Matt Reeves’ Arkham Asylum series remains “in discussion” following Warner Bros’ demise of DC projects like Batgirl.
Robert Pattinson debuted as the caped crusader this year in The Batman, still ranked as one of the year’s most successful films, from critical acclaim to $770 million at the box office.
Reeves had big plans for his Batman universe, separate from the one Zack Snyder created – similar to Todd Phillips’ Joker. These included two more Batman chapters on the big screen and several shows, including one centered around Arkham Asylum.
Warner Bros. However, Discovery CEO David Zaslav’s rule has started with an iron fist. Batgirl was canceled despite finishing production, along with a host of other DC projects. Fortunately, it appears Reeves’ plans remain intact.
The Arkham Asylum series still going from Matt Reeves
Following the success of The Batman, Reeves has signed a multi-year first-look deal with Warner Bros. He is currently “back at work” on The Batman 2 script with Mattson Tomlin, though no plot details have been shared.
And according to Deadline, Reeves is working on Colin Farrell’s Penguin series, which is set to begin production soon.
Excitingly, the Arkham Asylum series is still “in discussion” following the cancellation of Batgirl, the first victim of a company-wide cull.Matt Reeves described Arkham as a “haunted house”.
Originally conceived as a series centered around Gotham’s police department, the spinoff evolved into an Arkham Asylum show after creative differences.
Speaking to The Cyber Nerds, Reeves previously explained: “We’ve actually done it now [moved] more into the realm of exactly what would happen in the world of Arkham when it comes to coming from our movie and some of the characters and their origins … almost leaning into the idea of … it’s like a horror movie or a haunted house which is Arkham.
“The idea, again like Gotham is a character in the movie, I really want Arkham to exist as a character.
“You enter this environment and meet these characters in a way that feels really fresh. And so in our work on Gotham, that story began to unfold, and it began to be felt [like], ‘Wait, we should really lean into this.’ And then that’s pretty much where it’s gone.”
There is no release date for the Arkham series or The Batman 2 at the time of writing.
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