Reeves say that, along with Planet of the Apes, Batman was one of his biggest fan loves when he was young.
"It's a strange thing to be involved in the two franchises which were the two that I was connected to most as a child," Reeves tells Daily News. "I just was obsessed with Batman when I was a kid. What I find so interesting about him as a character is that, as far a superhero goes, he's not superhuman, he is a person. And he is a tortured soul who is grappling with his past and trying to find a way to be in a world that has a lot that's wrong with it and trying to find a way to reconcile all of that."
Reeves goes on to say that Batman and Planet of the Apes are connected by the strength of their respective leads.
"[Batman] is a really powerful character, in the same way that Caesar is such a powerful character."
The interview also mentions that Reeves has been busy with preparing War for the Planet of the Apes for release, and so hasn't had time to solidify his approach to the character in The Batman. That should not be a problem though, as Batman has a prior engagement in Justice League.
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In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes -- Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash -- it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, with a screenplay by Chris Terrio, from a story by Snyder and Terrio. Justice League 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.
Justice League opens in theaters Nov. 17, 2017.