The way things are shaping up, 2022 will be seen as a year of absolute chaos for the DCEU. With James Gunn and Peter Safran beginning to lay out the future at DC Studios, which includes the canceling of Wonder Woman 3 and the end of Henry Cavill’s run as Superman, it’s clear that things will never be the same. Of the many rumors that have emerged lately, Variety chimed in with one that supported what a lot of fans had been hoping for: Matt Reeves’ The Batman would become part of DCU continuity under the new regime.
A “well-placed source” told the site that Robert Pattinson’s version of Batman, which fans love, would be the only thing to carry over from the DCEU into Gunn and Safran’s vision for DC Studios and the DCU.
Well, Gunn had something to say about that report. He totally dumped cold water all over it, actually.
There are few reporters I love more than @adambvary – truly a good guy – but in this case he needs to get a new source as this is entirely untrue. https://t.co/a7cnbTfpSi
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 14, 2022
That’s about as definitive as it gets. For now, The Batman remains the first part of a standalone story, with a sequel on the way. There were also hopes that Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, which just debuted the first image from the sequel, would also become part of a cinematic universe but that’s unlikely for now. Things may change, however, as Gunn and Safran figure out what they want for the DCU.