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Matt Reeves Confirms What We Suspected About A Director's Cut Of The Batman

2022 might just be the year of Batman. A minimum of three different iterations of the character will appear on the big screen this year. Coming down the pipeline, "The Flash" movie will bring together both Ben Affleck's version of the character from the DC Extended Universe as well as Michael Keaton from the Tim Burton films of the late 1980s/early '90s. But before that day comes, audiences have the delight of witnessing "The Batman," which sees Robert Pattinson suit up in the cape and cowl for the first time. 

Pattinson's version of the character will be separate from everything else that's come out of DC before. It has no connection to the DCEU, allowing director and co-writer Matt Reeves to do whatever he pleases with the character without worrying about whatever's come before. Of course, in the age of the Snyder Cut, it's only natural for fans to wonder if this is the final version of "The Batman" we'll see or if Reeves has something up his sleeve for the future. 

There will be no director's cut for The Batman

With the Snyder Cut and growing support for director David Ayer to release his version of 2016's "Suicide Squad," director's cuts are enjoying a bit of a resurgence in popularity as of late. Despite "The Batman" not even being out yet, it's clear some fans don't want to wait before knowing if they should taper their expectations and wait for another version to come out down the road. Fortunately, Matt Reeves has assuaged those concerns.

In an interview with Collider, Reeves is asked whether an extended version of the movie, or even just some deleted scenes, could materialize at some point. Reeves responds, "This is the cut. The amazing thing about this process ... this is the version of the film that I wanted to make. And the amazing thing is I got to make it." Warner Bros. may have meddled in the past with some of their superhero projects, but it seems like they let Reeves take the reins without causing as much of a fuss this time. 

So no, it doesn't sound like a Reeves Cut will manifest in the future. "The Batman," which comes out in theaters on March 4, is the version the director wanted everyone to see, and everyone should.