The Batman is one of the DC films that has been very successful worldwide. Uniquely, this film by Matt Reeves is not part of the DCEU like most other DC live action films. Taking place on Earth-2, the Batman who appears in the film is the younger version of Bruce Wayne from actor Robert Pattinson. Even though he’s new to Batman, he’s already faced some dangerous villains. Like Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), Penguin (Colin Farrell), and Riddler (Paul Dano).
Fortunately in his first adventure, Batman is not alone, because he has the help of his love interest Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz). So that in the end Batman managed to capture most of his enemies. Except for Oswald Cobblepot aka Penguin, who in the future will have his own spinoff series. Interestingly, it turns out that apart from the Penguin series, there are many more projects related to The Batman. Which indirectly confirms the continuity of the Bat-Verse cinema universe.
3 The Batman Spinoff Movies Ready for Production
According to a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter, in the midst of his busy schedule with The Batman 2, director Matt Reeves is currently preparing three new spinoff films. Reportedly he has met with a number of directors and scriptwriters to discuss the development of the three films. Even more interesting, this Bat-Verse project will focus more on introducing a number of other Gotham City villains, such as Professor Pyg, Scarecrow, and Clayface.
For those who don’t know, Professor Pyg himself is a serial killer who made his debut in Batman #666 (2007). He is often seen wearing a pig mask when mutilating his victims. While Scarecrow debuted in World’s Finest Comics #3 (1941). The action can be seen in the film Batman Begins (2005), where the Scarecrow often uses a special poison to make his targets feel scared. Clayface, on the other hand, is a villain who debuted in Detective Comics #40 (1940). Because his body is made of clay, he can turn into anyone and anything he wants.
Given that these three villains have their own uniqueness and charm, it seems that it will be very interesting to see them appear in the spinoff film The Batman later. It’s currently unclear whether all three films will hit theaters or on HBO Max’s streaming channel like The Penguin series. Since these Bat-Verse projects are still in the early stages of development, we’ll just have to keep up with the news, geeks.