Matt Reeves Clarifies Batman DCEU Involvement And Talks About His Approach To The Character

It seems like the DCEU can’t get away from rumors and clickbait.

The latest negative rumor was that Matt Reeves’ The Batman would not be part of the DCEU and that a different actor would portraying the actor. Reeves said that the film would be a standalone film, that has nothing to do with the others in the universe in a podcast, and his comments went way out of proportion.

This isn’t the first time that there have been rumors of Ben Affleck leaving the role, and the rumors have been shut down multiple times before.

Now Reeves went on to clarify the words

All of the outrage and sensationalism of the DCEU has even gotten the attention of the filmmakers. Like Wonder Woman, The Batman will be standalone that probably will have nothing to do with the other films. That means it will not reference other movie’s events, and most likely will not have a Flash cameo. It will be a Batman story through and through, without having to spend time connecting to the larger universe.

Reeves also talked about how his upcoming film will differ from The Dark Knight.

‚ÄúThe Dark Knight, which I think is an incredible movie, the thing that really resonates about that is the Joker ‚Ķ his¬†story¬†and that performance, and everything about the filmmaking that relates to that character ‚Ästit‚Äôs (Heath Ledger‚Äôs) movie. And I think Christian Bale is great, but I think that that movie movie really resonated with everyone because of (The Joker), (Ledger‚Äôs) portrayal, and the way that the movie¬†presented his unsettling perspective and the way that crashed up against Batman. I think I am¬†interested in being¬†even more inside of Batman.‚ÄĚ

Every single scene Heath Ledger is in The Dark Knight steals the whole show, which kind of put Batman in the back seat. It’s exciting that Reeves really wants to explore the psyche of Batman and make him the star of the show, because a lot of times the villain is more exciting than the hero.

A lot of people would agree Ben Affleck was the best part of Batman v Superman, so him getting his own movie has fans more than excited about the possibilities, especially with a director like Matt Reeves, who has just come off the critically acclaimed War for the Planet of the Apes.

Source: Business Podcast