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Matt Reeves: The landscape in DC Studios has changed with the appointment of James Gunn and Peter Safran as co-heads.
Recently, Gunn has made waves with his decision to reboot the DCEU and remove elements laid down by Zack Snyder.
Apart from the Snyderverse, there have been concerns about the future of The Batman franchise under director Matt Reeves.
However, Reeves shared that he is set to meet with the DC Studios co-heads.
Matt Reeves is a film director, producer, and screenwriter.
He is best known for directing the films “Cloverfield,” “Let Me In,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” and “War for the Planet of the Apes,” as well as for directing and executive producing the television series “Felicity.”
He has been nominated for several awards throughout his career, including the Academy Award for Best Picture for “War for the Planet of the Apes.”
Reeves recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of Cloverfield, sitting in an interview with Steven Weintraub of Collider.
During the interview, the director said he would meet James Gunn and Peter Safran.
The meeting will revolve around the status of the BatVerse.
However, he reassured fans that Robert Pattinson’s Batman will continue to run parallel to the new DCU.
In 2022, Matt Reeves launched another Batman universe to the cinemas.
He took over from Ben Affleck and took the iconic DC figure in a different direction.
The Batman focused on a detective story that narrated the emotional growth of Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne.
There were doubts about the film producing a franchise, but The Batman proved to be a box office hit despite theaters suffering from the pandemic.
As a result, Warner Bros. asked Matt Reeves to develop a sequel and a spinoff miniseries.
Changes in DC
Months after The Batman hit theaters, the Warner Bros. Discovery merge shook the DC universe when it announced a revamp.
Projects were plugged, but Matt Reeves’ multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Discovery seemed to keep the BatVerse from receiving the marching orders.
Simultaneously, Gunn and Safran were promoted to call the shots, spurring fear for Reeves’ Batman in DC Studio’s decade-long plan for movies, shows, and video games.
However, Matt Reeves confirmed that his development for the sequel is still underway.
The director also plans to expand the BatVerse this year with production for The Penguin series, which will feature Colin Farrell.
Despite the good news, Reeves doesn’t have free rein over the BatVerse, which is something he’ll talk with Gunn and Safra about.
“They [Gunn and Safran] have been great,” said Reeves.
“We’re actually supposed to meet in the next few weeks because they want to talk to me about the broad plan, and then they want to hear the BatVerse plan.”
“We’re just going to talk about all of that. Look, I’m excited to hear what they’re going to do.”
“The BatVerse thing, as James has said, and as Peter has said, is kind of its own thing they’re letting us do.”
An Elseworld approach
When they assumed their new roles, Gunn and Safran announced they planned to unify every DC Studios production into a coherent storyline.
In doing so, they made the controversial decision to dismiss Henry Cavill as Superman and cancel Wonder Woman 3.
Regarding Matt Reeves’ projects, the DC co-heads will likely follow DC Comics’ “Elseworlds” approach.
Elseworlds is a DC Comics publishing imprint that tells stories outside the DC Universe’s main continuity.
These stories often feature alternate versions of familiar characters and settings and explore different genres and styles.
According to Reeves, the upcoming meeting will break down his goal with the BatVerse and the co-heads 10-year plan.
“I had this dream for the way I wanted that to play out and that’s part of what I’m going to be talking to them about in a few weeks,” said the director.
“They’re going to be talking to me about what they’re doing in their ten-year plan or certainly what’s in the near future as well so that we can understand that we’re not – it’s air traffic control – we don’t want to be crashing into each other.”
“We want to support each other. I’m super excited. I’m really excited to hear about what they’re doing and to be working with them. It’s going to be cool.”