The Batman: Here’s why Reeves’ film sounds like The Long Halloween

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What Matt Reeves has in store for Batman features a rogues gallery of villains that forces him to live up to being the World’s Greatest Detective in a noir-inspired film that sounds a lot like The Long Halloween.

Anytime there’s a Matt Reeves interview, DCEU and Batman fans alike hold their breath. Batman is arguably the fave of DC, which explains why fans are eager for any news regarding The Batman.

In a recent interview, Reeves answered some questions about The Batman. During the interview with THR, Reeves revealed The Batman will feature a rogue of villains:

"“There will be a Rogues Gallery. The casting process will begin shortly. We’re starting to put together our battle plan.”"

For fans following the development of The Batman predating Matt Reeves involvement read rumors about multiple villains making an appearance. With casting beginning soon any sane fanatic will wonder: Which villains will pop up in The Batman and who will play them? What story arc will we see from Reeves’ noir film?

Why not Arkham Asylum?

Reeves revealed that his film will also feature multiple Batman villains. It’s easy to assume that multiple villains mean an inside look into Arkham Asylum.

It makes sense. The game was a smash hit while Grant Morrison and Dave McKean’s graphic novel, Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth was an epic tale.

With that said, don’t expect an overload of baddies. After all, it’s not a formula that’s proven successful.

Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy found a way to include multiple villains, without making the film feel crowded. We saw Scarecrow, Ra’s al Ghul, Carmine Falcone, and Victor Zsasz all in Batman Begins.

The Dark Knight featured Joker and Two-Face, while its follow-up featured Catwoman, Bane, and Talia al Ghul. Of course, that was Nolan’s vision, and Reeves has his own.

Reeves’ detective film noir will surely give fans a different, more unique depiction of Batman. The enemies he faces are particularly important.

A number of Batman’s villains already made their live-action debut in the DCEU in Suicide Squad, with a few more making their debut in Birds of Prey.

Unfortunately, Reeves didn’t name drop any big bads. However, Penguin’s name has floated around the project for some time. At least now we know he’s not alone. It’s time to explore the arc that has unique rogues for Reeves to depict.