• Jake Wright

The Batman: Matt Reeves Confirms Upcoming Spin-Off Project Will Focus On Arkham Asylum

(via: Warner Bros. Pictures)

With the worldwide release of the highly anticipated The Batman only a day away, director Matt Reeves has been building on the hype even more by discussing numerous spin-offs set within his Batman world.

Having already confirmed that Colin Farrell’s Oswald Cobblepot aka the Penguin will be receiving his own solo series for HBO Max, Reeves had been speaking to Toronto Sun when he was asked about his upcoming Bat-verse and if any more spin-off series are currently in the works and the director has this to tease:

“We’re doing this Penguin series and one of the great things about that is Colin Farrell — he’s like you’ve never seen him. He’s so incredible and he’s a scene-stealer. Along the way, we thought maybe we could do (his character) as a series. So I talked to HBO Max and showed them Colin in the movie and spoke to them about what this could be and they said, ‘Let’s do it.’ So we’re doing that and we’re doing another series that connects to Arkham (Asylum). We are talking and thinking about the next movie, but to be honest with you, at the moment, I really want the audience to connect with this. And I really believe they will because I think Rob is an incredible Batman.”

This is exciting news as this confirms yet another project set within The Batman universe is in early development. Alongside the Penguin HBO Max series, Reeves is also developing a GCPD series which is set to centre around the corruption within Gotham City’s police department during Batman’s first year of crime fighting (The Batman is set within Batman’s second year as the Caped Crusader). Zoë Kravitz’s Catwoman is also rumoured to receive her own solo series for HBO Max, but details are very scarce regarding that, and it is yet to officially be confirmed by Matt Reeves or Warner Bros.

With one of The Batman spin-off shows heavily centred around Arkham Asylum, it leaves us to believe that the untitled spin-off may involve numerous Batman villains or at least be very villain focused, as Arkham Asylum is well-known for being the psychiatric hospital/prison which many of Batman’s rogue’s are held after being captured.

(via: Warner Bros. Pictures)

The upcoming Arkham Asylum project opens the door for many of Batman’s iconic rogues to make their way into live action or take a deeper look into the already-present villain the Riddler, played by Paul Dano.

It is unclear when this Arkham Asylum based series will receive its official title and begin production but the excitement for The Batman and it’s upcoming spin-off series’ is through the roof and we cannot wait to find out more.

The Batman hits theatres worldwide on March 4 2022

Which villains would you like to see within The Batman Arkham Asylum spin-off series? Let us know in the comments below.


Related Posts

See All