Perhaps the most anticipated film of the DCEU, The Batman still has not entered production and does not seem like it will anytime soon. Umberto Gonzalez of The Wrap gave fans an update on what to expect from the caped crusaders solo film’s timeline!
“BATMAN UPDATE: Kind of hard to go into preproduction when there is still no script yet. Just checked. No script until after Labor Day. MAYBE goes into preproduction by the end of the year for a June 19′ or later shoot. BIRDS OF PREY & THE FLASH will go first,” Gonzalez wrote on Twitter.
This comes after a recent listing from Production Weekly riled up fans when it said The Batman was likely to begin filming in early 2019.
Fans maybe disjointed with the news as many hoped the DCEU would continue to rack momentum and give one of its most well-received heroes a solo film to build off of and branch out to larger reaches of the DC Universe. The news runs contrary to what Matt Reeves himself said at the Television Critics Association event two weeks ago.
“We are working on getting our draft [in] the next couple weeks,” Reeves explained. “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.”
With so many moving parts and multiple people involved in the inner workings of the film, Reeves may not have been privy to all the information when he commented.
The director also explained some of his ideas about the movie’s theme after saying he wanted to shoot in spring or early summer of 2019
“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 [Christopher] 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.”
With big films on the gauntlet still upcoming such as The Flash, Birds of Prey, Nightwing, and Batgirl, The Batman may not hit the big screen again until the majority of these films have screened. All fans can do is wait and keep hope alive!