With The Batman said to be in pre-production and will start filming soon, a production sheet has leaked online offering a look at some details. The listing for the “Untitled Batman Project” offers the film is an action-adventure flick from Warner Bros., DC Entertainment and Matt Reeves’ production company, 6th & Idaho.
What is interesting, is that the title for the movie is not listed, which may mean The Batman is just a working title and not the actual title for the film.
The Batman not being the actual title for the movie makes sense as Warner Bros. was considering using it back in 2012. I first revealed the title with information that a younger Dark Knight would be used in his second year of being a hero. It is actually rumored that Matt Reeves is going younger for the role, with rumors pointing to Jack O’Connell as filling the gig, but Reeves’ story is said to be all-new and original.
Regarding the possibility of filming soon, someone who works on special effects for the DC movies confirmed they are prepping for pre-production.
Back in August of last year saw Matt Reeves hint at some details while at the Television Critics Association.
“There are ways in which all of this connects to DC, to the DC universe as well,” Reeves said at the time, with the possibility things may have changed. “We’re one piece of many pieces so I don’t want to comment on that except to say that I’m focused very specifically on this aspect of the DC world.”
Regarding the story, Reeves said it’s not associated with the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight films.
“I’ve talked about making it a very point of view noir-driven definitive Batman story in which he is investigating a particular case and that takes us out into the world of Gotham,” Reeves said. “I went on a deep dive again revisiting all my favorite comics. Those all inform by osmosis. There’s no continuation of the Nolan films. It’s very much trying to find a way to do this as something that for me is going to be definitively Batman and new and cool.”
Reeves’ The Batman also is confirmed not to be redoing the origin.
“Obviously we’re not doing an origin tale or anything like that. We’re doing a story that is definitively Batman though and trying to tell a story that’s emotional and yet is really about him being the world’s greatest detective and all the things that for me, since I was a kid, made me love Batman,” he said.
Warner Bros. still has yet to officially announce the movie with a cast and release date. There is always a chance Ben Affleck could still return to the role.