Gotham is coming to HBO Max! Ok so, not the Fox series that I personally loved, but the men and women of the Gotham City PD are getting a series on HBO Max. The thing that seems to have everyone's attention is who exactly will be making said series.
Matt Reeves, the man who is bringing The Batman movie to life, will be the one behind this series. He will be joined by The Batman producer Dylan Clark and Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter (who will write this series.) Another interesting part of this is, this will be set in the same universe at The Batman movie itself. Reports also suggest that, as we suspected, Reeves' The Batman will be set in it's own universe. So this will all be it's own story, basically.
Matt Reeves released a statement saying, "This is an amazing opportunity, not only to expand the vision of the world I am creating in the film, but to explore it in the kind of depth and detail that only a longform format can afford — and getting to work with the incredibly talented Terence Winter, who has written so insightfully and powerfully about worlds of crime and corruption, is an absolute dream."
What this really does it open the door to really explore the corruption in Gotham City. Not just those who are causing it, but those who are really trying to stop it. In essence, it will be everything that some fans wanted the original Gotham series will be. It will focus on the department, yet actually have Batman in the picture. At the same time, I highly doubt that we will see Pattinson's Batman in this HBO Max series. There is no guarantee that we will even see Jeffery Wright's Commissioner Gordon. Too early for Jason Bard? Probably, but we still aren't sure exactly where Matt Reeves is going with his story either.
Bottom line is, this is big news for HBO Max, but we're still very much in a wait and see mode. We know the tone and a little bit about the story of The Batman, but there are still a lot to clear up before we can get the whole picture. The biggest part of this is, Batman will not be off limits on HBO Max. Granted it's not the Caped Crusader himself, but consider this a step in the right direction.
More on this as it develops.
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