The upcoming Batman movie is still in its infancy with director Matt Reeves (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes) still perfecting the script. However, there are a few things out to the public that we can use to gauge what kind of film this will be.
Matt Reeves interviewed with The Hollywood Reporter to shed some light on the kind of Batman movie he is setting out to create. He plans to lean further into the noir detective aspect of Bruce Wayne, much more than previous films have.
“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.”
Other details include Batman being in his thirties and already well-established in Gotham. This will be neither an origin story nor a continuation of Ben Affleck’s old and grizzly caped crusader.
As of now, the most casting information we have is that Robert Pattinson will be playing Batman. The news came earlier this year while he and Nicholas Hoult were front-running the race for the cape. Pattinson secured the role and was met with a very mixed reaction from the fans. That being said, the same happened with Heath Ledger and Ben Affleck until fans saw the final product.
The first draft of the screenplay was written by Ben Affleck, who was on track to also direct and star in the film. Towards the end of last year, however, Affleck officially stepped down from the project due to all of the behind the scenes issues and DC reconfiguration after the underperformance of Justice League. Matt Reeves stepped in to helm the project, which later became a reboot. He rewrote the script and is set to direct.
In a twitter response to a fan, Matt Reeves listed his favorite Batman comic stories. It can be assumed that these are the source material from which he will pluck his elements:
The Batman is slated for June 25, 2021 and is set begin filming in 2020.
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