Director Matt Reeves brings Gotham City to life for spinoff set in the same universe as The Batman at HBO Max.
The Batman director Matt Reeves is teaming up with HBO Max to create a police procedural spinoff from the upcoming Robert Pattinson film focusing on the mean streets of Gotham City. According to The Hollywood Reporter the new series currently has no title but is being referred to as Gotham Central, calling back to the procedural comic series of the same name by writer Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka. Jeffrey Wright is also set to appear in the series as James Gordon.
“Set in the world Reeves is creating for The Batman feature film and will build upon the motion picture’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City, ultimately launching a new Batman universe across multiple platforms. The series provides an unprecedented opportunity to extend the world established in the movie and further explore the myriad of compelling and complex characters of Gotham.”
Although we’re yet to see what Matt Reeves’ Gotham really looks like ahead of The Batman, the idea of a series based on the GCPD is definitely a fascinating one as they deal with the corruption spread throughout the city. Matt Reeves spoke more about the project in a statement, saying the series will expand the world he’s creating in The Batman and will allow him to go much deeper into the mythos. He also voiced his excitement to work with writer Terence Winter, best known for working on Empire Broadwalk and The Sopranos.
“This is an amazing opportunity, not only to expand the vision of the world I am creating in the film, but to explore it in the kind of depth and detail that only a longform format can afford,” said Reeves in a statement. “And getting to work with the incredibly talented Terence Winter, who has written so insightfully and powerfully about worlds of crime and corruption, is an absolute dream.”
HBO Max chief Kevin Reilly also discussed the project, explaining that working with Warner Bros. and DC allows them to tell fascinating new stories for a wide range of audiences. He also pointed out that the hype around The Batman means many fans will want to spend more time in that world and the new series from Matt Reeves will allow them to do so.
“Our collaboration with Warner Bros. and DC allows us to elaborate and grow fan connections across these powerful brands for years to come. This is Batman as most audiences have never seen before and we know fans will want to spend more time in this new world inspired by the film.”
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Plot details for The Batman are under wraps but the project will be centered on Pattinson as a younger Bruce Wayne, chronicling Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector. The Batman will also feature the hero making use of his detective skills more than what we’ve seen before in previous iterations of the character. The film is also expected to be the first installment to a new trilogy with Pattinson as Batman.
Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, the film stars Robert Pattinson 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.
The film is currently scheduled to hit theaters on October 1, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding Matthew McConaughey, Two-Face and Robert Pattinson’s The Batman, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter