The Batman director Matt Reeves was on a Television Critics Association panel for his latest project, which is the midseason television series for FOX The Passage, in which during the panel he was asked on The Batman, in which he gave the latest update on the movie.
When talking on the script for the movie, Reeves had this to say:
“We are working on getting our draft [in] the next couple weeks,” Reeves said. “Right now, my head is totally into the script. Right now, I’m going to be leaving here to go back to work on the script.”
When talking on when the movie will start production:
“What we’ve talked about is hopefully in the spring or early summer, something like that,” Reeves said.
When talking about if the movie connect to the rest of the DC movie universe:
“There are ways in which all of this connects to DC, to the DC universe as well,” Reeves said. “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.”
Reeves also debunked the rumor that the movie will be based on the comic book series Batman Year One:
“We’re not doing any particular [comic],” Reeves said. “Year One is one of the many comic books that I love. We are definitely not doing Year One. It’s just exciting to be focused very specifically on a tale that is defining for him and very personal to him. 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.”
Head to Slashfilm.com to read the full transcript of what Matt Reeves had to say on The Batman during the Television Critics Association panel.