Since taking over the helm as director from Ben Affleck – who will also star in the film – Matt Reeve’s has been noticeably silent regarding details on the upcoming film The Batman. Recently though, the new director gave fans a glimpse of what they can expect from the upcoming DC standalone surrounding The Dark Knight.
Most of Reeve’s interviews of late have surrounded his current project, War for the Planet of the Apes, but in his latest interview with New Trailer Buzz, he revealed that he plans for The Batman to be a noir driven detective movie.
“I think there’s a chance to do an almost noir-drive, detective version of Batman that is a point of view driven in a very, very powerful way, that is hopefully going to connect you to what’s going on inside of his head and inside of his heart.”
In the interview, Reeves also compared Bruce Wayne’s Batman to Planet of the Apes protagonist Ceasar, stating that they both have inner demons they are constantly fighting while simultaneously trying to do the right thing. The director has an interesting track record with how he shoots his films, as he is the best known for the Blair Witch style Handycam used in the cult classic monster film Cloverfield.
Reeve’s also confirmed that Ben Affleck will still play the lead role as Batman, despite conflicts between the actor and studio in multiple areas of the film. Affleck and Geoff John’s are also still set to pen the screenplay as well, another subject that has been up in the air ever since news of the star no longer directing the film broke.
Hopes and expectations are currently rather high in the DC universe, as the recent Wonder Woman film surpassed many’s expectations and has certainly set a precedent for films in the brand that follow it. The Batman’s release date is still up in the air, as it was 2018 but rumors state it was pushed back to 2019.
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