It seems like finally, we do have progress on Matt Reeves’ The Batman, as the director has reportedly sent the script to the Warner Bros. executives.
This comes via The Warp’s reporter Umberto Gonzalez, who previously debunked that the film was heading towards an early 2019 filming start. However, there isn’t much to work on without a script in place and now that the script has been reportedly turned in, Warner Bros. can examine the story, which we hope will be a quick process as we all can’t wait to see Batman on the big screen again.
It’s still not clear if Ben Affleck will remain Batman in the film or if Reeves will move ahead with a new face like Oscar Isaac though it’s highly unlikely that any of these casting decisions have been finalised yet.
Reeves has earlier teased the film’s content during a summer event of the Television Association. “From the beginning, what I had always spoken about with Warner Brothers and what I was excited about was being in the Bat-universe and really doing something within that sphere. That was always what it was going to be so in that way it hasn’t changed a lot since I first met with them. It’s very much the same thrust if that makes sense.”
“A lot of things have happened since then, but the movie, and why I’m excited about it, is it continues to be the same inspirations and excitement of what we talked about in the beginning.”
However, all those fans who were expecting an adaptation of Year One storyline will be disappointed as the new film will not be based on this comic.
“Year One is one of the many comic books that I love. We are definitely not doing Year One,” Reeves said. “It’s just exciting to be focused very specifically on a tale that is defining for him and very personal to him. Obviously we’re not doing an origin tale or anything like that. We’re doing a story that is definitively Batman though, and trying to tell a story that’s emotional and yet is really about him being the world’s greatest detective and all the things that for me, since I was a kid, made me love Batman.”