The Batman May Be The Start Of An Entire Gotham Cinematic Universe

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The good news just keeps rolling in for DCEU fans. Or, fans of what the cinematic universe could be.

We Got This Covered recently learned that instead of tying into Zack Snyder’s Caped Crusader, Matt Reeves’ The Batman will be more of a standalone film than a prequel. Now, we have another scoop that will not only affect the hero’s backstory, but his future as well.

According to a source close to WGTC, The Batman could be the beginning of a whole Gotham Cinematic Universe. And depending on how well it does, movies like Nightwing and Batgirl could follow. From what we understand, this will be entirely separate from the DCEU and exist as its own thing, kind of like Nolan’s Batman trilogy. And as long as Kristen Stewart does NOT don Catwoman’s leather suit, this is some pretty exciting stuff.

Again, though, it all hinges on how fans receive The Batman. And, of course, Robert Pattinson as a young version of Bruce Wayne. So far, reactions have been all over the place, but now that Pattinson’s been 100% confirmed as the new winged vigilante, time will tell how well he does. History shows us that we need to just chill out and give him a chance though. Remember that pretty boy from A Knight’s Tale, Brokeback Mountain and 10 Things I Hate About You? And how he became the best Joker ever? Yeah, Pattinson most definitely deserves a shot.

Personally, I grew up adoring Batman, Superman and the rest of the Justice League. They were always my choice of heroes over the Avengers so obviously, a Gotham Cinematic Universe is something that greatly excites me. The move to make Reeves’ film the start of a gritty, dark franchise full of younger stars is sure to keep the youthful audiences coming to theaters and personally, I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

But what do you think, DC fans? Slide down to the comments to share your thoughts on The Batman kicking off a Gotham Cinematic Universe and stay tuned for further updates.