Matt Reeves Talks THE BATMAN (Yes, He Called it That!)


Wow, this is some awesome stuff!

Check out what director/writer/producer Matt Reeves has to say about his upcoming Batman movie (via THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER)…

It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation.

Regarding a title…

(Laughs.) Right now it’s called THE BATMAN. What it will be called ultimately, I don’t know.

Regarding the casting process…

There will be a Rogues Gallery. The casting process will begin shortly. We’re starting to put together our battle plan. I’m doing another pass on the script and we’ll begin some long-lead stuff to start developing conceptual things.

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Regarding a release date…

We haven’t been dated. I wouldn’t commit to this, but we’re thinking the movie would probably be for 2021, late spring or summer. Warner Bros. has been incredibly supportive and given me a lot of time and shared the same passion that I do for this story.

Regarding how “tied-in” to other DC films will THE BATMAN be…

Right now, I’m involved in THE BATMAN. What it will be called ultimately, I don’t know. AQUAMAN is going to be very different from the Todd Phillips JOKER movie, and that’s going to be different from SHAZAM! and Harley Quinn. Warners believes they don’t have to try to develop a giant slate that has to have all the plans for how it’s going to connect. What they need to try and do is make good movies with these characters.

YES!  To all of this!

Ironically, Rick Shew and I were recording the latest BOF Vlog when this news broke, so you’ll get to see our reaction and hear our takes on below! – Bill “Jett” Ramey