We’re only a few more weeks away from The Batman finally releasing in theaters, but director Matt Reeves already has set his eyes on the future of the franchise. In his more grounded take of a noir-inspired storyline, it seemed like this cinematic franchise might move away from the usual fantastic elements we’ve seen in the comics. Looks like Reeves is definitely interested in taking a swing at some of the supernatural characters, as he reveals that Mr. Freeze might be on his radar in an interview with Collider.
So to me, it would be a challenge in an interesting way to try and figure out how that could happen, even the idea of something like Mr. Freeze, that is such a great story, right? I think there’s actually a grounded version of that story, which could be really powerful and could be really great. So, I love the fantastical side of Batman, but this iteration, obviously, while being, to me, I think it is very comics faithful, but I don’t think that this one is necessary, it doesn’t lean as hard into the fantastical, I guess.Matt Reeves
It sounds like the director has some fun ideas in place if he’s already considered exploring a character like Mr. Freeze. We don’t know if the upcoming film includes some Easter eggs to other characters that eventually turn into future members of his rogue’s gallery. With spinoff shows in place, who knows just how far in advance Reeves has mapped out his new Batman Cinematic Universe, but it would be great to see him get a chance to bring Mr. Freeze back to the silver screen.