Director Matt Reeves on 'War for the Planet of the Apes'

Jay Jacobs
August 27, 2017

Director Matt Reeves has clarified comments that some took to mean that The Batman would not be part of the DC Extended Universe.

How exactly this rumour got traction I will never know, but with fans losing their minds across the vast universe of social media, Reeves took to Twitter to calm the waters and set the record straight. The Joker has memorably been part of two Batman movies in the form of Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger, and was most recently played by Jared Leto in the first Suicide Squad film.

"OF COURSE Batman will be a part of the DC Universe". "Batman will be BATMAN..."

It's also unclear whether Warner Bros. intends to keep The Batman, or whatever it will finally be called, completely separate from the other DC superhero/supervillain films, or whether its story is simply isolated enough that it's unnecessary to include any other characters or plot points from the larger cinematic universe.

But today, Reeves chose 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.

While it was thought shooting would begin later this year on The Batman, it now looks like cameras won't roll until 2018. If not Matt Reeves' The Batman, it is possible that his version of the caped crusader would make his next appearance in DCEU's Flashpoint or Justice League 2.

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Reports claim that Warner Bros.' rumored Joker movie will take the place of Gotham City Sirens in the DC Extended Universe. "It's a great time in the DC universe". When they approached me, what they said was, 'Look, it's a standalone.

Warner Bros. hasn't made any official announcements yet. Well the movie's director has put all your worries away. And if it does, what does that mean for Affleck's future as Batman?

"Just to be clear: it seems that The Batman will be part of the DCU. I think it's going to be really cool". As it is still in very early stages of production, an actor has yet to be cast for the role of Batman Universe's signature villain.

I suppose we'll see how all of this pans out when The Batman opens in theaters in 2019. Since he joined, Reeves has made it clear that he is interested in making his vision of The Batman, as he deems fit.

The Batman is projected for a 2019 release.

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