Matt directing this Batman [is exciting]. The cast is so awesome. It seems different from other Batman movies to me, just with the cast. There’s something about it that has an edge, it’s young. To me, just my perception of it, it reminds me of when I was in college, and I went to go see The Pixies play, and looking around and feeling the vibe at a Pixies concert. That’s what it felt like to me, a song like ‘I Bleed.’ That it has the energy and that sort of thing, and isn’t so specifically targeted to a very young audience, or a very old audience, but has that power of chaos in it. The Pixies were my favorite group of all time. I went to like 20 concerts, and it was that feeling of all of us in this. And it’s very emotional. The Pixies were an incredibly emotional band, and I think this Batman is very emotional in that way. I think it will be very powerful.
I like the fact that Mr. Sarsgaard, whose role in THE BATMAN has yet to be officially revealed (check out the latest BOF Mailbag for a heads up on that), describes this film as being “emotional” and “powerful,” so I get what he’s saying. Even director Matt Reeves has said that he intends for it to be those things as well as something “personal” for The Batman himself.
Good stuff! One more thing…
You know that somewhere, someone is having a meltdown after reading this thinking that Matt Reeves based THE BATMAN on a song by The Pixies.
THE BATMAN is currently filming in the UK and will be released on June 25, 2021. Check BOF’s Everything About THE BATMAN Page. – Bill “Jett” Ramey