Following old comments resurfacing yesterday indicating Matt Reeves’ upcoming “The Batman” film won’t be a part of the larger DC Extended Universe, the director has now responded to quickly growing queries as to where his movies fit into continuity (if any).
Tweeting earlier this morning, Reeves makes it clear this will be part of the larger DC Extended Universe seen in “Justice League” and “Wonder Woman”:
“Just to be clear: Of COURSE Batman will be part of the D.C. Universe. Batman will be BATMAN. In my comments from a while back about not being part of the DCEU, I was talking about The Batman being a story specifically about Batman… not about the others in the Universe. That it wouldn’t be filled with cameos servicing other stories – that it would be a BATMAN story.”
Reeves’ earlier comments re-emerged in the wake of the news this week that Warner Bros is developing a label for DC film properties to be adapted outside the shared universe of earlier features, kicking off with Todd Phillips’ The Joker origin film.
Talk of a solo Batman film has been delicate in recent times due to questions of Ben Affleck’s involvement both on screen and with the script.