We’ve known for a while that Matt Reeves was producing a prestige TV series for MAX (presumably) set in Arkham Asylum. We assumed that it was going to be part of Reeves Batverse/THE BATMAN SAGA. Now, James Gunn has clarified (via Threads) that in fact, the Arkham series will actually be part of the interconnected DCU, not the Batverse.
Interesting…on many levels.
For one thing, when Gunn says “…so [Matt Reeves] will be producing stories both within his THE BATMAN UNIVERSE and within the DCU,” it leads one to believe that there are more “stories” that Reeves will tell as a producer/writer/director that’ll be part of THE BATMAN SAGA in addition to THE BATMAN, THE PENGUIN, and THE BATMAN: PART II.
Secondly, it appears that Reeves will be involved with Batman at Warner Bros./DC Studios even after he eventually wraps up THE BATMAN SAGA.
Furthermore, I recently speculated that Batman on film at WB/DC Studios runs through Matt Reeves. Gunn’s comments certainly offer a bit more evidence that that’s the case and at minimum, he’s a Bat-partner…and I like that. – Bill “Jett” Ramey