Director Matt Reeves has offered fans a little more as to what they can expect from his take on The Batman.
The director has been in the press lately promoting his new film War for the Planet of the Apes and naturally the conversations have turned to his highly anticipated Batman film he’s set to work on next. Reeves has revealed his standalone Batman film will draw inspiration from The Dark Knight trilogy as it features a noir-driven detective story but at the red-carpet premiere for Apes, Reeves was asked about the film once again when he opened up about his vision for the film.
While speaking to Variety, Reeves explained his goal is to deliver something new that offers fans the chance to emotionally identify with the caped crusader:
“I’m just finishing this movie obviously, we are just literally showing it today so that journey is just beginning but what I hope to do with that is what I’ve tried to do with this [Apes] which is to tell a very personal, point of view driven story where you feel what it is to be inside of that character. To see a Batman story that is hopefully new. Something you haven’t seen before where you have an emotional identification with him that’s very strong. Kind of like a noir Batman.”
The Batman currently stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth. The film does not yet have a release date however the stars will be seen in their roles later this year when Justice League opens this fall.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Amber Heard as Mera, J.K. Simmons as Jim Gordon, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Julian Lewis Jones, and Willem Dafoe are also set to appear. Here’s the official synopsis:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League hits theaters November 17, 2017.
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