Breaking The Bat: Matt Reeves Explains His Take on The Batman

While the world is beginning to grasp the serious nature of the health crisis that's revolving around us, most Hollywood productions have been shut down. But that doesn't stop the creative minds from discussing their upcoming projects. With that said, Matt Reeves The Batman was delayed indefinitely until things begin go get better. But the film now has a solid release date of June 25, 2021. When speaking with Nerdist, Reeves said his relaunch of the cinematic Batman is a more "humanist bent" on the character and went on to explain more about where the movie is headed on the streets of Gotham City. This is what he said:

“It’s not even like that’s an approach that I take like it’s some kind of idea of, ‘Wouldn’t it be great?’ It’s sort of the only thing that allows me to understand how to do it. I can only understand where the camera goes and how to talk about the story, how to write the story, how to talk to the actors if I understand emotionally what it is I have to do. Otherwise, I’d be lost. Some people are incredible choreographers and they know how to create an incredible visual dance or all of that kind of stuff. And I love that kind of stuff. But at the end of the day, I have to understand it emotionally.”

He continued: 

“I wanted to do not an origin tale, but a tale that would still acknowledge his origins, in that it formed who he is. 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.

“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.”