Warner Bros is ready for another Batman franchise. Originally the film was supposed to be written and directed by Justice League star Ben Affleck. Instead, the studio switched up to bring on Matt Reeves for those duties.
Early rumors had Reeves story completely rebooting Batman and pulling from the Batman: Year One comics. During a panel at the Television Critics Association, debunked those rumors.
“We’re not doing any particular (comic). Year One is one of the many comic books that I love. We are definitely not doing Year One. It’s just exciting to be focused very specifically on a tale that is defining for him and very personal to him. Obviously we’re not doing an origin tale or anything like that. We’re doing a story that is definitively Batman though and trying to tell a story that’s emotional and yet is really about him being the world’s greatest detective and all the things that for me, since I was a kid, made me love Batman.”
Warner Bros is currently eyeing 2020 for the releases of the film.