Gotham and Pennyworth creators Danny Cannon and Bruno Heller recently talked about Matt Reeves’ spin-off for The Batman that will also center on the GCPD.
The Batman is still set to film until early next year and won’t come out until 2022, but Warner Bros. is already moving forward with a spin-off series for HBO Max. Matt Reeves is set to develop the upcoming project, but recently lost Terence Winter as its showrunner. When it was initially announced that The Batman spin-off will focus on the GCPD, many were quick to point out the comparisons with Gotham.
While speaking with ComicBook.com, Gotham and Pennyworth creators Danny Cannon and Bruno Heller discussed Matt Reeves’ The Batman prequel series. Heller believes Reeves has a much better chance at success than they did because the upcoming series is being developed for HBO Max:
“We were the last big network battle cruiser to leave the harbor, but we were very much a network show. I think now that we’ve realized that streaming is the new god, I think Matt’s going to have a much easier time selling the kind of show that we wanted to do, because he’s got a movie with movie stars to back it up.”
Danny Cannon also thinks the upcoming series from Matt Reeves will have the opportunity to explore Gotham City in a different light:
“It’s going to be truer to the nastiness of what Gotham should really be, I guess.”
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The plot of The Batman is being kept under lock and key, but we know the film will follow Robert Pattinson as a younger Bruce Wayne, chronicling Batman during his second year as Gotham City’s Caped Crusader. The Batman will also show off the hero using his skills as a detective more than what we’ve seen before in previous versions of the character. It is also expected to be the first installment in a new trilogy of films starring Pattinson.
Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, Robert Pattinson stars as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.
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