‘We’ll look into whatever he wants to do’: WB signs new deal with Matt Reeves to expand Robert Pattinson’s Batman universe, co-CEO says he’s studio’s best filmmaker right now

One of the most lucrative properties for DC Comics and Warner Bros., Batman has endured as a box office magnet, with a few exceptions. In the latest installment, Robert Pattinson portrayed the caped crusader in Matt Reeves The Batman.

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Robert Pattinson as Batman in the 2022 film.

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Although many fans considered Christian Bale’s performance as Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy to be definitive, Robert Pattinson wasn’t far behind. The film has been praised for its realistic depiction of the toll Batman takes on Bruce Wayne.

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Since the failure of Zack Snyder’s DCEU, Warner Bros. has been involved in damage control, undo and green light projects. This situation was aggravated by the addition of David Zaslav to Warner Bros, because not only did he put aside the complete shooting bat girl film, Scoob! 2 was also cancelled.

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Before Toby Emmerich was replaced by David Zaslav, he had confirmed the continuation of The Batman at CinemaCon 2022. But since his departure and the meteoric entry of David Zaslav, fans have been worried batman 2 could also be fired.

Matt Reeves joins the WB family

Good news for DC and Batman fans, Matt Reeves and his production company, 6th & Idaho, have been confirmed to have signed a deal with Warners Bros. in an exclusive report. With this revelation, we can more or less assume that the sequel to The Batman arrived.

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Alongside the sequel, Matt Reeves is also working on spinoffs for the hit film, including the HBO Max series. The Penguin, and the Arkham Asylum series. Warner Bros. Pictures Group co-CEO Michael De Luca commented on the new partnership:

“He has an open invitation to go wherever his interests take him. We’ll be looking at whatever Matt wants to do… Keeping Matt and creating a home for him so he can do more projects in the Batman universe but also originals, was very important to us.

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The writer-director also commented on the tie-up, stating that he will be working on projects big and small, hinting at more Batman content.

Source: Deadline

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