Matt Reeves continues to work on the Arkham Asylum and Penguin game series

Matt Reeves continues to work on the Arkham Asylum and Penguin game series
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The director of the acclaimed Batman movie comic Matt Reeves continues to work on two "Batman" TV spin-offs, a series focusing on the Arkham Asylum and a mini-series with the working title "Penguin. Despite a series of tough measures taken by Discovery CEO David Zaslav to cut costs for the combined company, Warner Bros. executives have not abandoned the game series being developed for HBO Max.
In addition to the spin-offs, Reeves is working on a sequel to the 2022 blockbuster "Batman," starring Robert Pattinson, as of this writing. Thus, all three projects in the Batverse universe, which began with "Batman," are under Reeves' direction. Last week, the director signed a multi-year deal between his production company, 6th & Idaho, and WBD.
As part of the deal, Reeves, along with Bruce W. Timm and J.J. Abrams, is executive producing the animated series "Batman: Caped Crusader," which will reimagine the Batman mythology. Unrelated to Reeves' Batverse, "Batman: Caped Crusader" was in development under the previous Warner Media management for HBO Max, but is now up for bid and will be aired by a competing service.
"Penguin" and "Arkham Asylum.
Filming on the "Penguin" series, in which Colin Farrell will reprise the role of the Gotham City gangster he played in "Batman," will begin in early 2023. Lauren LeFranc will serve as writer, producer and showrunner, and Reeves, Dylan Clarke and Farrell will serve as executive producers. The as-yet untitled Arkham Asylum series, originally developed as a police corruption drama called "Gotham PD," will center around the mental hospital for mentally ill criminals currently housing the Enigma (Paul Dano) and the Joker (Barry Keoghan).