Matt Reeves' a whole new reboot of the Batman universe started when the director released The Batman, featuring the new Bruce Wayne, Robert Pattinson. The film met with positive reviews, and "Certified Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes, with an 85% critics score and 88% audience score. Safe to assume that The Batman is currently doing good at the box office and future sequels and spinoffs are highly anticipated by the DC fans.
While The Batman isn't any adaptation from DC Comics, Batman comic book writer Scott Snyder wrote on Substack (via Bleeding Cool), about his reaction to seeing some of his original Batman elements appear in the film.
Snyder first praised Zoë Kravitz's Catwoman, saying they did a fantastic job and Zoë's portrayal of the iconic antiheroine was great. "I thought that Zoë Kravitz was great as Catwoman,". I will be totally honest, I'm not the biggest fan of Catwoman-Batman relationships. When it's done well, I'm always there for it, but I just feel like it falls into the same pattern over and over again: they can't be together in the present, they get close, and then they fall apart. So, it's more just that it's so telegraphed, but I thought they did a fantastic job with it and I thought she was great."
The writer continued, "Of course, I was super in the bag for the film the second the contact lens popped up 10 minutes. And I was like, 'That's in my first issue of Batman with Greg Capullo, oh my God!'"
"The other thing was the last line. That's the thing about the Catwoman story, I'll say this and then I'll stop. I genuinely believe my version of Batman-not yours, necessarily-my version of Batman is happy. The argument that 'he is not happy, why doesn't he deserve to be happy?' He is happy. He's happy married to Gotham. He is happy going out every night and doing the thing that he thinks prevents what happened to him from happening to another child. And that makes him happy, being a symbol of the best of us that way... I didn't like the end of The Dark Knight Rises where he got married and left. I felt like he wouldn't be able to do that without coming back, but that's me. That's just my take. So, all the power to you if you have a different one."
"For me, I loved that they used the last line-the last line of Zero Year is where Alfred says to Julie Madison, 'I'm sorry, but he's spoken for...' And in this movie when Catwoman said, 'I know you're spoken for,' I was like, 'Oh, my heart...'" Snyder added.
It's good to know that a Batman comic book writer seems to love the new reboot of the Batman franchise. With Snyder's praises for Matt Reeves and the whole new Batman universe, it would be a really big compliment for Reeves and new Bruce Wayne Robert Pattinson.
With The Batman's success, two spinoffs are already in development for the streaming service, HBO Max. One focused on Colin Farrell as now the mastermind for the Gotham criminal elite, and one initially pointed to the Gotham Police Department but was scrapped and developed into an Arkham Asylum series that hints a Joker and Riddler storyline.
The Batman is still showing in theaters.