The Gunn/Safran regime at DC Films has already seen the death of the Snyderverse with the cancelling of Wonder Woman 3 and Cavill exiting the Superman role. Noises have remained consistent, that Matt Reeves The Batman and sequels remain outside this new DCU. It hasn’t stopped speculation though, including from us, as to the future of this take on the character when a cinematic juggernaut is being planned just across the hallway.
Reeves sat down with Collider for an interview and said that there is a meeting planned so he can share his view of the Batverse with Gunn and Safran:
“We’re actually supposed to meet in the next few weeks because they want to talk to me about the broad plan, and then they want to hear the BatVerse plan. We’re just getting together to talk about all of that. Look, I’m excited to hear what they’re going to do. The BatVerse thing, as James has said, and as Peter has said, is kind of its own thing they’re letting us do.
I had this dream for the way I wanted that to play out and that’s part of what I’m going to be talking to them about in a few weeks. They’re going to be talking to me about what they’re doing in their ten-year plan or certainly what’s in the near future as well… I’m super excited. I’m really excited to hear about what they’re doing and to be working with them. It’s going to be cool.”
Reeves referred to the meeting as simply:
“…air traffic control – we don’t want to be crashing into each other. We want to support each other.”
Maybe that is what Patty Jenkins thought when she went in to talk to them about Wonder Woman 3? Or what Cavill thought when he was told to go forth and announce his return as Superman before he had that meeting with Gunn and Safran.
The new masterplan for the DCU, with an eight-to-ten-year timeline, will be revealed by Gunn and Safran internally this month. Until we hear otherwise, The Batman and The Penguin exist outside that.