'The Batman': Everything You Need To Know About The DC Film

Posted August 27, 2017

If you're a fan of the Dark Knight with access to the internet, then odds are that you've read something by now regarding Matt Reeves' comments on The Batman stating that it didn't take place within "the extended universe". Furthermore, it was also reported that the standalone film won't be part of the DCEU instead it will be one of the lineups in Warner Bros. new DC banner. "Batman will be BATMAN..."

In my comments from a while back about not being part of the DCEU, I was talking about The Batman being a story specifically about Batman...

But today, Reeves made a decision to put the rumor to rest, at least for now: he just took to Twitter to confirm that The Batman is firmly entrenched within the timeline of the DCEU continuity.

The film was supposed to be directed by the most recent Batman, Ben Affleck, but he stepped away from the job and Warner Brothers then turned to Reeves.

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In The Batman, Ben Affleck is expected to face off as the title hero against Joe Manganiello, who would play Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke, in the film.

It's been a rollercoaster of a week for the DC movie universe, and it's not over yet. This week, the director seemed to indicate that the movie would have no ties to the larger DC superhero film franchise, saying that he was initially approached about doing a standalone movie. While fans might assume this was Matt's idea, a way of making the project something of his own, the director says Warner Bros. presented him it. He goes on to add that the story will not spend time focusing on "cameos servicing other stories".

Establishing a cohesive cinematic universe which allows multiple big-name characters to coexist continues to exist as a big recent staple in movie culture.

All of this comes on the heels of a confusing post last night over at the Hollywood Reporter, which initially suggested that Ben Affleck would not be appearing in The Batman, before offering up a retraction/addendum that.well, that didn't entirely clear things up. Recently, director Matt Reeves spoke about the DC project on "The Business" podcast hosted by THR's Kim Masters.

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"He's not going to do that movie, I don't think". Phillips will direct the movie, and Martin Scorsese will produce it with Phillips. While Reeves and Warner Bros. has been sketchy in regard to answering that curiosity, Matt is now sharing what The Batman won't be.

Sure, Affleck very well could already have one foot out of the door, but the studio doesn't want to say so in fear of hurting Justice League's box office numbers.

The Batman is now in development and does not have a release date.

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