Director of ‘The Batman’ says spinoff show will focus on Arkham Asylum instead of police

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9 Mar 2022, 13:17

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Exciting news for fans of 'The Batman' as more information about a spinoff has been shared.

The latest film, starring Robert Pattinson, has received rave reviews so far.

Fans have got a new series to look forward to, and the director has shared some more info about what they can expect.

Matt Reeves says the show won't be about corrupt police in Gotham City but will focus on “the world of Arkham”.

He said that the idea behind it has now developed into a horror-inspired TV show.

It is set to explore the backstory of the villains from 'The Batman'.

Reeves told The Cyber Nerds: "The GCPD [Gotham City Police Department] thing, that story has kinda evolved,”

“We’ve actually now [moved] more into the realm of exactly what would happen in the world of Arkham [Asylum] as it relates coming off of our movie and some of the characters and their origins…almost leaning into the idea of…it’s like a horror movie or a haunted house that is Arkham,” Reeves said.

He added: “The idea, again the way that Gotham is a character in the movie, I really want Arkham to exist as a character. You go into this environment and encounter these characters in a way that feels really fresh.

"And so in our work on Gotham, that story started to evolve, and it started feeling [like], ‘Wait, we should really lean into this.’ And then that’s kinda where that’s gone.”

He also told Collider: “For me, the idea of this story was a story in which Gotham, which has this depth of corruption, and then the idea that we could actually do a series that is going deeper into an aspect of it, which in this case is the corrupt police department and the corrupt inner workings of the city,”

However, this doesn't mean that Gotham P.D is dead in the water, as he told the Happy Sad Confused podcast recently: “One thing that we’re not doing that I was gonna do….so there’s the Gotham police show, which, that one actually is put on hold. We’re not really doing that.”

He wants to “maybe someday” revisit the idea.

Wait and see!