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The Batman director Matt Reeves already has ideas for a trilogy

For now, though, the important thing is just to start

Jack Shepherd
Thursday 06 July 2017 10:48

The DC Extended Universe — DC’s attempt at their very own Marvel Cinematic Universe — has dozens upon dozens of blockbusters currently in development.

Films with release dates are Justice League (17 November), Aquaman (21 December 2018), Shazam (5 April 2019), Cyborg (3 April, 2020), and Green Lantern Corps (24 July, 2020), while Justice League Dark, The Batman, Suicide Squad 2, Gotham City Sirens, Batgirl, Wonder Woman 2, Nightwing, Black Adam, Man of Steel 2, The Flash and Justice League 2 are pencilled in.

Because journalists can’t help asking whether there are actually, somehow, more DC flicks in development, everyone linked to the cinematic universe has been asked about further sequels/prequels/spin-offs.

Speaking to Fandango while promoting War for the Planet of the Apes, Matt Reeves discussed whether The Batman will turn into a trilogy.

“I have ideas about an arc, but really, the important thing is just to start,” he told the publication.

“You know, you have to start with a story that begins something. And I would be lying if I could tell you that the arcs of Apes was already planned out, because it simply wasn’t. It’s one of those things where that character was so potent, and the possibility was embedded from the beginning, but exactly how you’ve got from A to Z is not something that existed”.

Speaking last month about the Ben Affleck-starring film, Reeves said his version of Batman will be a noir detective that will look inside the character’s head and heart.

A script for the film is currently being worked on by Reeves, but already some details have emerged. One such snippet is the possibility that Josh Gad could be playing The Penguin, a character previously played by Danny Devito in Batman Returns.

The Batman is currently expected to reach cinemas 2019.

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