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Matt Reeves ‘The Batman’ Will Be a Character-Driven Noir Superhero Film

Justice League, Warner Brothers Pictures

Director Matt Reeves is out doing press rounds for War for the Planet of the Apes.  He was asked about his next film, The Batman. Reeves let out a few interesting things about the DC film, including what tone he will shoot for. If everything goes as planned, filming for The Batman should begin in 2018.

It looks as though the film will start production soon, although it has yet to be greenlit from Warner Brothers. This will depend on exactly how much of the script Reeves will rewrite, which was originally written by Ben Affleck, Geoff Johns and Cris Terri (Argo).

Justice League, Warner Brothers Pictures
Image: Warner Brothers Pictures

In a recent interview with New Trailer Buzz , Reeves says that his version of Batman will have a noir feel to it, which is something that fans of The Dark Knight are accustomed to:

“One of the reasons I was drawn to it is I had a similar fascination to Batman when I was younger that I had with the Apes series, which I was obsessed with. I see a parallel emotionally between Caesar and Batman. They’re both characters who are tortured and trying to sort of grapple within themselves to find the way to do the right thing in a very imperfect and, to some degree, corrupt world. It’s really that emotionality that I’m interested in.

In all of my films, what I try to do, in an almost Hitchcockian sense, is use the camera and use the storytelling so that you become the character, and you emphasize with that point of view. I think there’s a chance to do an almost noir-driven, detective version of Batman that is point-of-view driven in a very, very powerful way, that hopefully is going to connect you to what’s going on inside of his head and inside of his heart.”

Justice League, Warner Brothers Pictures
Image: Warner Brothers Pictures

Justice League hits theaters on November 17.

Brad Repka
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