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Matt Reeves to discuss The Batman future with Gunn and Safran

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Matt Reeves: James Gunn and Peter Safran’s appointment as co-heads has altered the atmosphere at DC Studios.

With his recent decision to revamp the DCEU and eliminate components established by Zack Snyder, Gunn has caused a stir.

In addition to the Snyderverse, there have been questions over Matt Reeves’ direction of The Batman series.

However, Reeves revealed that he will meet with the co-heads of DC Studios.

The director

Matt Reeves is the director, producer, and screenwriter of several blockbusters.

His most well-known works include directing the movies “Cloverfield,” “Let Me In,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” and “War for the Planet of the Apes,” as well as the television series “Felicity,” which he also executive produced.

Throughout his career, he has received nominations for a number of honors, including the Academy Award for Best Picture for “War for the Planet of the Apes.”

Reeves recently commemorated the 15th anniversary of Cloverfield while speaking with Collider’s Steven Weintraub.

The filmmaker promised to meet Peter Safran and James Gunn during the interview.

The discussion will focus on the state of the BatVerse.

He promised fans that Robert Pattinson’s Batman will still exist in addition to the new DC Universe.

The Batman

Matt Reeves introduced a new Batman universe to movie theaters in 2022.

He succeeded Ben Affleck and changed the course of the venerable DC character.

The Batman centered on a detective tale that traced Bruce Wayne, played by Robert Pattinson, as he underwent emotional development.

Although there were concerns that the movie wouldn’t launch a franchise, The Batman was successful at the box office despite the pandemic that struck cinemas.

Warner Bros. consequently requested that Matt Reeves create a sequel and a spinoff miniseries.

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Changes in DC

After The Batman’s release in cinemas, Warner Bros. Discovery merge announced a makeover and shook the DC universe.

With Matt Reeves’ multi-year contract with Warner Bros., while other projects were scrapped, The BatVerse appeared to have a different fate.

The concurrent promotion of Gunn and Safran to executive positions sparked concerns for Reeves’ Batman in DC Studio’s ten-year plan for films, television programs, and video games.

However, Matt Reeves affirmed that he is still working on the sequel.

The Penguin series, starring Colin Farrell, is another project the filmmaker hopes to produce this year that will explore the BatVerse.

Despite the positive news, Reeves is limited in his control of the BatVerse; this is something he will discuss with Gunn and Safra.

“They [Gunn and Safran] have been great,” said Reeves.

“We’re actually supposed to meet in the next few weeks because they want to talk to me about the broad plan, and then they want to hear the BatVerse plan.”

“We’re just going to talk about all of that. Look, I’m excited to hear what they’re going to do.”

“The BatVerse thing, as James has said, and as Peter has said, is kind of its own thing they’re letting us do.”

An Elseworld approach

Gunn and Safran declared when they started their new positions that they intended to integrate every DC Studios film into a single, cohesive plot.

They then controversially decided to cancel Wonder Woman 3 and fire Henry Cavill as Superman.

The DC co-heads are likely to use the “Elseworlds” strategy with Matt Reeves’ projects.

An imprint of DC Comics called Elseworlds publishes tales that don’t fit into the main timeline of the DC Universe.

These tales frequently explore many genres and styles while using multiple iterations of well-known characters and settings.

Reeves claims that the forthcoming meeting would outline the co-heads’ 10-year strategy as well as his ambition with the BatVerse.

“I had this dream for the way I wanted that to play out and that’s part of what I’m going to be talking to them about in a few weeks,” said the director.

“They’re going to be talking to me about what they’re doing in their ten-year plan or certainly what’s in the near future as well so that we can understand that we’re not – it’s air traffic control – we don’t want to be crashing into each other.”

“We want to support each other. I’m super excited. I’m really excited to hear about what they’re doing and to be working with them. It’s going to be cool.”


Matt Reeves to meet with James Gunn & Peter Safran for “BatVerse”