‘The Batman’ Co-Writer Says The Film Explores Bruce Wayne’s Soul

Mattson Tomlin teased what fans can expect from Matt Reeves' 'The Batman'.

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The co-writer on Matt Reeves’ The Batman says the film will explore Bruce Wayne’s soul.

With many fans hoping to see the first full footage from Matt Reeves’ The Batman at DC FanDome, his co-writer on the film Mattson Tomlin recently teased that this younger take on the hero allows the director to explore more of Bruce Wayne’s soul. The Batman was hit with a delay on production earlier this year thanks to the ongoing pandemic, but a report in July claimed that the shoot is eyeing a September restart date.

But when Mattson Tomlin spoke to Den of Geek ahead of the Project Power Netflix series, he opened up about what drives Matt Reeves as a director, hinting what audiences can expect from this new version of the Caped Crusader. He pointed out that Reeves’ previous films have always examined the souls of their characters, suggesting that it’ll be the same for The Batman. Tomlin also revealed that this version of Bruce is still reacting to the death of his parents when the film picks up.

“I think that Matt Reeves as a filmmaker, if you look at any of his work, whether or not it’s Let Me In or Cloverfield or the Planet of the Apes movies, he’s always coming from a point of emotion, it’s never the big action thing. It’s always, what is this character’s soul? I think that really looking at Batman as somebody who has gone through this trauma, and then everything that he’s doing is then a reaction to that, rather than shy away from that, I think this film leans into that in some very fun and surprising ways. I think that’s all I can say without getting yelled at.”

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Plot details for The Batman are being kept under lock and key, but we know that the project will revolve around Robert Pattinson as a younger Bruce Wayne, chronicling Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector. The Batman will also feature the hero making use of his detective skills more than what we’ve seen before in previous iterations of the character. It is also expected to be the first installment to a new trilogy starring Pattinson as Batman.

Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, the film stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner 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.

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Source: Den of Geek

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