For the 15th anniversary of Cloverfield, Collider's Steven Weintraub had an exclusive interview with The Batman director Matt Reeves, who said he will soon meet with James Gunn and Peter Safran, the new co-heads of DC Studios.
Fans shouldn't worry, Reeves assures us, since his BatVerse will continue to expand concurrently with the new DC Universe.
The Batman, a masterfully written detective tale that centres on Bruce Wayne's emotional development, was released in theatres last year, and it introduced a groundbreaking vision of Gotham City (Robert Pattinson).
Even with the pandemic still having an impact on theatres, the movie was a financial success. Naturally, Warner Bros. requested that Reeves begin developing a sequel and spinoff miniseries.
A few months after the release of The Batman, the Warner Bros. Discovery merger completely upended the DC Universe when the corporation chose to redesign its superhero cinematic universe.
Reeves secured a multi-year contract with Warner Bros. Discovery during the programming cuts, which is said to have protected his BatVerse.
We all thought Reeves' vision for the Dark Knight wouldn't fit with DC Studios' 10-year plan for movies, TV series, and even video games when Gunn and Safran were hired to make difficult decisions in the name of a cohesive tale.
We were relieved to learn this week that Reeves is still engaged in production on The Batman sequel.
The Penguin, a series starring Colin Farrell that begins production this year, is another project the director plans to add to his BatVerse.
But that doesn't mean Reeves has unrestricted control over his BatVerse; he still needs to meet with Gunn and Safran to discuss his long-term strategy.