Matt Reeves Explains How He’s Being Inspired by Christopher Nolan


The Batman director Matt Reeves, in a recent interview with Yahoo!Movies, goes on to explain how Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan has inspired him in regards to his take on films, such as the one he’ll be doing for the upcoming Batman solo film for the DC Extended Universe.  

Reeves goes on to say he loves the fact what Nolan did for the comic book genre by making it serious, as studios nowadays tend to have a narrow band of films. He also goes on to say that he admires Nolan’s style of filmmaking, in the sense of allowing his perspective to come through in his films.

“What I love that [Nolan] did was that he took the genre seriously,” Reeves explained. “What studios are willing to make at the moment is a very, very narrow band of films. What I discovered is that this genre has the potential to be about something more. You can use the metaphors of the genre to talk about [a lot]. I think the other thing that I really admire in what [Nolan] did was knowing what it is to make a big studio film, which often can fall into that sense of committee filmmaking where there’s an anonymity to the point of view of the film. What I admire in what [Nolan] does is that, despite being a filmmaker in an enormous system, his perspective comes through,” he concludes. “That to me was very exciting, it’s always exciting when you see a film of his because of that. That’s what I feel like I’ve been trying to do, it’s trying to allow a perspective to come through despite the fact that we’re in this very large studio movie world.”

The Batman still doesn’t have an official release date, though anything is possible, as San Diego Comic Con is just around the corner and it’s been confirmed Warner Bros. will be featuring the DC Extended Universe during their panel.


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