‘The Batman’ Won't Be a Prequel or Reboot

Posted 2017/11/20 0 0

A new rumor states that The Batman will not be a prequel or a reboot, and will be set after the events of Justice League.

 

Matt Reeves isn’t looking to reboot or do a prequel with The Batman based on a new rumor from former Latino Review reporter Mario Francisco-Robles. Francisco-Robles cites an unnamed source, who recently revealed the new information.

"The Batman will not be a prequel or reboot. It's the [Justice League] Batman… [Jake Gyllenhaal] will be almost 40 when The Batman is out. He still has operated for 20 years, but his age will be less of the focus."

It's is good to hear that Warner Bros. isn't necessarily looking to start over in the wake of Affleck's possible departure. But the source says the writing is on the wall that Batfleck is done in the DC cinematic universe.

"[The Gyllenhaal] news will probably be confirmed, because now Affleck is most likely not coming back. The last few weeks have been clear he wants out. It's a bummer. So I think that is why the [Gyllenhaal] stuff is leaking harder."

The source also backs up what the director has said he wants to showcase, saying "Reeves is going to do some stuff influenced in crime film and deep Batman mythos."

Affleck was recently quoted as saying The Batman is a movie he is contemplating doing, even though it was thought he still has one film left on his deal. If Reeves is set on a Bruce Wayne as Batman trilogy, then it would appear Affleck isn’t just deciding if he’ll play the character one more time, but rather three more times (at least) for the next several years. All evidence points to Affleck walking at this point, and someone else, possibly Gyllenhaal, helping carry the DC universe forward.  Whatever the case may be, there’s still plenty of news to be announced, so stay tuned with us for any and all updates.

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