The recent developments in the house of DC by WB studios have led many people to wonder about the future of the DC universe. With the cancellation of Batgirl by the studio even after it was almost completed, all the future movies of DC are in danger of getting axed anytime. The Matt Reeves directorial The Batman sequel was also such a project. But now it looks like the movie is going to have a different fate as some sources confirm that The Batman Trilogy is safe. This comes as a huge relief to most fans who loved Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight in this new universe.
The Cancellation of Batgirl
The fans were shocked to find out that the Batgirl movie which was about to release on HBO Max had been shelved. According to reports, the movie was presented to selected test audiences where it couldn’t get the reception the studio expected. As a result, it came under the hammer of cancellation by WB. The WB studios felt that if it gets a bad response alike its test screening then it will not only harm the image of the studio but also huge losses.
According to the new CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery David Zaslav, from now on they will only be focusing on theatrical event films and mainly on the movies which will bring huge profits. They want to set up a glorious plan for the upcoming ten years where they can find everything sorted. According to WB’s plan, they will focus more on quality and not quantity which means it doesn’t matter if the movie is full or incomplete but the studio will not think twice to trash it if it looks bad.
Matt Reeves’ The Batman universe is safe
As the fans were worried about their caped crusader all this time after WB’s statements regarding DC, a Twitter Spaces conversation came to the rescue. In a conversation between Fandango’s Erik Davis and The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez, we were given some clearance on the situation as they confirm that this Batman trilogy is unlikely to end soon.
Erik Davis asked if Robert Pattinson is the guy who will continue to hold the image of the Dark Knight as he also loved the first movie and wants to see Pattinson again:
Erik Davis: “Is [Robert] Pattinson the guy [to continue to be the DC’s Batman]? That was an old regime move too, that first Batman movie. Really good, I loved it. A little divisive for some people, maybe not as accessible for some people. I know [Matt] Reeves wants to do a trilogy. We talked to Pattinson, he wants to do a trilogy. He wants to do a whole arc as Bruce Wayne. Do you think that they stay the course?”
To this, Umberto Gonzalez confirmed that the first movie was a success as well as widely appreciated so it is highly unlikely for it to be canceled anytime soon:
Umberto Gonzalez: “Of course. Why wouldn’t they? The first movie was a success, so I’m pretty sure that they’re going to let Reeves do his trilogy. That Batman in that universe will continue going forward.”
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) August 6, 2022
Even though we don’t have any updates about the movie yet, the universe is likely to be expanded with several sequels and spin-offs as Matt Reeves has a greater plan for this universe and the first movie really sets up a great introduction.
The Batman is available to stream on HBO Max