– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Oh, The Batman. We’ve been waiting a long time to see this damn movie — ever since it was confirmed that Ben Affleck would be taking on the role of the Caped Crusader, audiences have been salivating at the prospect of seeing him lead a solo film. Years have passed since then, and the prospect of seeing Affleck actually take on that role himself seem all the more distant, but we’re still holding out for a standalone Batman film that can stand alongside The Dark Knight Trilogy.

But this is something that’s gone through revision after revision, with Ben Affleck hopping in and then out of the director role. Now, Matt Reeves has hopped on board. Not too long ago, it was revealed that he’d turned in a draft into Warner Bros…but what now?

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Well, TheWrap‘s Umberto Gonzalez has an update for us. Here’s what he had to say on Twitter:

“The studio loves Matt Reeves’ first draft of his BATMAN script, he is currently doing revisions & the film is being eyed for a hopeful summer 2019 production start. Of note, the current DC regime is committed to getting this take on the Caped Crusader correct!”

Okay, so things seem to be looking bright. It’s nice to know that the studio is determined to do right by the character (though I’d argue his character hasn’t really been the big problem here) and the world surrounding him, but it’s exciting to know they’re hoping for a summer 2019 production start.

For reference, Birds of Prey is set to start production in early 2019, so this means The Batman could be the second or third film to hit production, depending on how The Flash movie shapes up (though word has it that it’ll hit production BEFORE The Batman, but of course, it’s Warner Bros., so nothing’s for sure).

Here’s how things are shaping up so far:

2018: Aquaman
2019: Shazam!, Wonder Woman, Joker
2020: Birds of Prey, The Flash (?), The Batman (?)

Are you excited to see this one head to production? Sound off down below!

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SOURCE: Umberto Gonzalez

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.