The Batman Co-Writer Sparks Further Speculation About the Movie’s Comic Influence

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

It was recently announced that Matt Reeves' The Batman was delayed, making an October 2021 debut instead of June. Plot details about the upcoming film has mostly been kept under wraps, and The Batman's DC comic influences has yet to be revealed. There's always been one that fans have been guessing, and the movie's co-writer revives this speculation.

Mattson Tomlin, The Batman co-writer, recently posted a tweet about his thoughts on the new release date. Starting with a heart-eyed emoji, he wrote, "October." Then proceeding to point out that it "suits the mood" of the film. You can check out the post below, which features a Batman GIF.

Fans have been speculating that The Batman would be heavily influenced by Jeph Loeb's The Long Halloween. Since October is typically seen as the start of the spooky season, fans think that Tomlin is hinting at a Long Halloween inspiration.

Released in 1996, The Long Halloween is a 13-issue limited series that takes place not long after Year One. Since it's rumored that Reeves' film will be set in Bruce Wayne's second year as the vigilante, fans are convinced Loeb's work is a huge part of the director's take on the character and the story.

Not to mention that Jeffrey Wright, who'll play the role of Jim Gordon in the film, previously shared a photo of his copy of The Long Halloween, which is one of the material he has been reading to prepare for his role.

While Tomlin's post doesn't confirm this yet, it seems like he's suggesting that the script might likely be influenced by the classic Batman story.

What are your thoughts on Tomlin's tweet? Tell us in the comments below!

The Batman is set for release on October 1, 2021.

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