Matt Reeves, the current director of “The Batman”, has revealed that he’s approaching the iconic character of Batman, differently and avoiding the traditional origin story, despite Robert Pattinson playing a younger version of The Dark Knight.
Instead of showing Martha and Thomas Wayne being gunned down after a screening of Zorro, it sounds like Reeves will be going in a different direction instead, by showing how that moment shaped him in his early years donning the cape and cowl. “I wanted to do not an origin tale, but a tale that would still acknowledge his origins, in that it formed who he is,” Reeves told Rosie Knight.
“Like this guy, he’s majorly struggling, and this is how he’s trying to rise above that struggle,” Reeves said. “But that doesn’t mean that he even fully understands, you know. It’s that whole idea of the shadow self and what’s driving you, and how much of that you can incorporate, and how much of it you’re doing that you’re unaware of.”
For Reeves, he would be “lost” as a director without connecting to the source material, even with a blockbuster-sized production like Batman, on a more personal level. This new take is one that drives Reeves, who wants to stand out from the lineage of Batman’s cinematic history: “I thought, ‘Well, there’s been some terrific Batman movies,’ and I don’t want to be part of a long line of Batman movies where this is just another one. I feel like they’ve been really distinctive,” Reeves explained.
So we can expect something new from “The Batman”. Production of the movie has been put on pause due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Also a number of other highly anticipated projects aren’t expected to resume in any capacity until the mid May at the absolute earliest.