Even though Matt Reeves is busy doing press for War of the Planet of the Apes, everyone is dying to get new details out of the director about his next project, The Batman. In a recent interview with Fandango, Reeves was asked about how he plans to approach his DC project starring Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader.
When he was asked whether or not he sees The Batman as the kick-off to a new trilogy, the director explained that he definitely has some ideas for an overall arc. Reeves brought up how he handled it with the Apes movies as an example.
“I have ideas about an arc, but really, the important thing is just to start… you have to start with one. You know, you have to start with a story that begins something. And I would be lying if I could tell you that the arcs of Apes was already planned out, because it simply wasn’t; it’s one of those things where that character was so potent, and the possibility was embedded from the beginning, but exactly how you’ve got from A to Z is not something that existed.”
In the case with the Apes franchise, Reeves explained how those films were all planned as separate chapters. Even if they all feel like they are one complete story told over multiple films, the director always considered them as standalone installments.
“In fact, when I came in on Dawn, the story that I wanted to tell was different from the story that they had even presented me. And so, there are these broad ideas, I think, that sort of came to mind as Rise was created, of how that story could be told, but they weren’t explicitly laid-out. And when Mark and I began Dawn, we knew what our goals were, but we didn’t know how we were gonna get there, and I would say that that more relates to the way that I see a Batman story, is a kind of ambition for a series of stories, but really the most important thing is gonna be to tell a vital first story.”
Matt Reeves’ The Batman, starring Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman, Joe Manganiello as Slade Wilson a.k.a. Deathstroke, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, currently doesn’t have a set release date.
5 Best Batman Moments Of The DCEU So Far
The DC Extended Universe is starting to slowly become a fully realized universe with several major heroes already being introduced. One of them being the Dark Knight himself: Batman. Ben Affleck portrayed a dark and tortured version of Bruce Wayne in 2016’s Batman V. Superman and in Suicide Squad. His take on the character set the tone of the universe and provided some excellent moments that stood apart from the actors who have portrayed Batman in the past. The DCEU has offered him some great moments and while I got a chance to look at Superman’s best moments so far, it is now time to look at the iconic Detective.
Here are the 5 greatest Batman moments of the DCEU so far.
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