Following the news that The Batman director Matt Reeves is making some promising progress on the script for his sequel, fans are ecstatic. Despite confirming that his BatVerse will remain separate from the DCU, Reeves also revealed to Collider that he has plans to meet with co-heads of DC Studios James Gunn and Peter Safran to discuss the future of the franchise. With this, DC fans took to Twitter to share their reactions to the upcoming meeting.
Other users also wrote: “James Gunn better not touch that shit,” -@VegasBabyKJ
“James Gunn: ‘Yeah it was wildly successful but what if we made it funny like Guardians of the Galaxy?’”-@theothertbow
“Safran and Gunn should fuck off and leave the DC Dark stuff alone. I don't agree with how they've handled the DCEU but they were hired to fix it and I'm sure they know what they're doing.”-@derelictcountry
Since he took the role of chief at DC Studios, Gunn has been the center of criticism among DC fans. With the BatVerse news, fans are having a hard time believing that his participation in more projects will be up to no good, given his questionable long-term plans for the franchise, from scrapping acclaimed projects to allegedly firing his hotshot stars.
Despite the fans’ clapback, some still have faith that what Gunn has in store for the DCEU will be for the betterment of the franchise. After all, revamping aims for improvement. Additionally, according to Reeves, the upcoming meeting’s intention is for their creative visions to not go against each other.
“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. 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.” shared Reeves.
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Reeves' The Batman (2022) introduced Robert Pattinson as the vengeance that won both critics and audiences upon its release, accumulating a box office of $770 million worldwide. The superhero film was named the best comic book movie of the year in Rotten Tomatoes' recent Golden Tomato Awards. With the sequel and spin-offs in the works, fans hope that the BatVerse will continue its reign in the blockbuster.