The director of The Batman may have just started work on the film, but Matt Reeves already has some ideas in store for the feature. Over the past week, Reeves has tentatively opened up about his plans for the DC movie, and the director has a noir aesthetic in mind.
Recently, Reeves sat down with New Trailer Buzz for an interview to promote his film War For the Planet of the Apes. It was during the interview Reeves touched upon The Batman, and the director said he’s interested in doing a noir-centric film.
“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 will hopefully connect you to what’s going on inside of his head,” Reeves explained.
When it comes to specifics, Reeves says he doesn’t have any information to share. The director stressed work on The Batman only just started as his work on the Apes follow-up ended not long ago. The summer feature’s press rounds have seen Reeves mention to The Batman several times as press continues to question the director about the Gotham vigilante. And, in one recent chat, Reeves even said his vision for The Batman sources inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock.
During an interview with CNET, Reeves told the site he wants to use some of Hitchcock’s famous filming techniques in The Batman. "For me, point of view is really important," Reeves explained. "I want to make sure you are experiencing something from the perspective of the main character in the story. I'm a huge Hitchcock fan -- I like the idea of being immersed in that perspective."
As for Reeves’ overall approach to The Batman, the director does know he wants the feature to be a personal one. The director told ComicBook earlier this month he wants to find a “personal way in” to Bruce Wayne’s story.
“For me, what's always important is to try and find a personal way in. In that way, I do feel like I relate to actors. It's about understanding emotionally, the way something is. I see this parallel between Caesar and Batman, really, which is this idea of these characters who are grappling with their own struggle and trying to do the right thing in an imperfect world and, so, I do really relate it to that kind of idea."
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In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a story by Snyder and Terrio, and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.