The Batman director Matt Reeves teased his film will be the scariest in the franchise and went on to explain why.
Ever since Batman & Robin, the franchise has gotten darker and darker. The Batman footage that’s been released so far teases a whole new level of grittiness we will experience in a few months. During an interview from Total Film’s latest issue, Matt Reeves shared that he believes The Batman will be the scariest film in the Dark Knight’s storied cinematic history:
“This movie, I think, is probably the scariest Batman that’s been done. Because the idea of what Batman’s doing – it’s scary.”
While we’ve gotten plenty of takes on Batman in the last few years, Matt Reeves was quick to add that his interpretation will bring something new to the big screen:
“Never been done in quite this way. It’s a detective story, it’s an action movie, and it’s a psychological thriller.”
Here is the synopsis for Matt Reeves’ The Batman:
Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.
When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.
Directed by Matt Reeves, the film stars Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.
The Batman will hit theaters on March 4, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding Matt Reeves’ plans for Gotham City, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: Total Film