The Batman director Matt Reeves discussed Tim Burton’s Batman Returns as well as his ambitions for his take on the Dark Knight.
Director Matt Reeves recently opened up about the Batman films that have come before his take on the iconic hero. He mentioned that he isn’t trying to make “just another one”, clearly wanting to create a truly unique take on the legendary character and the mythos surrounding him. He pointed out that both Christopher Nolan and Tim Burton helmed brilliant versions of the hero.
“I thought, ‘Well, there’s been some terrific Batman movies,’ and I don’t want to be part of a long line of Batman movies where this is just another one. I feel like they’ve been really distinctive. The best ones have been incredible. What Nolan did was incredible. What Tim Burton did was really singular.”
The director noted that the villains in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns were masterfully written – praising Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman and Danny DeVito’s Penguin. Matt Reeves went on to say that Batman Returns is “Tim Burton at his best”, since the film blends the gothic fantasy of the Caped Crusader alongside a very human story. Take a look at Matt Reeves discussing the Tim Burton film below.
“I love Batman Returns. Michelle Pfeiffer was incredible. I love it, I love it so much. It’s so incredible and she’s so incredible in it. I just think it’s such a beautiful movie. I love the Penguin stuff when he’s going down the sewers as the baby. It’s just like, wow. This is the beautiful thing about Tim Burton at his best in that way that he’s got that connection into the fantastical that feels very, very personal.”
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Full plot details on Robert Pattinson’s The Batman are currently under wraps, but we know that the film will revolve around a younger version of Bruce Wayne and feature a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that includes Catwoman, The Penguin, and The Riddler. The Matt Reeves film will follow the Dark Knight during his early years as Gotham City’s protector and will make use of the hero’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC films. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new trilogy featuring Robert Pattinson as Batman.
Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight, 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.
The Batman is currently set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021.