‘The Batman’ Not Connected To The DCEU, Says Director

As if the situation regarding The Batman could not get any more confusing, here’s a news story that will shake things up even more.

In an interview last month that was just discovered by outlets such as The Wrap, The Batman director Matt Reeves claimed that the upcoming DC extended universe film will be a “standalone” story.

“Well, I have a vision for a way to do something with that character that feels like it resonates with me personally, and a perspective that can grow out into other things. When they [Warner Bros.] approached me, what they said was ‘look, it’s a standalone, it’s not part of the extended universe.’”

While rumors have been running rampant in regards to The Batman, here’s something straight from the source. Given that the director is seemingly outright saying his movie won’t be connected to Justice League or Batman v Superman, how could this decision affect the cohesiveness of the DCEU? Speculate down below.


The Batman has been in pre-production for awhile now, but it seems like that has come to somewhat of a halt. The script is supposedly being re-written now, and although Ben Affleck claims he loves to play the character, he never outright said he’d be coming back for a solo movie.

How do you think The Batman will turn out? Comment down below, let us know.

Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
Monkeys Fighting Robots Assistant Editor-in-Chief. Along with my work here, I'm a staff writer for Enthusiast Gaming. I have a passion for entertainment media. Follow me on Twitter to talk all things pop culture!