Batman Director Matt Reeves Says HBO Canceled Spinoff Series


HBO Max has canceled one of two planned spin-off shows from Matt Reeves’ new release The Batman.

In July 2020, Reeves announced that he was working with director Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire) to create the first spin-off series, as a deeper exploration of “the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City” that would go on to launch “a new Batman universe across multiple platforms”.

However, on Monday, March 7, Reeves told the Happy Sad Confused podcast the news.

He addressed the cancellation saying “one thing that we’re not doing that I was going to do…the Gotham Police show, which, that one, is actually on hold. We’re not really doing that.

When Reeves announced his original plan at the DC FanDome in 2020, he said the prequel would go back a year to chronicle Batman’s first appearance as a masked vigilante.

While he said his brainchild was “super cool” in a recent interview with The Cyber ​​Nerds, Reeves explained that HBO Max and Warner Bros. have since evolved the project into something that will focus on Arkham Asylum instead.

In 2021, it was announced that HBO Max was developing a second spin-off that would focus on Collin Farrell’s character, The Penguin.

According to TVLine, HBO Max still intends to move forward with the second spinoff.

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Farrell would be an executive producer, as well as a star of the show as it seeks to “delve into The Penguin’s rise to power in Gotham’s underworld.”

The Batman is currently in theaters. You can read The Independents review here.

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