In a recent episode of his FatMan Beyond podcast, Kevin Smith confirmed that he heard that Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman starring Robert Pattinson will have heavy inspiration from The Long Halloween.
Kevin Smith’s co-host Marc Bernardin brought up the rumors regarding how The Batman would incorporate elements of The Long Halloween storyline. Upon hearing this from Bernardin, Kevin Smith went on to reveal that he heard that adapting The Long Halloween may be in the cards for this upcoming film:
“To be fair, I heard it to, and I heard it from a good source too.”
Kevin Smith is no stranger when it comes to hearing inside scoops on comic book films, especially in the arena of DC Comics. Recently, Kevin Smith confirmed the existence of an unfinished Zack Snyder cut of Justice League.
Batman: The Long Halloween was written by Jeph Loeb with art by Tim Sale. It follows the earlier days of Bruce Wayne as the Caped Crusader and explores multiple villains in the Rogue’s Gallery of The Dark Knight.
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Details for the Robert Pattinson-led Batman project are being kept under lock and key. Previous rumors once pointed to an earlier version of the script featuring Ben Affleck bookending the film as his current Batman while the film introduced Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader in his earlier years. But with Ben Affleck officially retired from the role, Robert Pattinson is replacing the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League star as Batman.
We know that The Batman will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and feature a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that reportedly includes Catwoman and The Penguin. Director Matt Reeves has also confirmed that it will not be directly based on Frank Miller’s acclaimed Year One comic and will make use of the Dark Knight’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC Films. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new movie trilogy with Robert Pattinson as Batman.
Matt Reeves’ The Batman is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. These projects include The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, The Suicide Squad, Supergirl, New Gods, and Birds of Prey.
The Batman will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news on Kevin Smith, Robert Pattinson, The Long Halloween and the future of the DC Extended Universe!
Source: FatMan Beyond