Matt Reeves is working on a ‘The Batman’ spinoff show for HBO Max

The untitled police drama will take place in the same universe as the forthcoming film

Paul Dano “really surprised” with Matt Reeves’ script for ‘The Batman’

Dano said the script surprised him and that it could be "really powerful"

Early ‘Batman v Superman’ script saw the Joker kill Bruce Wayne’s wife

“It was the darkest thing you’ve ever seen”

Darren Aronofsky says his ‘Batman’ film got scrapped because he wanted to cast Joaquin Phoenix

The studio wanted someone very different to take on the superhero's role

Ben Affleck dropped out of ‘The Batman’ over fears he’d “drink himself to death”

"What happened was that I started drinking more and more when my marriage was falling apart"