The Batman director Matt Reeves’ insight into the Battinson’s Gotham points to a CBS-esque show with a twist
Hey, Batman fans! It’s our time now! Finally, AT&T and Warner Bros have been breathing life into the DC Extended Universe. First, the studio gave in to fans demand and announced the Snyder Cut of the Justice League. Later, DC really hit it out of the park with their virtual fan event – DC FanDome. WB bombarded fans with many exciting teasers, trailers, and announcements. Fans got the first official look at the Snyder’s Justice League. Nonetheless, the teaser of Robert Pattinson’s The Batman stole the show. Especially, Pattinson’s baritone, ‘I am Vengeance’, that was really something, wasn’t it? To top that, Matt Reeves also shed light on Batman spinoff for HBO Max.
A Police Drama Based On The GCPD
Director of War for the Planet of the Apes, Matt Reeves, is helming the new Batman movie. While talking about The Batman, he revealed details on the spinoff project with Warner Bros which was announced earlier this year. Created by Reeves’ Sixth & Idaho along with WB and Dylan Clark, the currently untitled project is going to be based on the Gotham City Police Department.
The spinoff is based on The Batman: Year One comic by legendary creator Frank Miller. It is going to shows the events that lead to the origin of Batman! Not just the alley murders, duh! So we can be sure to see Commissioner Gordon on the smaller screen again after CBS Gotham.
It is being developed as a prequel to The Batman while expanding the universe. Starting 8 years ahead of Pattinson’s Dark Knight’s arrival the show will give us a deeper look into the crime in Gotham from POV of a crooked cop. The Batman, inspired by Batman: Year Two comic, will showcase a young Bruce Wayne (Pattinson) in his early career as a detective.
DC has already seen a positive trend with its tv shows for the past some years. CBS has been home to DC shows like Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, and more. This gives DC a huge space for an insight into the events of the current GCPD that will lead to The Batman in 2022. Not that we are complaining, I mean how can we ever get enough of Batman!
WB’s New Bat-verse
As per HBO Max, the spinoff will “ build upon the motion picture’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City.” and “explore the myriad of compelling and complex characters of Gotham”. It would be interesting to see whether Reeves picks any plot ideas from GCPD and Gotham Central comic series. Terence Winter, creator of prohibition crime show Boardwalk Empire, will pen the series.
The 5 season-long CBS Gotham show had a great response from the audience. The show took inspiration from comic book titles such as Year One, The Long Halloween, The killing Joke, Dark Knight returns and more.
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During the FanDome event, Reeves went on to say, “This is an amazing opportunity, not only to expand the vision of the world I am creating in the film but to explore it in the kind of depth and detail that only a long format can afford. And getting to work with the incredibly talented Terence Winter, who has written so insightfully and powerfully about worlds of crime and corruption, is an absolute dream.”
Reeves’ inspirations aren’t farther from the CBS show while we can be assured his interpretation will be.
While the HBO Max series is to set up a Bat-verse for Pattinson’s trilogy, it will certainly have elements that we have seen before. To put in a context, Reeves’ twist on the iconic Batman dialogue, ‘I am Batman’ to ‘I am Vengeance,’ sat well with the audience further intrigued them more for Pattinson’s iteration. Similar to lines of CBS’ Gotham and Year One comic, the HBO Max spinoff can introduce Joker at the end of the show.
Though Pattinson is playing the Caped Crusader, DC is yet to confirm if he stars in Matt Reeves’ ‘Batman’ spinoff or not. The series would focus more on showing the state of affairs in Gotham that lead to Batman. Again, not just the murder of the Wayne’s. But, whichever way it goes, we are just excited to see more of Batman related content and the future of DCEU.