Batman Director Clarifies DCEU Comments, Stays Quiet on Affleck Exit

Emilio Banks
August 27, 2017

Director Matt Reeves has clarified comments that some took to mean that The Batman would not be part of the DC Extended Universe.

Warner Bros and DC are behind another Batman movie but this time, it will tell the origin of Joker. That being said, for those of us that would love for him to continue on in the role and have a lengthy run (and believe me, there's nothing this writer wants more), that may be equally possible as well and everyone could just be blowing this whole thing out of proportion. Yesterday, The Batman director Matt Reeves described his movie as a "standalone", and won't be part of the DCEU. "Batman will be BATMAN..." There was then some news that The Batman would be a self-contained story and "not part of the current universe", which has since been debunked.

And for his next movie, Reeves will be at the helm of another iconic franchise: Batman.

Matt's previous comments, which confused fans, came on The Business podcast last month, where he said: "I have a vision for a way to do something with that character that feels like it resonates with me personally". WB and DC's approach to the shared cinematic universe model has seen them quickly introduce a number of superheroes and villains to the DCEU.

If that is the case however, it puts a DCEU standalone Batman movie very much up in the air. In The Hollywood Reporter's story on the Joker/Harley Quinn project, they caused confusion with an error stating "The Batman" would not be aort of the DCEU and would cast a new actor.

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Meanwhile, Ben Affleck's career continues spiraling through a loop as he loses both his chance of directing the solo Batman film as well as starring in it, killing his dreams of revamping his superhero career after the absolutely terrible Daredevil. Reeves just meant to say that the movie is a standalone affair.

While it was thought shooting would begin later this year on The Batman, it now looks like cameras won't roll until 2018. This may be the case for The Batman - which would be a relief, as some of the best Batman stories are the ones isolated to Batman and Gotham. "I think it's going to be really cool".

Examining Reeves comments after the news got people thinking: Would The Batman exist within this new banner?

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

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