'The Batman' Director Developing Multiple Movies Based on Caped Crusader's Villains

Members of DC Rogue Gallery are allegedly getting their own films with Matt Reeves shepherding the projects while he is executive producing 'The Penguin' TV series.

AceShowbiz - Matt Reeves is allegedly working on movies based on Batman's Rogues Gallery. Following his first project in the DC Extended Universe, "The Batman", earlier this year, the filmmaker is reportedly set to helm a number of additional films based on the Caped Crusader's foes.

Reeves is working with DC Films on expanding the big screen portrayal of Batman's villains, The Hollywood Reporter claims. While serving as executive producer on Colin Farrell's "The Penguin" spin-off TV series, the director is rumored to have multiple films in the works.

These are reported to be feature length adaptations, focusing on "both established" and more obscure" characters. These will range from the Scarecrow and Clayface to the likes of Professor Pig, while The Hollywood Reporter added, "All those projects are in the very early stages of gestation."

It's noted he is working with writers and other directors on finalizing the projects, but there are no further details in terms of potential collaborators, casting news or even the number of films being considered.

Reeves previously opened up about the idea of adapting iconic Batman villain Mr. Freeze, and insisted he would be able to stick to his more "grounded" style for the character. He said, "I think there's actually a grounded version of that story, which could be really powerful and could be really great."

"I think to me what would be interesting would be to try and unwind the fantastical and see, well, how could that make sense here?"

As well as the rumoured Rogues Gallery films, Reeves is already slated to make a sequel to "The Batman" with Robert Pattinson returning as Bruce Wayne's superhero alter ego.

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