Ever since Ben Affleck
walked away from the project, it’s been considered a fact that Matt Reeves
’ The Batman
would serve as a prequel to Batfleck, as the grizzled version seen in Zack Snyder
’s films had a long history of protecting Gotham before he was introduced in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
. This seemed to be even more assured when the much younger Robert Pattinson
was plugged as the top choice to play the Dark Knight
in the movie.
According to our sources, though, Warner Bros.
has altered its plans somewhat and The Batman
might be going in a more standalone direction than initially intended. From what we understand, the film is no longer being thought of as a prequel. Pattinson’s casting confirms it’ll still explore a younger Bruce Wayne, but any ties to the Snyder Batman will be gone.
This apparently includes his supporting cast.