Matt Reeves’ The Batman is in the DC movie universe, everybody calm down

The Batman director Matt Reeves asks “What’d I miss, guys?”

Following the news that Warner Bros and DC were working on a Joker origin movie that would be independent of the wider DC cinematic universe, people rediscovered a Matt Reeves quote from a KCRW interview back in July that made it sound like his new Batman film would be taking a similar route. He used phrases like “standalone” and “not part of the extended universe” and everyone started looking very hard at Ben Affleck again.

However, Reeves has now taken to Twitter to clarify what he meant last month and the message seems to be that his words have been misinterpreted. Here we go…

That last tweet is our favourite.

This chimes with what Affleck was saying at Comic-Con about being “so thrilled to do it. It’s fucking amazing…I  would be an ape on the ground for Matt Reeves!” Reeves has also said that the plan is indeed to have Affleck don the cape and cowl for this film. It’s just the latest chapter in the seemingly never-ending saga of The Batman‘s complicated pre-production. It feels like the only thing left to do at this point is for someone to start hinting that it’s a secret Cloverfield movie or something.

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