‘The Batman’ Spinoff Series Is A Prequel To The Film

We had some big news yesterday when it comes to The Batman. Matt Reeves’ film is launching a spinoff HBO Max series from Reeves and Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter. Details were few, except that it would delve into the corruption of Gotham City, drawing from the Gotham Central comic books which followed the men and women of the GCPD. Well, now we’re learning a bit more, and the show won’t be taking place parallel to the movie.

According to Variety’s Justin Kroll, the series will actually be a prequel taking place before The Batman. Exactly how many years ahead it is we don’t know yet, and until we do there’s no way of knowing if anyone from the movie will make appearances. I would almost guarantee there won’t be a Robert Pattinson cameo, but Kroll sorta leaves the door open…

With Comic-Con @ Home and Warner Bros.’ DC Fandome events coming up, it’s possible there could be more information soon. Will the show feature a young Bruce Wayne? I think that would go too far into mimicking what Gotham did, but we shall see.

The Batman hits theaters on October 1st 2021.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.