With director Matt Reeves busy with War for the Planet of the Apes (which hits theatres next month, and is picking up rave reviews), word has been a little quiet recently on his next movie, The Batman.
Reeves took over directing duties back in February, after Ben Affleck dropped out and a bit of a will he/won’t he, but hasn’t had too much time to devote to the movie yet. With his Apes duties coming to an end, he has now been speaking about the movie a little more, outlining his vision to New Trailer Buzz (via Batman-News):
“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 that character, and you emphasize with that point of view.
“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.”
You can check out the full video below, but that’s the part the will jump out to any Bat-fan. Batman is the World’s Greatest Detective, but that’s scarcely been shown on the big screen. A noir-ish movie that taps into that would be an enticing prospect, and fits with Affleck’s original vision for the film.
It’s unclear yet whether Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke will still be the main villain, with the noir style offering the chance to do something different, and perhaps diving into something more like Hush or long-anticipated Under the Red Hood.
The movie is expected to be released in 2019, so should get in front of cameras late this year or early next, and then we can get some more concrete news on the movie.
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