The planned expansion of the universe of The Batman with actor Robert Pattinson and director Matt Reeves is still intact.
When last week’s news regarding the cancellation of Batgirl first dropped, many fans of DC Films were left panicking over the future of upcoming films, whether it’d be titles such as Blue Beetle, or the upcoming expansion of Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves‘ The Batman into its own universe with long-form storytelling on both the big and small screens.
Given Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav’s desire to cut costs and see higher profits, this led to the cancellation of Batgirl and Scoob! Holiday Haunt for tax writeoffs. In regards to the future of The Batman, fans of Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves‘ first film should relax, because it looks like the critical and commercial success of that film satisfied Zaslav and the rest of WB Discovery to keep that franchise alive.
Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves are here to stay.
Heroic Hollywood founder and editor-in-chief Umberto Gonzalez participated in a Twitter Space with Erik Davis to discuss the future of DC Films, including both the DC Extended Universe and the future of Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves. Rest assured, all is well in Gotham City:
Erik Davis: Is [Robert] Pattinson the guy? That was an old regime move too, that first Batman movie. Really good, I loved it. A little divisive for some people, maybe not as accessible for some people. I know [Matt] Reeves wants to do a trilogy. We talked to Pattinson, he wants to do a trilogy. He wants to do a whole arc as Bruce Wayne. Do you think that they stay the course?
Umberto Gonzalez: Of course. Why wouldn’t they? The first movie was a success, so I’m pretty sure that they’re going to let Reeves do his trilogy. That Batman in that universe will continue going forward.
Along with a planned trilogy, a spinoff series titled The Penguin, which will be centered on Colin Farrell’s Oswald Cobblepot’s rise in Gotham City’s criminal underworld, will be produced for HBO Max. It’s safe to say that The Batman franchise will be just fine.
Here is the synopsis for Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson’s The Batman:
“Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.
When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.”
Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Colin Farrell as the Penguin and Barry Keoghan as The Joker.
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