Does the Batman
still allocate within the dceu?
Numerous rumors have recently risen around the development of Matt Reeves’ The Batman. The main topic to speculate around was the question whether Ben Affleck will star or not. Several months ago, fans started to discuss whether the film’s setting will stay in the DCEU or not.
It was reported earlier that the DC movie would leave the DCUE and would be joined with the new Joker origin movie, which Todd Phillip is working on currently. The most recent report stated that the movie would not most likely leave the DCEU.
The report we are talking about has recently been provided by Mario-Francisco Robles, Revenge of the Fans’ Editor-in-chief. He discussed Batman a lot during his appearance on the EI Fanboy Podcast. Robles said that Matt Reeves was going to provide us with Batman’s younger version and, most importantly, to keep him within the DCEU.
Robles’ quote goes like this:
“Essentially, they want to develop this Batman movie as if it is a reboot. But they’re not gonna make any overt statements about it. They’re just gonna make a movie about a younger Batman. I believe it takes place in the past, which will create a backdoor for if they ever do want to cross-pollinate him with the other DC characters again.”
On the other hand, DC are not revealing anything on The Batman’s behalf and it seems likely that DC want to test their project in terms of the box office. Justice League preformed awfully, therefore forcing DC to hold their horses. Robles further explains:
“But they’re going to leave a back door open so that, depending on how the next few DC movies do, from there, they can decide which continuity he’s a part of and whether or not they’re gonna push forward on the shared concept and do more crossover movies.”
That being outlined, it appears that the only occasion that could provide us with further information regarding The Batman is San Diego Comic-Con in a few weeks. The rest of The Batman rumors are available within the EL Fanboy Podcast.