According to a new report, key industry players are assuming control of different DC movie franchises, suggesting that there are no plans for another attempt at a connected DC world. And that includes Matt Reeves, steadily exerting more authority over Batman.
56-years-old Matt Reeves is the American film producer, director, and screenwriter. He originally came to prominence as a co-creator of the critically acclaimed WB drama series Felicity (1998-2002). His monster picture, Cloverfield, brought him global fame in 2008. In addition to the science fiction sequels Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes in 2014 and 2016, he directed the romantic vampire drama Let Me In (2010).
The Hollywood Reporter states that Warner Bros. The DC universe of Warner Bros. Discovery is disintegrating, with new major players rising. According to the source, while James Gunn and Dwayne Johnson are becoming more integral parts of the DC machine, Matt Reeves is expanding his control over Batman by creating even more Batman spinoffs.
The filmmaker is currently developing both a Penguin and Arkham Asylum series, both under development. Additionally, it has been stated that Reeves talks with other writers and directors about developing additional Batman villains’ solo movies.
In his 2021 film The Batman, Matt Reeves developed an urban, gritty vision of Gotham City. Although it was also a realistic take on Batman, like Christopher Nolan’s, Reeves’ universe was noticeably darker and more pulp-inspired.
The film’s main antagonists were the Riddler and the Penguin (plus a third villain who was cut). Still, Reeves has previously discussed other potential bad guys he was considering, such as Mr. Freeze.
However, it appears that with the growth of his Batman universe, Reeves will be able to explore all of his various adversary ideas. Insiders indicate that plans for his different Batman villain spinoffs are still in the early stages of negotiation. However, updates and details are still being kept under wraps.