It looks like Matt Reeve’s Batman movie is making strides towards production. While DC fans are busy gearing up for Aquaman next week and then the premiere of Shazam! in 2019, Warner Brothers is preparing for the submission of Reeve’s new draft for the Batman standalone movie.
Taking to Twitter to post a Batman update, The Wrap’s film news reporter Umberto Gonzalez reveals that Warner Brothers has set a deadline for Reeve’s completed rewrite of his initial draft of the script for the highly-anticipated Dark Knight standalone movie. Given the end of the year to complete his new draft, the director for War for the Planet of the Apes has a little over two weeks to complete writing the new draft for submission.
Check out the tweet down here:
BATMAN UPDATE: Matt Reeves script rewrite is due before the end of the year. pic.twitter.com/9DUrFxFWSq
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) December 11, 2018
While this might seem like exciting news for DC fans, readers ought to remember that the script writing process often generates multiple drafts and treatments. Warner Brothers might want to make a few adjustments to the script before finally greenlighting Batman for production.
Still, it seems like the studio is eager to begin filming the project. Right before he completed his first draft in September, reports came out saying that Warner Brothers was already planning to give the project a summer 2019 production date. Given this end of the year deadline, it looks like the studio is still intent on keeping to the schedule it set for principal photography.
Right now, there’s very little information on what Reeves has prepared for the Batman, though the filmmaker did say he did have the story of Jekyll and Hide as the inspiration for his gritty Dark Knight standalone movie.
Batman has yet to receive a release date but we’ll update everyone as soon as we get word.