Despite the success and plans for expansion after The Batman with Matt Reeves, Warner Bros. Discovery made that muddied with canceled projects and the removal of movies and shows on HBO Max. Despite the shakeup, Deadline has reported that the filmmaker and his production company, 6th & Idaho, signed a multi-year first-look deal. He will also continue his partnership with Warner Bros. Television, which will be home to his spinoff about The Penguin with Colin Farrell reprising the role from the film that debuted Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader.
What this means for Matt Reeves is that Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Warner Animation Group, and DC-based Films have a first look at anything from the filmmaker he is writing, directing, and/or producing. He is currently busy with the untitled Penguin series and the sequel to the film, with Pattinson returning for the role. He will stay in the office of his production company rather than moving in with his new partners.
As Matt Reeves expands the universe he established this year with The Batman; he is discussing a series about Arkham Asylum. A Gotham PD series was in motion, but reportedly that is not the case as it shifts to the insane asylum holding Gotham’s most dangerous criminals.
The Batman director Matt Reeves signs multi-year deal with Warner Bros.
Under Discovery, a fog has covered the future for HBO and Warner Bros. The deal with Matt Reeves signals a direction that could be seen with the company as it focuses on theatrical films that may get streaming dates after the theatrical run, unlike Batgirl that was meant for HBO Max, but became too expensive for the studio to put on the streaming platform.
Matt Reeves got his career started with Cloverfield. Following his debut, he had Let Me In, a take on the novel Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. After the 2011 reboot of Planet of the Apes, he took over with its two sequels that rounded off the trilogy. The latest film for him was this year’s The Batman, which grossed over $700 million.