The Batman director Matt Reeves had announced a long time ago that his upcoming Dark Knight movie will not be set in the DC Extended Universe but will rather aim at creating a universe of its own. After the great response that Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson’s Batman has received from the Audience post its release, DC has already decided to expand the Batman mythology with several HBO Max spinoff shows.
HBO Max spinoffs are apparently the new trend in the DCEU. James Gunn’s Peacemaker, which was a Suicide Squad spinoff series was an instant hit and thus DC has decided to expand Matt Reeves’ Batman universe on multiple streaming platforms.
Matt Reeves confirms Penguin Spinoff
HBO Max had already confirmed back in 2020 that they were planning to make a series around the Police department of Gotham City portraying the roots of corruption in the city. Reportedly a spinoff show featuring The Batman villain Penguin will also be made and it will show his rise to power in Gotham City.
The Batman director Matt Reeves has himself confirmed the rumours now. He praised Colin Farrell, the actor who played the role of Penguin in the movie and called him a ‘scene stealer’.
Talking about the Penguin spinoff, he said “We’re doing this Penguin series and one of the great things about that is Colin Farrell — he’s like you’ve never seen him. He’s so incredible and he’s a scene-stealer. Along the way, we thought maybe we could do (his character) as a series.”
An Arkham Asylum Spinoff show is being planned
Matt Reeves then gave the biggest teaser by saying that the second HBO Max spinoff will connect the Batman verse to Arkham Asylum. It is being rumoured that a separate third spinoff movie will be made on Arkham Asylum as well.
The Arkham Asylum is an important part of DC’s Batman comics and is popularly known to have been the place that gave rise to DC’s most crooked villain of all times, The Joker.
It has been confirmed that Matt Reeves will himself be the executive director of all of these Spinoff projects.