Earlier today, Matt Reeves took to Twitter to clear up the misinformation spreading across the web from various sources claiming he had said that his Batman film would not come under the ‘DCEU’ banner at Warner Bros. Putting many fans worry to rest, Reeves tweeted his original comment he is being quoted on was in regards to ‘The Batman’ focusing on Batman and not other heroes we’ve met, or about to meet, in the DCEU.
Following the recent news that a new Joker origins film is in the works at Warner Bros outside of the ‘DC Extended Universe’ banner, Matt Reeves has recently confirmed in an interview that ‘The Batman’ film was always intended to be a standalone film outside of this established universe.
During his interview with KRCW which was about ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’, Reeves said that “Well, I have a vision for a way to do something with that character that feels like it resonates with me personally”
He then went on to say that this was Warner Bros. plan from the moment they hired him – “When [Warner Bros.] approached me, what they said was ‘’look, it’s a standalone, it’s not part of the extended universe.’”
What are your thoughts on all this? Is splitting the DC Universe in two a good idea? Or could it just get confusing for fans?