Director Matt Reeves confirmed that his upcoming Batman movie would be a part of the larger DC Extended Universe.

In an interview in July, Reeves spoke about pitching the movie to Warner Bros.

“What they said was, ‘Look, it’s a standalone, it’s not part of the extended universe,'” Reeves said at the time.

However, in a series of tweets, Reeves has now made it clear that the new Batman film exists in the DC universe.

“Just to be clear: Of COURSE Batman will be part of the D.C. Universe. Batman will be BATMAN,” he wrote.

He went on to post, “In my comments from a while back about not being part of the DCEU, I was talking about The Batman being a story specifically about Batman… not about the others in the Universe.

“That it wouldn’t be filled with cameos servicing other stories that it would be a BATMAN story.”

Initially the film was to be written and directed by Ben Affleck, who currently plays the Caped Crusader in the DC films.