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Matt Reeves set for The Batman talk with new DC heads

Matt Reeves set for The Batman talk with new DC heads
Matt Reeves to hold talks with Gunn and Safran

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Matt Reeves: The climate at DC Studios has changed as a result of the appointment of James Gunn and Peter Safran as co-heads.

Gunn has generated controversy with his latest decision to overhaul the DCEU and remove elements introduced by Zack Snyder.

There have been concerns with Matt Reeves’ handling of The Batman series in addition to the Snyderverse.

Reeves did say that he would meet with the co-presidents of DC Studios.

The director

Several blockbusters have been directed, produced, and written by Matt Reeves.

His most notable projects include executive producing the television series “Felicity,” as well as the films “Cloverfield,” “Let Me In,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” and “War for the Planet of the Apes.”

He has been nominated for several awards over his career, including the Academy Award for Best Picture for “War for the Planet of the Apes.”

In a recent interview with Collider’s Steven Weintraub, Reeves celebrated the 15th anniversary of Cloverfield.

During the discussion, the director said he would meet with James Gunn and Peter Safran.

The status of the BatVerse will be the main subject of discussion.

He assured the audience that the new DC Universe would coexist with Robert Pattinson’s Batman.

The Batman

In 2022, Matt Reeves presented a brand-new Batman universe to cinemas.

After Ben Affleck, he took over and altered the direction of the iconic DC character.

The Batman focused on a detective story that followed Robert Pattinson’s portrayal of Bruce Wayne as he underwent emotional growth.

Despite concerns, the Batman was a box office triumph amid the pandemic that hit theaters.

As a result, Warner Bros. asked Matt Reeves to produce a sequel and a spinoff series.

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Changes in DC

Following The Batman’s cinematic debut, the DC universe was shaken by the Warner Bros. Discovery merge announcement of a renovation.

The BatVerse seems to have a different outcome because of Matt Reeves’ multi-year deal with Warner Bros. while other projects were abandoned.

Concerns were raised about Reeves’ Batman in the ten-year plan for movies, television shows, and video games by DC Studio following the concurrent ascension of Gunn and Safran to executive roles.

However, Matt Reeves revealed that he is still working on the sequel.

Another project that will explore the BatVerse that the director plans to release this year is the Penguin series, starring Colin Farrell.

Reeves will address his limited ability to manage the BatVerse with Gunn and Safra despite the encouraging news.

“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 Gunn and Safran assumed their new roles, they announced their intention to incorporate every DC Studios movie into one, unified story.

Then they controversially opted to dismiss Henry Cavill as Superman and cancel Wonder Woman 3 altogether.

The “Elseworlds” approach will probably be used by the DC co-heads with Matt Reeves’ projects.

DC Comics produces stories that don’t fit within the normal timeline of the DC Universe under the label Elseworlds.

These stories commonly use a variety of well-known characters and settings in a variety of genres and styles.

Reeves asserts that the upcoming meeting would discuss his goals for the BatVerse as well as the co-heads’ 10-year strategy.

“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.”


Matt Reeves to meet with James Gunn & Peter Safran for “BatVerse”

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