The Batman Series Not in The Works Any More
The Batman television series is currently on hold. Matt Reeves, director of movie The Batman starring Robert Pattinson, shared this information in a recent podcast. Reeves recently appeared on the Happy, Sad, Confused podcast on March 7. And shared with the podcast host Josh Horowitz that the series, Gotham PD, has been put on hold. The show was supposed to revolve around the Gotham City Police Department. HBO Max announced the series almost two years ago in July, 2020.
Reeves and Terence Winter, the creator of “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” were part of the project that is on a pause. However, Winter later left the project and Joe Barton replaced him. On the podcast Reeves also share that the original plot followed a corrupt Gotham cop. And the Gotham City Police Department was the bad guys. The series would act as the prequel to The Batman.
Disagreements With The Platform
Reeves, on the podcast said that the GCPD plot did not fit well with The Batman. The network also did not like the idea of a corrupt cop as the lead of a series. Hopefully, someday in the future there will be a series or perhaps a movie on the GCPD. On anothe podcast Reeves told the fans that a Batman spinoff will most certainly happen in the future. A series based about Arkham Asylum, is something that Reeves has an eye on as well.
It might take a little while, but a Batman spinoff will definitely be made in the future. Especially since The Batman, which released on March 4, just topped the U.S. box office with $134 million on it’s first day. The future looks bright for the DC universe. Colin Farrell’s character, Penguin, will also get a new series on HBO Max.