Robert Pattinson star Batman’s The release is just around the corner, and during a chat with Entertainment Weekly, director Matt Reeves revealed that the film isn’t part of the DCEU, but an independent entity. One can imagine Reeves taking the path Todd Phillips took for his 2019 movie Joker. of characters that exist in the Batman universe.
“What I really wanted this movie to do was create a Batverse. You don’t do a story and say, “This is chapter 1” because you might not do chapter 2. So the story had to stand on its own. But the thing is, the world of bats is so character-heavy that when you start to draw to a close, you can already start thinking about the next thing. Because the idea, of course, is that the story of Gotham never ends,” Reeves shared with EW.
And it appears that Reeves has already started working on the “Batverse” as he is involved in two upcoming HBO shows – both tied to the same universe. A drama about the Gotham City Police Department and a show about the Penguin’s rise to power are both in the works.
Reeves roped the third batman of the 21st century with Robert Pattinson, after Christian Bale and Ben Affleck. In a recent chat on the Jimmy Fallon show, Robert shared that he met with one of the film’s producers in 2018 for another project and that meeting was about to end, he asked questions on the next Batman movie. Although he didn’t get a response right away, The Lighthouse actor knew there was an opening and he started to push through.
Producer Dylan Clark shared with EW that he and Reeves felt Robert would be right for the role after seeing him on Good Time. “It’s a movie where he shows a lot of things that look like Bruce Wayne to us,” shared Clark, who was unaware at the time that Pattinson had been pushing for the role.
Pattinson, who has stayed away from franchises since his turn as Edward Cullen on the Twilight series, seems to have embraced his superhero persona quite well, as the actor is keen to make it a trilogy. “Yeah, like I mean, I talked to Matt (Reeves) about the idea of doing a trilogy. I know it would be wonderful. I really enjoyed the process. He’s such a fun character to play Yeah, that would be adorable,” he recently told Fandango All Access.
The Batman hits theaters on March 4.