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‘The Batman’: Matt Reeves Talks About His Noir Batman, Confirms Multiple Villains & More

‘The Batman’: Matt Reeves Talks About His Noir Batman, Confirms Multiple Villains & More

The Batman is one of Warner Bros. DC solo movie project that fans have been eagerly waiting for since Ben Affleck took on the role of the caped crusader. But the project has faced multiple hurdles since then and it currently remains to be seen if Affleck would reprise the role. Nonetheless, fans can still hold hope as the project is in active development as Matt Reeves talks about his plans for the movie.

Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, The War for the Planet of the Apes director seems to be focused entirely on The Batman movie and isn’t looking at any other, even another Apes project. The director said that he is currently “so deeply embedded in getting Batman on its feet.”

Reeves’s version will be of a “Noir Batman” as he has been stating since he’s been on board the project. The director had this to say when asked about his take for the character.

It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation.”

The solo movie, which was recently reportedly revealed to be an untitled project is still be called as The Batman, or at least that’s what the director is calling it.

Right now it’s called The Batman. What it will be called ultimately, I don’t know.”

The director still remains mum over Affleck’s return. but confirms that there will be a rogue gallery which means the movie would feature multiple villains such as Penguin, The Joker etc.

There will be a Rogues Gallery. The casting process will begin shortly. We’re starting to put together our battle plan. I’m doing another pass on the script and we’ll begin some long-lead stuff to start developing conceptual things.”
Though in development, The Batman does not have an official release date attached yet. but Reeves hopes to bring the movie to theaters by late spring or summer of 2021.
We haven’t been dated. I wouldn’t commit to this, but we’re thinking the movie would probably be for 2021, late spring or summer. Warner Bros. has been incredibly supportive and given me a lot of time and shared the same passion that I do for this story.”
The Batman movie is one of the many projects that are currently in development. Earlier reports have revealed that Warner Bros. is currently concentrating on making good solo titles and Reeves’s word confirms that the studio currently wants nothing more.
Right now, I’m involved in The Batman. What it will be called ultimately, I don’t know. Aquaman is going to be very different from the Todd Phillips Joker movie, and that’s going to be different from Shazam and Harley Quinn. Warners believes they don’t have to try to develop a giant slate that has to have all the plans for how it’s going to connect. What they need to try and do is make good movies with these characters.”



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