The Batman Director Matt Reeves Explains Why A Billionaire Superhero Still Works


The Batman director Matt Reeves is a recent interview with The Daily Beast, went on to talk on the shut down of the movie due to the Coronavirus pandemic, stating that they shot about a quarter of the movie so far and they still have three quarters to go, that when it’s safe to go back, they will return.

The other topic of discussion that was brought up was if it’s still difficult to make a billionaire superhero work in today, that if he’s found that the comic book genre is also a great vehicle for investigating those sorts of larger ideas, in which Reeves had the following to say in regards The Batman:

To me, that’s the joy of working with it. You use those surface elements of it, and you explore them in a way that, I feel, they haven’t been explored yet. Nolan had a brilliant take on them, and so did Burton. Everybody has a particular take. For me, I knew that I would be coming into a history of some pretty great movies. And I didn’t want to just do a Batman film; I wanted to do a Batman film where I was allowed to explore the things that matter to me. I was really lucky that they were very excited about that take.

All those aspects you’re talking about, they all fit within a context. The movie that we’re making, which is now on pause, is absolutely made in the context of today. It doesn’t ignore any of that. I think that becomes incredibly exciting. It’s like any great tale that you can keep revisiting though the context of the times, and also through the context of human experience, and find new ways to come at the character that illuminates something that’s meaningful to you, and hopefully meaningful to an audience.

The Batman is set to be released in theaters on June 25th, 2021.


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