Matt Reeves recently discussed whether Superman could appear in the batter universe.
the batter will lead the Dark Knight in a new but familiar direction as Christopher Nolan. Like Nolan, Matt Reeves puts Batman into reality, shying away from the fantastic elements for now. This also raises the question of whether other DC heroes like Superman will interact with Robert Pattinson’s Batman in the future.
Matt Reeves recently spoke about the possibility of Superman appearing alongside Robert Pattinson’s Batman in an interview with Collider. this is what the batter director had to say about Superman:
‘You mean if it could? Is that what you say? I mean, if something like that were to happen, because I was very careful with… What I’m trying to do is take… I did this in the Apes movies too, and even clover field, this idea of taking that one fantastic element and then having everything around it so that it will be as grounded as possible so that it could feel… I want it to feel emotionally real and everything to feel very believable. In this movie, even beyond what I did in those movies, I’ve tried to find the practical, believable version. If you were to suddenly find out in the Batman world that there was an alien that was Superman, that would be a big shock. I mean, people should say, oh my God, and maybe that would be the only fantastic element.”
While Matt Reeves didn’t rule out Superman for the batter sequels and spin-offs, the filmmaker also admitted that he is much more interested in exploring the world of Gotham City:
“But to be honest, that’s not the point right now, to figure out how to do that. Look, we should be so lucky that this is a world that people embrace and they say, oh my God, we want to see what would happen if those things collide. I think if that challenge ever presents itself, it would be exciting to investigate, but I should try to do it through this lens. You know what I mean? And that’s absolutely right, that for me right now this world is the place I want to focus on.”
Superman may not pass in the batter universe, but Warner Bros. still has plans for the Man of Steel. In particular, JJ Abrams and Ta-Nehisi Coates are developing a Superman reboot that will cast a black actor in the role. Meanwhile, Michael B. Jordan is working on a limited series for HBO Max around the Val-Zod version of Superman.
You can watch the full interview with Matt Reeves about Superman below.
Here’s the synopsis for Matt Reeves’ the batter†
Sneaking through the streets for two years as Batman (Robert Pattinson), terrifying the hearts of criminals, has brought Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies—Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lieutenant James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright)—in the town’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established itself as the only embodiment of revenge among its fellow citizens. .
When a killer attacks Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the world’s greatest detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters characters such as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/ aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro) and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence grows closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must renew relationships, expose the perpetrator and bring justice for the abuses of power and corruption that have long plagued Gotham City.
directed by Matt Reeves, the batter stars Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the penguin.
the batter will hit theaters on March 4, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest on Matt Reeves’ plans for Gotham City, the future of the Superman franchise, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.