Matt Reeves Wants to Make a Batman That's 'Not Yet Fully Formed'

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With Ben Affleck's Batman being the old and grizzled version of the Dark Knight, a lot of people are curious about what to expect with Robert Pattinson's version. With director Matt Reeves, it looks like we're going to be meeting a Batman who is yet to become ‘fully formed.'

Talking to Nerdist, Reeves commented:

"I just felt like well, what I'd love to do is to get a version of this Batman character where he's not yet fully formed. Where there's something to do in this context with who that guy would be in this world today and to ground him in all of these broken ways. Because at the end of the day, this guy is doing all of this to deal with trauma in his past."


We don't know how much ‘growth' this version of Batman is going to need, but rumor has it that the story will follow Bruce Wayne two years into becoming the Caped Crusader. It would be interesting to see if Reeves can inject some optimism into this version, counting that the previous iterations have been all about being dark and edgy. With the 60s-inspired Batmobile, I'm curious if this Batman is going to be all ‘chummy' with the cops like Adam West's version was.

For now, production has been stalled for The Batman thanks to COVID-19. We don't know when things will go back to normal, but everyone is hopeful that work can resume sometime around June. Hopefully, by then we won't have to see a delay in release, seeing as we've already waited long enough for this Batman to hit theaters.

The Batman is set to come out on June 25, 2021.

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