‘THE BATMAN’ Director Matt Reeves Responds To Standalone Movie Controversy

This week has been packed with DC movie news (mostly of the Joker variety) but one of the more controversial stories came out yesterday when comments from The Batman director Matt Reeves started making the rounds.

Speaking with KCRW in Los Angeles, Reeves said the following in regards to his plans for The Batman:

“Well, I have a vision for a way to do something with that character that feels like it resonates with me personally, and a perspective that can grow out into other things. When they [Warner Bros.] approached me, what they said was ‘look, it’s a standalone, it’s not part of the extended universe.’”

Although Reeves’ comments were vague, in the sense that it was difficult to parse out what exactly he meant by The Batman being a “standalone” movie, some viewed it as admission that the film will not be connected with the DC Extended Universe at all. It even got to the point where there was speculation that this would be an entirely different version of Bruce Wayne/Batman than the one played by Ben Affleck.

Fortunately, Reeves took to Twitter today to settle the matter and it turns out that his comments were taken entirely the wrong way:

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