Matt Reeves Talks Batman, Compares Character To Caesar

The director of the upcoming 'Batman' standalone film has sat down to discuss the character and his similarities to Caesar from the 'Apes' franchise!

In case you have been living under a rock for – what feels like – forever; Matt Reeves is the director of the upcoming Batman standalone film. The project has been through more ups and downs than Ben Affleck’s early acting career; as of right now, the film has no release date, but that will change in the near future. Of course, Reeves will sound familiar and with good reason; the filmmaker is the man behind hits such as Cloverfield and Dawn of The Planet of The Apes; two critical – and commercial – successes. The director has a new Apes film coming out on July 14th, and while promoting the latest entry, Reeves discussed his take on Bruce Wayne/Batman and how similar he is to Caesar from the Apes franchise:

“It’s a strange thing to be involved in the two franchises which were the two that I was connected to most as a child. I just was obsessed with Batman when I was a kid. What I find so interesting about him as a character is that, as far a superhero goes, he’s not superhuman, he is a person. And he is a tortured soul who is grappling with his past and trying to find a way to be in a world that has a lot that’s wrong with it and trying to find a way to reconcile all of that … That is a really powerful character, in the same way that Caesar is such a powerful character.”

I genuinely wonder if Batman has ever been compared to an ape. That said, how do you guys feel about Reeves’ comments? Personally, I think the director is a perfect choice to helm this upcoming Batman movie, and with his arrival, hopefully Ben Affleck can relax a little bit and really take his time to perfect his – already awesome – portrayal of the Dark Knight.

War for The Planet of The Apes hits theatres everywhere on July 14th, 2017.

Source: Los Angeles Daily News

Roby D'Ottavi

Roby D'Ottavi

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