The co-writer of The Batman, Mattson Tomlin, recently offered some new insight on the Matt Reeves directed film during an interview with Den Of Geek.
The writer first talked about Reeves as a filmmaker and storyteller and how he always asks “‘What is this character’s soul?'” He then went on to tease how the film will explore Bruce Wayne’s traumatic past and how it will do that in fun and exciting ways.
“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.”
When you think about trauma, “fun and exciting” aren’t really the kinds of things that go along with it. So, It’ll be interesting to see how exactly they are going to lean into that and explore Wayne’s dark trauma in fun and exciting ways.
Tomlin wouldn’t say any more about the film, saying, “I think that’s all I can say without getting yelled at.”
The Batman will be a noir-style film that will lean into Batman in his detective mode. The director said that it’s going to tell a deep and psychological story and confirmed that the movie will not be an origin story. However, it will acknowledge his origin and how it’s still something that he’s “majorly struggling” with.
It’s also been said that the is a character-driven story that will put a focus on the relationship between Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth.
The film stars Robert Pattinson as Batman, 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.
The Batman is now scheduled to hit theaters on October 1, 2021.