As it is, it makes sense for the characters from the film to crossover into the HBO Max series. This whole approach from HBO Max and Warner Bros. is similar to the strategy Marvel is using when it comes to their Disney+ shows. In a way, that’s a good thing.
While speaking with The Wrap, HBO content chief Casey Bloys addressed the strong connections between Matt Reeves’ The Batman and the Gotham PD spinoff on HBO Max.
When asked if characters from the feature film will appear in the TV show, Bloys shared that a crossover was always the idea, pointing out that they “don’t want to reserve characters just for films or for TV.” This generally confirms that characters from the Robert Pattinson-led project will appear in the Gotham-centric spinoff.
“That’s the idea. Matt Reeves is obviously a producer on “Gotham City PD.” We don’t want to reserve characters just for films or for TV. There should be kind of some fluidity between them. So that is the idea. I mean, we’re in very early stages on that. So I don’t want to suggest that any one character will be. But yes, that is, generally speaking, that is the idea, that there will be crossover.”
By following this trend, it has the potential to create more storylines along the way while also introducing more exciting characters that can easily be featured in a potential sequel to The Batman.