One of the things that fans are excited about in the upcoming film The Batman is its gritty and realistic take on the world of Gotham, which is vastly different from the past cinematic iterations of the Caped Crusader. There's also director Matt Reeves' distinct vision for the character and, based on the previews we've seen so far, it just looks very promising.
In a recent interview with AnOther, star Zoe Kravitz, who plays Selina Kyle/Catwoman, shares her experience shooting the film in which she compared it to the making of an independent film. She also reflected on the year-long production as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The actress said, "Sometimes with really big movies, it can feel like you're just a puppet and part of this big machine. This felt like an independent movie in the way that there was real heart and soul and thought being put into the process and into every scene. It was incredibly collaborative. Matt's very specific. It took him a year to make this because of Covid. We were in this bubble, really in this world, and it was an incredible experience. To spend a year of your life, and it's very physically demanding ... I had to be in very specific shape, and there's a pandemic going on. I'm being zipped into a catsuit every day at 7am, working 12-hour days and then coming home and working out. It was intense."
It is interesting to hear that the filming experience for a big-budget movie like this was compared to an independent film. After all, it does indicate that Reeves was given a lot of freedom to execute his vision and the cast was given a chance to be part of the creative process. This could also mean that the film will be more character-driven and intimate, which is typical of independent films. It is exciting to learn about this information as it aligns with everything that we're expecting from the film so far.
The Batman is set to be released in theaters on March 4, 2022.