Matt Reeves says The Batman is not part of DC’s extended universe

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Aug 23, 2017

Director Matt Reeves has made some interesting comments about his upcoming Batman solo project not being in the DCEU — but don’t start freaking out just yet.

While speaking to Los Angeles’ KCRW, Reeves said Warner Bros. approached him about the project and basically told him he didn’t have to worry about the larger needs of the DCEU. Reeves said the project is “standalone” and “not part of the extended universe,” something that’s understandably being construed to mean it might not be within the continuity of the DCEU.

Most likely? Reeves slightly misspoke, and he means his story won’t be beholden to some necessary connective tissue that ties the other films — but it almost certainly takes place within the same universe as Wonder Woman, and the upcoming Justice League. That fact just won’t matter to the story.

Here’s the full excerpt from his comments:

“Well, I have a vision for a way to do something with that character that feels like it resonates with me personally, and a perspective that can grow out into other things. When they [Warner Bros.] approached me, what they said was ‘look, it’s a standalone, it’s not part of the extended universe.’”

We’ve reached out to Warner Bros. for comment, and will update if we hear anything. But yeah, take these comments within a bit of context. DC might be looking at an out-of-continuity Joker origin story, but a flagship Batman flick? Yeah, if it’s starring Ben Affleck, it’s almost certainly within the DCEU.

Are you glad to hear Reeves will have the freedom to tell his own story? Looking forward to how it turns out?

(Via The Wrap)