Ben Affleck was asked to be the “creative man” who will co-direct and contribute to scripting the standalone movies of the new Batman franchise. He was the silver lining in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with a strong portrayal of the Dark Knight. Naturally, DC and Warner Bros. went to him first. But he stepped down due to creative differences and Matt Reeves (of War for the Planet of the Apes) has been brought on board to helm the Batman solo movie.
There was a period of lull in the life of Batman fans as they were upset at Ben Affleck leaving mid-way but as Matt opened up about his vision for the movie, the fans are totally supportive of him.
He recently revealed that he will be taking a page from Christopher Nolan’s playbook as he was inspired by the Dark Knight trilogy. He explained:
“What I love about what Nolan did was that he took the genre seriously. What studios willing to make at the moment is a very, very narrow band of films. What I discovered is that this genre has the potential to be about something more. You can use metaphors of the genre to talk about a lot.”
He sees great similarities between Caesar and Batman, he said:
“I see a parallel emotionally between Caesar and Batman, in that they’re both tortured and trying to sort of grapple within themselves to try and do the right thing in a very imperfect and, to some degree, corrupt world. It’s really that emotionality that I’m interested in.”
He further shed light on how he would like to approach Batman, he added:
“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 will hopefully connect you to what’s going on inside of his head and inside of his heart.”
Well, let’s hope for a cracker of a movie. But Batman fans have a reason to cheer.
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