Heroic Hollywood is running a report on production of The Batman. They believe that inside sources have confirmed the film will finally begin production sometime in 2019. Much to the behest of some fans this is actually great news for DC Films.
Whilst 2018 belongs solely to Aquaman, this will allow Wonder Woman 2 to take centre stage in 2019 alongside Shazam! before Batman comes back to the fore.
Matt Reeves confirmed late last year he had completed the story for the film. Currently the writer-director is working on the script. A 2019 kick-off for production could mean the film is currently occupying the June 5, 2020 release slot currently held by a DC Films production.