When it comes to THE BATMAN UNIVERSE, we already know that Matt Reeves is currently writing (with Mattson Tomlin) the sequel to THE BATMAN, THE PENGUIN HBO Max series with Colin Farrell is about to commence filming early next year, and another HBO Max series set around Arkham Asylum is in the planning stages.
But, what else does Matt Reeves have planned for THE BATMAN UNIVERSE?
According to a new report about the status of DC on film from THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, a lot. Here’s the quote…
Meanwhile, in Gotham City, filmmaker Reeves is quietly making his own expansion plans. Reeves is developing a sequel to his The Batman, which grossed a respectable $770.8 million worldwide when it was released in March. Already, a series spinoff focusing on Colin Farrell’s Penguin is on its way to filming next year. But Reeves is plotting more. The filmmaker is meeting with writers and directors to build out movies — yes movies, not just series — focused on Batman rogue’s gallery, both established and more obscure, with characters ranging from the Scarecrow to Clayface to Professor Pyg. All those projects are in the very early stages of gestation.
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I will say that there have been some rumblings about Reeves’ take on Clayface the character being based on the original Basil Karlo version of the character as a disgraced actor/master of disguise who, um, is a murderer…
— Bill “Jett” Ramey (@BATMANONFILM) October 5, 2022
Here’s hoping that something — a film or HBO Max series — featuring Zoe Kravit’s Selina Kyle/Catwoman is in the works as well. Exciting times for Batman fans!
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