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Matt Reeves to hold talks with Gunn and Safran

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Matt Reeves: The hiring of James Gunn and Peter Safran as co-heads has impacted the ambience at DC Studios.

With his most recent choice to revamp the DCEU and eliminate characteristics created by Zack Snyder, Gunn has stirred much debate.

Along with the Snyderverse, Matt Reeves’ management of The Batman series has courted concerns.

However, Reeves did confirm that he would meet with the DC Studios co-heads.

The director

Matt Reeves has produced, directed, and written a number of hits.

His most well-known works include executive producing “Felicity,” “Cloverfield,” “Let Me In,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” and “War for the Planet of the Apes,” among others.

Over the course of his career, he has been nominated for several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture for “War for the Planet of the Apes.”

Reeves recently honored the 15th anniversary of Cloverfield in an interview with Steven Weintraub of Collider.

The filmmaker said during the session that he would meet with James Gunn and Peter Safran.

The major topic of conversation will be the state of the BatVerse.

He reassured the crowd that Robert Pattinson’s Batman and the new DC Universe will live side by side.

The Batman

A brand-new Batman universe was introduced to movie theaters in 2022 by Matt Reeves.

He took over from Ben Affleck and changed the course of the prominent DC character.

The Batman centered on a detective tale that chronicled Bruce Wayne’s emotional development as it was portrayed by Robert Pattinson.

The Batman was a box office success despite concerns amid the pandemic that hit cinemas.

Warner Bros. consequently requested Matt Reeves to create a sequel and spinoff series.

Read also: The Flash might remain with the new DCU

Changes in DC

The Warner Bros. Discovery merge shook the DC universe as The Batman made his movie debut, with an announcement to start the cinematic universe over .

Due to Matt Reeves’ multi-year contract with Warner Bros., The BatVerse appears to have a completely different outcome while other projects were shelved.

Following the concurrent promotion of Gunn and Safran to executive positions, concerns were expressed in DC Studio regarding Reeves’ Batman in the ten-year plan for motion pictures, television series, and video games.

However, Matt Reeves disclosed that the sequel is still in the works.

The Penguin series, starring Colin Farrell, is another project that the director intends to release this year and will also look at the wider BatVerse.

Despite the good news, Reeves will discuss his limited capacity to control the BatVerse with Gunn and Safran.

“They [Gunn and Safran] have been great,” said Reeves.

“We’re actually supposed to meet in the next few weeks because they want to talk to me about the broad plan, and then they want to hear the BatVerse plan.”

“We’re just going to talk about all of that. Look, I’m excited to hear what they’re going to do.”

“The BatVerse thing, as James has said, and as Peter has said, is kind of its own thing they’re letting us do.”

An Elseworld approach

Gunn and Safran expressed their aim to combine every DC Studios film into a one, cohesive saga when they took on their new positions.

Then they made the polarizing decision to oust Henry Cavill as Superman and completely scrap Wonder Woman 3.

The DC co-heads will presumably use an “Elseworlds” approach with Matt Reeves’ projects.

Under the banner of “Elseworlds,” DC Comics publishes tales that don’t correspond to the DC Universe’s main timeline.

In a variety of genres and styles, these stories frequently make use of a wide range of established people and situations.

Reeves said that they would talk about the co-heads’ 10-year plan and his aspirations for the BatVerse at the forthcoming meeting.

“I had this dream for the way I wanted that to play out and that’s part of what I’m going to be talking to them about in a few weeks,” said the director.

“They’re going to be talking to me about what they’re doing in their ten-year plan or certainly what’s in the near future as well so that we can understand that we’re not – it’s air traffic control – we don’t want to be crashing into each other.”

“We want to support each other. I’m super excited. I’m really excited to hear about what they’re doing and to be working with them. It’s going to be cool.”


Matt Reeves to meet with James Gunn & Peter Safran for “BatVerse”