DC Studios co-chief James Gunn has confirmed that “The Batman” director Matt Reeves is developing a series set within Gunn and Peter Safran’s new DC Universe.
Reeves is slated to direct “The Batman” sequel and is listed as executive producer on Max’s “The Penguin” series which is a spin-off of that film and set within that universe – one separate from the larger interconnected DC universe of Gunn’s “Superman: Legacy” and the other DC films following.
Reeves has also been linked as executive producer of a series set in Gotham City’s Arkham Asylum which has been floating around since 2020.
That project was originally going to be a “Gotham P.D.” series that would’ve served as a prequel to “The Batman,” before shifting to a series set within the famed psychiatric institute/prison.
The project was last heard about a year ago when filmmaker Antonio Campos was set as director, showrunner and executive producer.
This week, Gunn was asked on Threads if Reeves was working on more projects in the ‘Batverse’ aside from those aforementioned three. Gunn cleared it up that the Arkham project won’t be set within “The Batman” world but in the new DCU:
“Right now Matt is producing Arkham as a DCU series, so there’s just the two for now… We love Matt as a director and producer so he’ll be producing stories both within his The Batman universe and within the DCU.”
Gunn then added that the Arkham series was always planned to be set in the DCU and never was an Elseworlds project ala “The Batman” or “Joker”.
“It was one of the first pitches we bought when Peter and I came onboard. I don’t know the permutations it went through before that time.”
Daniel Pipski and Adam Kassan are also said to be executive producing the serie which is still in development, unlike “The Penguin” which has been filming ahead of a late 2024 premiere.