The Batman movie is closer than ever, and fans are more and more impatient to finally go to theaters to watch the first Batman solo movie after 10 years. Considering that Ben Affleck never had the chance to star in a solo movie as Batman, The Batman with Robert Pattinson will now be the first solo Batman movie since 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, which concluded Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy.
After Ben Affleck walked out on the solo Batman project, which was supposed to be set in the DCEU, Matt Reeves decided to reshape the movie and set it outside of DCEU. Robert Pattinson was chosen to play younger Bruce Wayne who isn’t a typical playboy billionaire, but more a street superhero who is fighting not only Gotham City’s villains, but also his inner demons.
Reeves and Pattinson revealed that they’re keeping the focus on the first movie, but it’s obvious that sequels are already planned if the movie smashes the box-office, and considering that this is one widely expected Batman movie, we see no reason for it to be a flop.
“I really believe in what we’ve done and I’d be excited to tell more stories. We are already telling other stories in the streaming space, we’re doing stuff on HBO Max, we’re doing a Penguin show with Colin [Farrell], which is gonna be super cool. And we’re working on some other stuff, too, but we have started talking about another movie.” — Matt Reeves for The Independent
The so-called Batverse is already set to spawn the Penguin spin-off series starring Collin Farrell, and the GCPD spin-off series. Both of these are in development for HBOMax. Reeves also recently said that there are talks about the Catwoman spin-off as well.
Directed by Matt Reeves, and starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell, The Batman is set to land in theaters on March 4, 2022.