What kind of tone would you expect the next Batman movie to have? Which kind of tone are you hoping for? According to Matt Reeves, who’s been hired to head the Dark Knight’s next solo feature, he’s shooting for a “noir-driven” feel.
“I want to do a very point of view-driven — you know, this film and with all films what I try to do in an almost Hitchcockian sense is to use the camera and use the storytelling so that you become the character and you empathize with that point of view, and I think there’s a chance to do an almost noir-driven, detective version of Batman that is point-of-view-driven in a very, very powerful way that hopefully is going to connect you to what’s going on inside of his head and inside of his heart.”
Reeves’ latest film, War For The Planet Of The Apes, is about to open nationwide. The reviews are coming out and they’re glowing with praise. He told the web series New Trailer Buzz that he wants to take a similar approach with Batman that he did with Caesar, the ape at the center of his new film. “I see a parallel, emotionally, between Caesar and Batman in that they’re both characters who are tortured and trying to sort of grapple within themselves to find a way to do the right thing in a very imperfect, and to some degree corrupt, world. And so it’s really that emotionality that I’m interested in.”
The Batman currently has no release date, but Reeves is just getting started with the project. Ben Affleck is expected to don the cape and cowl once more.