Matt Reeves has begun discussing his plans for The Batman over the past few weeks, revealing that he's very keen on making "... an almost noir driven, detective version" of the character for the film. Now, speaking with Yahoo! Movies, the War For The Planet Of The Apes director says that Christopher Nolan will also serve as inspiration for how he approaches The Batman.
"What I love that [Nolan] did was he took the genre seriously," Reeves explains. "What studios are willing to make at the moment is a very, very, narrow band of films. What I discovered is that this genera has the potential to be about something more. You can use the metaphors of the genera to talk about [a lot]. I think the other thing that I really admire in what [Nola] did was knowing what it is to make a big studio film, which often can fall into that sense of committee filmmaking where there's an anonymity to the point of view of the film."
"What I admire in what [Nolan] does is that, despite being a filmmaker in an enormous system, his perspective comes through," he concludes. "That to me was very exciting, it’s always exciting when you see a film of his because of that. That’s what I feel like I’ve been trying to do, it’s trying to allow a perspective to come through despite the fact that we’re in this very large studio movie world."
The Batman will star Ben Affleck as Batman, Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Jim Gordon.
Source: Yahoo! Movies
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