Affleck’s ‘Batman’ movie is not part of the DCEU, for whatever that’s worth

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Ben Affleck’s The Batman is not going to be a part of the DC Extended Universe. A standalone, if you will. I’m fine with it, but I guess I don’t really fully understand what it means. Will there simply be no mention of the Snyder flicks? Will its narrative go so far as to deny or contradict developments in the DCEU? Who the fuck knows.

That said? All-in-all as they say, perhaps without hyphens? I think this is a good development. Allows Reeves and Affleck the ability to disregard whatever bullshit they want, and let’s be frank. Almost all of the fucking DCEU to this point has been that: bullshit.

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Matt Reeves’ Batman movie “inspired” by The Dark Knight Trilogy because obviously dude

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Matt Reeves has come out and said what’s obvious: he’s inspired by the Dark Knight Trilogy. But, really, who at DC isn’t? Even if it’s a reactionary, “no, we aren’t like Nolan” response, that very negative space is in of itself an inspiration. That said, Reeves clearly means he *is* inspired by the films. Is that a good thing, though? I don’t know. First blush is to respond “oh, cool”, second blush is “yeah but do something new” you know? All in all, it’s the middle of the summer and news is slow, I actually imagine this is just director-on-director masturbation. Frottage, if you will.

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‘The Batman’ News: Warner Bros. is “really excited” by Matt Reeves’ idea for the movie

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I’ve tried rallying my friends around the idea of Matt Reeves’ The Batman kicking ass. Cynical fuckers, and justified by the movie’s troubled development, they’re reticent. Well, fuckers! How about this? Warner Bros. themselves are excited by the director’s vision for the movie.

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‘The Batman’ will be a noir-driven detective movie, according its director

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Yes! Yes! Yes! Noir, detective Batman? It’s about goddamn time. Bless you, Matt Reeves. The more I hear about this upcoming movie, since Reeves has joined, the more excited I become.

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Director Matt Reeves says ‘The Batman’ will be influenced by Hitchcock

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You know what. After Wonder Woman, with Whedon shepherding Justice League, and the executives behind the DC cinematic universe *finally* fucking getting the message, why not be excited about The Batman? I mean, right?

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‘The Batman’ Delayed Again As Script Is Completely Written

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The Batman delayed. Again. Its rescript being rewritten. Again. This time from scratch. Who knows, maybe this Burn It Down And Start Fresh approach to the script is what is needed.

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Official: Matt Reeves Is Directing ‘The Batman’

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Matt Reeves’ on-again off-again relationship with The Batman is officially on. Again. But. Like. Who fucking cares at this point? (I know, I know. Lots of people. Just not me. Okay?)

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Matt Reeves Exits Talks To Direct ‘The Batman’

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The DCU. It just, it just can’t do anything right.

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Report: ‘The Batman’ Is Being Directed By Matt Reeves

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When Batfleck announced he wasn’t directing The Batman, the first name that dropped as his replacement was Matt Reeves. It appears that name was, in fact, correct. And my take? Sure? Dude is competent enough. Enormous fall down from Christopher Nolan, maybe a fall down from Affleck, certainly Jesus Christ in comparison to Zack Snyder.

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Matt Reeves On ‘The Batman’ Director Shortlist

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Matt Reeves, he of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War for the Planet of the Apes, is reportedly high on the list of directors wanted for The Batman. Sure?

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