With The Batman now in theaters, a whole new path just opened for the DC Universe. Co-writer and director Matt Reeves already revealed that we can expect a spin-off series centered on Colin Farrell’s Penguin, and one more series which should be set in the Arkham Asylum.
But, there was also a spin-off series focused on GCPD (Gotham City Police Department), which was announced to be in development long before the premiere of The Batman. Although some fans said that the concept of the series sounds awfully familiar to Bruno Heller’s Gotham, a TV series that aired between 2014 and 2019 on Fox.
Still, that was the first spin-off series announced for the world of Pattinson’s Batman, but it seems like that series won’t happen, as Reeves recently said the series has been put on hold.
“One thing that we’re not doing that I was gonna do… So, there’s the Gotham police show, which, that one actually is put on hold. We’re not really doing that.” — Matt Reeves for Happy, Sad, Confused
The Batman was released in theaters last week, and it grossed almost $130 domestically on the opening weekend, which makes it the movie with the second biggest opening of the pandemic era (behind Spider-Man: No Way Home).
Starring Robert Pattinson in the titular role, The Batman follows Caped Crusader who is working with police lieutenant James Gordon in order to catch a serial killer known as Riddler. The movie is also starring Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell. Two sequels are planned, as well as two spin-off shows for HBOMax (Penguin TV series and Arkham Asylum series).
The Batman now plays in theaters.