DC Comics showed footage for Wonder Woman 1984 and Aquaman at Comic-Con. But one thing missing from Comic-Con was an update on The Batman, either script or movie. All fans know about the movie is that Matt Reeves will be directing it. It is possible that Ben Affleck will star in it, but not certain.
Matt Reeves did say recently that he was almost finished with the script, though a new rumor has surfaced from The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez. He tweeted:
“BATMAN UPDATE: Kind of hard to go into preproduction when there is still no script yet. Just checked. No script until after Labor Day. MAYBE goes into preproduction by end of the year for a June 19′ or later shoot. BIRDS OF PREY & THE FLASH will go first.”
A recent listing from Production Listing said that The Batman would start filming in early 2019. It seems that might not be the case anymore.
The Batman is rumored to be filmed after Birds of Prey and The Flash movies. If filming starts around June 2019, the movie won’t hit theaters until 2020 at the earliest.
What Is The Batman Script Going To Contain?
Matt Reeves has mentioned what he wanted the theme of his movie to be.
“I’ve talked about making it a very point of view noir-driven definitive Batman story in which he is investigating a particular case and that takes us out into the world of Gotham,” Reeves said. “I went on a deep dive again revisiting all my favorite comics. Those all inform by osmosis. There’s no continuation of the [Christopher] Nolan films. It’s very much trying to find a way to do this as something that for me is going to be definitively Batman and new and cool.”
So fans shouldn’t complain about the delays in the script or shooting. They should, in fact, be happy that DC is taking their time to make sure the movie is as good as it can be. Matt Reeves wants the movie to fit his vision as much as it can. Movies are better enjoyed when they are not rushed into production.