Filmmaker Matt Reeves has put all rumors to rest and confirmed that The Batman will not be an origin story. Robert Pattinson will be seen essaying a role of a caped crusader in the film The Batman, helmed by Reeves. While interacting with Nerdist, Reeves revealed that he wanted to not do an origin tale, but a tale that would still acknowledge the origins that helped him develop into what he is. Reeves made it very clear he is trying to showcase the Psychological and emotional elements of the story.
Reeves told Nerdist, “Like this guy, he's majorly struggling, and this is how he's trying to rise above that struggle. 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.”
He further added, “There's something in there that feels very psychological, very emotional, and it felt like there was a way of exploring that along with the corruption in this place, Gotham. That feels very current. I think it always does. There's almost no time when you can't do a story about corruption. But today, it still seems incredibly resonant and maybe, from my perspective, maybe more so than maybe at other time.”
Reeves shared his experience with Warner Brothers and said, “I’m going to pitch the version of Batman that I would do, which is going to have a humanist bent. And who knows if they’ll have any interest? If they don’t, then I won’t do it. And that’ll be okay.” He also added, “I was really lucky that they said yes.” (ALSO READ: The Batman First Look Out: Director Matt Reeves Sets Fans' Heart Racing With Robert Pattinson’s Look – Watch Viral Video)
The Batman will hit theatres on June 25, 2021.
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