Nasty Rumours?

The standard rumours have been doing the rounds at Comic-Con this past weekend, specifically rumours about Matt Reeves The Batman movie. 

According to the incredulously unreliable Cosmic Book News, The Batman will be adapting in part the popular The Long Halloween comic book stories by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale.

Batman: The Long Halloween is a 13-issue American comic book limited series written by Loeb with art by Sale. It was originally published by DC Comics in 1996 and 1997.

Taking place during Batman’s early days of crime-fighting, The Long Halloween tells the story of a mysterious killer named Holiday, who murders people on holidays, one each month.

The Long Halloween also features the Rogue’s Gallery of Poison Ivy, Solomon Grundy, Joker, Calendar Man, and Scarecrow. The six villains currently rumoured to be involved with the new movie are Penguin, Riddler, Catwoman, Two-Face, Mad Hatter, and Firefly.

Batman franchise producer Michael E. Uslan recently came forward to defend Robert Pattinson following backlash to the actor’s casting as The Dark Knight.

Uslan told naysayers to:

“Trust the filmmaker and give the filmmaker, and the filmmaker’s vision, the benefit of the doubt”

The veteran producer also added that he was personally excited to see Pattinson’s take on the new Bruce Wayne:

“I couldn’t be happier, I couldn’t be more enthused, as a Batman fan, that Matt Reeves is the filmmaker in charge and has selected Robert Pattinson to be his next Batman

As JJ Abrams begins to reboot the DCEU, Pattinson looks likely to be the new Batman in that working Universe.

We’ll report more as we hear.