The Batman hit the theatres on March 4 and it has become the biggest film of the year at the box office with a huge opening weekend of $128.5 million. Moreover, it has already surpassed the only other $100 million movies of the year, Sony’s Uncharted, which has earned $100.2 million from three weeks in theaters.
However, The Batman might be heating up the box office at the moment but fans have to wait to see him on TV. As the rumored HBO Max prequel series of The Batman centered around the Gotham City Police Department has been put on the back burner, according to The Batman director Matt Reeves.
The director of the movie, Matt Reeves said on the Happy, Sad, Confused podcast, “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.” Despite the current cultural love for the caped crusader, the show wouldn’t really have focused on him at all.
The Batman filmmaker then further revealed, “it wasn’t going to be a Batman story.” “It was going to be about this corrupt cop, and it was going to be about how the worst gang in Gotham were the GCPD. And (Bruce) would have touched paths with (Commissioner) Gordon. It would have been someone to measure him against, but it would be a battle for his soul.”