Reeves himself, The Batman features Robert Pattinson as the young Bruce Wayne aka Batman, Zoƫ Kravitz as Selina Kyle, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot aka Penguin and Paul Dano as the film's main villain, the Riddler.
The movie will arrive in cinemas on March 4, 2022.
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