The Batman has taken steps recently towards production, but there is still much left for the film to do in development. Matt Reeves has finally started work on the standalone now that his directorial job on War for the Planet of The Apes is over. Now, if one report is right, then it looks like the film may hit theaters shortly after Aquaman premieres.
Yesterday, headlines about The Batman went viral after Reeves opened up about the film’s script. The director told MTV the script for The Batman would start over from scratch now that he’s on the project. When Variety covered the new update, the website dropped a bit of information itself. The site claimed The Batman is reportedly looking to premiere in 2019, and the DCEU fandom is using the note to dissuade over-eager fans from rushing the feature.
Until recently, DCEU fans were split over when they felt The Batman would likely hit theaters. Many believed the movie would be unable to debut until 2019 thanks to DC Film’s packed schedule, but others felt the studio might make The Batman a priority over films like The Flash.
If Variety is correct about The Batman’s hopeful release window, then fans are left now to speculate about whether the movie will drop before or after Justice League 2. The sequel is expected to hit theaters in during the summer of 2019, so The Batman could lead in to the movie by debuting in either March or April. If Warner Bros. does that, then the DCEU would roll out two standalone films between its Justice League movies as Aquaman will debut in 2018. The Flash might also aim for an interim release date, but the film has yet to nail down a director or script following the leave of Rick Famuyiwa last year.
Of course, Warner Bros. could always plan to debut The Batman after Justice League 2. The standalone could follow the aftermath of the sequel and see where Bruce Wayne lies once Steppenwolf and possibly Darkseid himself have been dealt with. Still, fans seem to agree that The Batman would be a better buffer in-between the two Justice League features, so here’s to hoping San Diego Comic Con will announced a spring 2019 release later this month.
Next up for DC and WB is Justice League, and you can find the official synopsis below. Justice League currently has a 4.16 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings. The full synopsis can be found below.
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired bySuperman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill(Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Amber Heard (Mera), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor).