The Batman HBO Max TV sequence is a prequel set in Year One

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The Batman HBO Max TV series is a prequel set in Year One

Warner Bros. Pictures gained’t launch The Batman till October 2021, however make no mistake: the corporate and DC Comics are all in on writer-director Matt Reeves’ imaginative and prescient. Along with the rebooted Batman movie, which will get again into manufacturing in September, HBO Max introduced in July that it’ll additionally produce a TV sequence spin-off written by none apart from Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter.

At DC FanDome, Reeves, who will produce the sequence with Winter, mirrored a bit on what to anticipate from the present, which can deal with the Gotham Police Department. In dialog with actress and comic Aisha Tyler, Reeves stated the Gotham PD sequence will deal with the division within the Batman universe’s “Year One,” because the “masked vigilante” — that’s Batman — “starts to unsettle the city.” That technically makes the present a prequel to the film, which Reeves describes as following “Year Two” Batman.

As everyone knows, Gotham City’s police division has been steeped in corruption, and Reeves stated the sequence will heart on that — corruption in Gotham that “goes back many years.” In specific, Reeves stated, the present will likely be from the angle of 1 specific crooked cop. “The story is actually a battle for his soul,” Reeves stated.

Viewers will acknowledge acquainted characters throughout the DC universe, however Reeves famous there will likely be “entirely new” characters created by Winter for the present.

There’s nonetheless no launch date for the HBO Max sequence, however The Batman will hit theaters on Oct. 21, 2021.

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