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Matt Reeves moves to allay fears over The Batman's place in DC universe

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Story by Jack Foley

MATT Reeves, director of Warner Bros and DC’s new The Batman trilogy, has moved to allay fears over the film’s place in the Justice League universe created by Zack Snyder.

In a Tweet on Thursday morning, the director said: “Just to be clear: Of COURSE Batman will be part of the D.C. Universe. Batman will be BATMAN…”

He continued: “In my comments from a while back about not being part of the DCEU, I was talking about The Batman being a story specifically about Batman… not about the others in the Universe. That it wouldn’t be filled with cameos servicing other stories – that it would be a BATMAN story.”

Concerns over whether the stand-alone Batman film would be part of the larger DC universe have been growing since Warner Bros revealed it was developing a label for DC properties to be adapted into movies outside the shared universe of earlier features.

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Reeves was also quoted in July as saying that when he was first approached to direct the film, he was told by Warners that “ it’s not part of the extended universe”.

Reeves’ decision to take to Twitter would seem to have quashed certain rumours about the positioning of the film itself within the DC universe, which continues this year with the release of Justice League.

But speculation still surrounds the role of current Batman Ben Affleck, with some – including his brother, Casey Affleck – suggesting that the actor would not be appearing in Reeves’ films.

Affleck himself has said that he has no plans to leave.

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