We May Have To Wait a Little Longer For Matt Reeves' THE BATMAN Movie
It was recently reported that Matt Reeves turned in his first draft of The Batman to the Warner Bros. and they loved it. It was also said that production on the could start in the summer of 2019. If that does happen, the film could be released in 2020.
Now, according to Revenge of the Fans, thing may not be progressing as quickly as we thought. They are reporting that their inside sources are saying the movie may not be released until 2021 at the earliest, but that “the wait could be longer than that.”
The reason for the longer wait is because they want to make sure that Reeves and his team have the time to develop the best possible Batman movie that they could make. It’s explained that “they’re taking their time perfecting the script in order to position this next Batman film for maximum success.”
You know what, though? In the end, all that matters is that we do get a great Batman film out of this. I’d rather them take their time with it than rush it into theaters. They’ve got plenty of DC films being developed in the meantime that will keep fans entertained.
Ever since Reeves was hired to direct the movie, I’ve been looking forward to seeing what he would bring to this character and Gotham City.
We don’t have a lot of concrete information regarding the story that the film will tell. But, we do know that Reeves is looking to make a dark noir-style film that will focus on the detective side of the Dark Knight, and he has an idea for a story arc that would span over the course of a trilogy of films. It's said that he's looking to keep the story grounded but "will introduce at least some slight fantastical elements which fans of the hero will be familiar with."
It was also reported that The Penguin could be the main villain in the story. The version of this Penguin is said to based on the Emperor Penguin version and he's been modeled after "a very dapper looking Richard Armitage." There are other villains in the rogue gallery that are sure to pop up as well that could include Two-Face, The Riddler, and Victor Zsasz. I like Isaac in the role of Penguin, though. That's where I'd place my bet.
When previously talking about the movie, director Matt Reeves said:
"I’ve talked about making it a very point of view noir-driven definitive Batman story in which he is investigating a particular case and that takes us out into the world of Gotham. I went on a deep dive again revisiting all my favorite comics. Those all inform by osmosis. There’s no continuation of the Nolan films. It’s very much trying to find a way to do this as something that for me is going to be definitively Batman and new and cool."
Are you ok with The Batman taking longer than expected to get made as long as we get a better film out of it in the long run?