THE BATMAN Director Matt Reeves Signs Multi-Year Deal With Warner Bros. Discovery

Over the past few weeks Warner Bros. Discovery has brought many movies and series to the chopping block as a means to cut costs and get tax write-offs.

One of the creators many DC fans were worried about was writer and director Matt Reeves and the future of his THE BATMAN franchise, which has spin-offs in development for streaming, too.

Now, according to Deadline, DC fans need not worry anymore:

"Warner Bros is going all in on The Batman director Matt Reeves and his 6th & Idaho production company. He has become the first filmmaker given an overall first look film deal since Warner Bros Pictures Group Co-Chairs/CEOs Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy were hired by Warner Bros. Discovery chief David Zaslav to steer the film division. In addition, Reeves has re-upped with the Warner Bros. Television Group and Chairman Channing Dungey, where he is also working on The Batman spinoff series The Penguin with Colin Farrell...

"'Making this legendary studio my home is a dream,' said Reeves in a statement. 'I am so excited to be working with Mike, Pam, and Channing and our teams to bring captivating stories I am truly passionate about to the big and small screen.'

"Under the terms of the film deal, Warner Bros. Pictures Group’s production divisions – Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Warner Animation Group and DC-based Films – will have first-look rights to Reeves’ work as a writer, director and/or producer. Reeves is currently back at work on the sequel, co-writing with Mattson Tomlin the second installment of a DC resuscitation that drew strong reviews and a global gross north of $770 million. Robert Pattinson is back for the sequel as the title character.

"'Pam and I gratefully inherited the relationship with Matt from The Batman, and through the beginning stages of planning The Penguin series for HBO Max,' De Luca told Deadline. 'We were excited to nail down his overall deal because it’s a cornerstone of what we want to do with the filmmakers that are working at the studio. We want to create an atmosphere where all of these filmmakers can excel and do their work and stay with us once they are inside the Warners family. Keeping Matt and creating a home for him to do more projects in the Batman universe but also originals, was very important to us.'"

While there might not be a release date set for THE BATMAN 2, we can all confidently conclude it will be happening at some time in the near future.