I’m sure some of you might be wondering what director Zack Snyder thinks about Matt Reeves’ The Batman. A lot of DC fans were blown away by the trailer that was released this past weekend. It looks like an incredible film and we’re all excited to see how its dark Riddler driven serial killer story will play out.
But, what did Snyder think of it? He gave us a very different vision of Batman in his DC films and now Reeves is giving us another very different version. During a recent interview with The Reel in Motion podcast, the filmmaker is just as pumped up about the movie as the rest of us. He said:
“I don’t know yet what the rating is going to be, but I felt the same way. I actually just texted Matt [Reeves] after and I was like, ‘What the fuck! This is cool! I loved it. I thought it was so cool. I thought it was the right direction and everything about it. As far as just being a fan, it’s the kind of movie I want to see, so I felt like [two thumbs up].”
The Batman will tell a dark noir-style film that will lean into Batman in his detective mode. Reeves said that it’s going to tell a deep and psychological story. This will be a “year two” story for Batman that acknowledges his origin and how it’s still something that he’s “majorly struggling” with.
There will be a series of murders and crimes that start taking place in Gotham and as Batman investigates those things, they begin to reveal the darkness of Gotham City to him. It’s also been said that this is a character-driven story that will focus on the relationship between Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth.
When talking about the story, Reeves said:
“The idea is that we’re in YouTube. It’s the Gotham experiment, it’s a criminal… experiment he’s trying to figure out what he can do that can finally change this place. In our story, he’s in that mode that’s where you meet him and you see that he is charting what he’s doing and it seems that he’s not having any of the effect that he wants to have yet and that is when the murders start to happen and then the murders begin to describe sort of the history of Gotham in a way that only reinforces what he knows about constant. It opens up a whole new world of corruption that went much farther.”
The film stars Robert Pattinson as Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Cat Woman, Andy Serkis as Alfred, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/The Riddler, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone and Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson. Gil Perez-Abraham (Orange is the New Black), Charlie Carver (Teen Wolf), and Max Carver have also been cast in undisclosed roles. It’s so cool to finally see many of these characters in action!
The Batman is now scheduled to hit theaters on October 1, 2021.