The series with Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon Colin Farrell as The Penguin might not be the only spin-offs to come to HBO MAX from batman
batman It hasn’t been released in theaters yet, but Warner Bros is already moving forward with two spin-offs set in the Batman universe created by Matt Reeves. The first will follow Colin Farrell’s Penguin rise to power, while the second will take place in the corrupt halls of the Gotham City Police Department.
Earlier this week, Reeves downplayed speculation about a spin-off of cat womangiving an answer of the type “wait and see”. However, that answer changed during a recent press event, as he confirmed: “I’ve talked to the people at HBO Max. What we’re really trying to do is launch this world. If the world accepts this, we have many ideas. For the things we want to do, and for sure we want Selena to continue.”
Just because the filmmaker has discussed revisiting Selina Kyle on the small screen, it doesn’t necessarily mean a TV series is in the works. If anything, it’s much more likely that Catwoman’s story will continue in the franchise than batman throughout Reeves’ planned trilogy.
“Their relationship and what they are to each other…to me, that’s the heart of the movie, it’s the push and pull between the two of them and how she’s going to evolve, and where that’s going to go”. Reeves said about Batman’s relationship with Catwoman. “We’re talking about a lot of things, but it all depends on… we’re about to release this movie, and it all comes down to how people receive it.”
It’s hard to imagine that batman may not be a hit at this stage, and there are plenty of positive buzz surrounding Zoë Kravitz’s performance as Selina, which revealed that Reeves had to tell her to rein in the cats’ more overt instincts during filming.
“I mean, I think for Selena, I think a lot of her power comes from her vulnerability. I think she really wanted… this idea of what it is to be feminine and what it is to be sexy, what it is to be strong. She didn’t want to have to imitate male strength or power. She very much wanted to allow him to be soft and feminine, and for that to be part of her power.
A lot of it was, I mean, it’s in the script. Whenever we get a little off the rails and get too excited thinking I’m going to play Catwoman, I’m going to do a cat thing, [Reeves] He said, ‘Don’t do that. ‘ Don’t do the Catwoman thing you’re doing. It was helpful and really keeps the tone of the movie very, very clear.”
You can listen to Michael Giacchino’s Catwoman theme composed for the film below:
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