Things are very interesting in the world of Warner Bros and the upcoming Batman movie. In the last couple of weeks, we heard Ben Affleck saying he “would be an ape” for Matt Reeves, to his brother, Casey, saying that he mostly likely won’t be doing that movie (to later walk that comment back), to Reeves himself saying The Batman would be a standalone movie, then the news of the Joker and Harley Quinn standalone movie, thus the internet deducing that The Batman will not feature Affleck at all.
When we reported yesterday that The Batman would be a standalone movie, we deduced that the movie would not fall in line with whatever story the current slate of movies. This was a good thing as we thought this allowed them to tell whatever story they wanted to. However, in a site digging up an older comment and connecting it with news of the Joker and Harley Quinn not being part of the DCEU. The deduction the internet made was impressive but even I didn’t figure they would be the same. Silly me.
“Of course Batman will be part of the D.C. Universe,” Matt Reeves wrote, clarifying his comments. “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.”
This is something I figured.
“This could be a good thing creatively for directors and writers that choose to jump onboard the DC train,” I wrote yesterday. “Marvel sort of painted themselves into a corner with everything being tied into one another. With DC’s approach, this could allow many of the same actors to do fresh or retelling some amazing comic stories within the universe.”
Yet, the internet took it a step further. While we took the news as it was, other sites took it that step further – not looking at facts or dates – but made news based on what they thought would get traffic. Unfortunately, this is the news we are dealing with now. With other rumors swirling that Gotham Sirens is sidelined and Suicide Squad 2 has been fast-tracked, it’s hard to tell what is going on.
In the end, unless something is announced otherwise, just it be. If the news seems to be coming from a good place, we will let you know. However, everything now is just speculation. The internet needs to just calm down.