The Batman's Matt Reeves Wants to Live Up to Nolan and Burton's Versions

With Ben Affleck and Zack Snyder being pulled from the Batman film, a lot of pressure is on director Matt Reeves to deliver with Robert Pattinson's Caped Crusader. As it turns out, Reeves has two version of Batman that he wants to live up to.

Talking to Nerdist, Reeves says that he wants to make his mark on the character the way that Christopher Nolan and Tim Burton did. He explains, "I thought, ‘Well, there's been some terrific Batman movies,' and I don't want to be part of a long line of Batman movies where this is just another one. I feel like they've been really distinctive. The best ones have been incredible. What Nolan did was incredible. What Tim Burton did was really singular."

Reeves particularly talks about Batman Returns and says that he loves how Burton was able to make the film feel ‘fantastical' yet ‘very, very personal.' As for Nolan's films, Reeves points out that the take on Joker and nihilism was definitely what made the film stand out. He says, "The whole idea that there was nothing you could do because even in the destruction of him, you were fulfilling his aims. It was just a terrifying notion that speaks to an aspect of human nature and that was really profound."

We don't know what to expect when it comes to Reeves' The Batman yet, but so far the things we've seen have gotten everyone excited. It's just a bummer that we have to wait longer for the movie, since production has shut down because of COVID-19. Fingers crossed everything will be back to normal by June.

Mat Reeves' The Batman is still set for a release on June 25, 2021.

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