Matt Reeves On Making A ‘Noir-Driven Detective’ Story In ‘The Batman’

Batman Matt Reeves Ben AffleckWhile Matt Reeves is busy promoting his upcoming film, War for the Planet of the Apes, the world is still dying for fresh details about his next gig, The Batman. In a recent interview with New Trailer Buzz, Reeves was asked about some updates for the upcoming Dark Knight project starring Ben Affeck reprising the role of Batman.

Reeves stressed that they have barely started on the DC project and that he has been so busy with War for the Planet of the Apes that his focus on The Batman has only just begun. The director did however go in depth in what it was that drew him to wanting to helm this DC film. While he brought up the Caesar/Batman comparison, he also explained that it’s the emotional struggle that these two characters go through that makes him compelled in joining a film like this.

“I’m just starting, so we’re just beginning. These movies are so intensive that I literally only finished this movie about ten days ago and now suddenly we’re traveling to let the world know about it. But I’ll say that one of the reasons I was drawn to it, is that I had a similar fascination to Batman when I was young that I had with the Apes series which I was obsessed with. I see a parallel emotionally between Caesar and Batman in that they are both characters who are tortured and trying to sort of grapple with their, within themselves, in to find a way to do the right thing in a very imperfect, and to some degree, corrupt world.

Reeves also discussed the idea of making a Batman film that is very driven by the character’s point of view. Using Hitchcock as an example, the director explained that he hopes to do a noir-driven detective interpretation of Batman in a way where the audience can really connect with him on an emotional level.

“It’s really that emotionality that I’m interested in and I want to do a very point of view driven [film]. This film, and with all the films that I try to do, in an almost Hitchcockian sense, is use the camera and use the storytelling so that you become the character, you empathize with that point of view. I think there is a chance to do an almost noir-driven detective version of Batman that is point of view driven in a very, very powerful way that hopefully is going to connect you to what is going on in his head and inside of his heart.”

Matt Reeves’ The Batman, starring Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Joe Manganiello as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, currently doesn’t have a set release date.

Source: New Trailer Buzz

5 Best Batman Moments Of The DCEU So Far

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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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Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.