Matt Reeves has confirmed in an interview with Collider that he has an upcoming meeting in the next few weeks with DC Studios chiefs James Gunn and Peter Safran to go over their overhauled DC Universe and Reeves’ ongoing Robert Pattinson-led BatVerse.
Reeves says the goal of the meeting is to ensure that both universes don’t end up overlapping in terms of storytelling, with Reeves saying it’s “air traffic control – we don’t want to be crashing into each other. We want to support each other.”
Gunn and Safran will soon be unveiling their new eight-to-ten-year DC plans, plans which are in a separate continuity from Reeves’ “The Batman” film that opened this year along with its upcoming sequel and spin-off series for HBO Max like “The Penguin”.
Reeves confirmed earlier this week they’re still hard at work on the script for “The Batman” sequel and will soon go over his work with Gunn and Safran:
“We’re actually supposed to meet in the next few weeks because they want to talk to me about the broad plan, and then they want to hear the BatVerse plan. We’re just getting together to talk about all of that. Look, I’m excited to hear what they’re going to do. The BatVerse thing, as James has said, and as Peter has said, is kind of its own thing they’re letting us do.
I had this dream for the way I wanted that to play out and that’s part of what I’m going to be talking to them about in a few weeks. They’re going to be talking to me about what they’re doing in their ten-year plan or certainly what’s in the near future as well… I’m super excited. I’m really excited to hear about what they’re doing and to be working with them. It’s going to be cool.”
Reeves also says his goal with any sequel will be to do stories that allow Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne character to “always be the emotional center of the story” and to avoid the common issue with superhero sequels where the villains “kind of take over, and then Batman takes a backseat sort of character-wise, or emotionally.”
“The Batman” is available to stream on HBO Max, with filming on the Colin Farrell-led “The Penguin” spin-off series to begin next month.