Batman director clarifies stand-alone movie's role within the DCU

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When we reported on his comments yesterday we noted that being a separate film may give Reeves more creative leeway, but that can also be achieved if he only has to worry about The BATMAN's character within the universe, but no one else's.

On the other hand, word just broke that WB and DC are planning a Joker standalone origin film that is set outside of the DCEU. "Batman will be BATMAN..." In my comment of a moment ago, when I mentioned that he is not a member, I spoke in fact of the history of the Batman as being exclusively a story about Batman, and which had nothing to do with the rest of this universe.

The film is described as a "criminal love story", according to one source, featuring the two murdering maniacs who are cornerstones in the Batman mythos.

The Batman now has no release date and is set to star Ben Affleck as The Dark Knight. There have been so many rumors that Affleck wants to walk away from the role after the Justice League.

Reeves noted in his Twitter spree that the very presence of the Batman character made the flick a DCEU property.

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Reports claim that Warner Bros.' rumored Joker movie will take the place of Gotham City Sirens in the DC Extended Universe. The DC Extended Universe.

Well, you're never gonna believe this, but it turns out that The Batman will definitely be a part of the DC extended universe.

War for the Planet of the Apes - the third film in Fox's recent reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise - tells the story of chimpanzee Caesar and his struggle to save his clan of apes from murderous humans. If Ben Affleck really is hanging up his cape and cowl, then it's a logical jump to assume that the new incarnation of Batman won't be part of the same universe that Ben Affleck's Batfleck just left. He confirmed on Twitter that The Batman will still take place in the DC universe.

Casey's comments came after Ben denied reports that he was ditching the Batman role days before he took the stage to present Justice League at Comic-Con. The release date was pushed back and the main villain apparently axed - and now we're left wondering if Affleck has left the project altogether, leaving the Dark Knight's cowl to be picked up by another. Insiders reveal that Reeves will begin searching for a new Batman soon.