Okay, that headline is a bit misleading. It's more like he wants to capture the noir of the '40s. Batman probably won't be in a trenchcoat and wearing a hat. Probably. 

The truth is, we don't know much about Matt Reeves's upcoming Batman movie. We know it's called The Batman. and that's about it. 

Recently, Reeves sat down with The Hollywood Reporter and discussed his career, what he's working on, and finally gave us some juicy details about The Batman

"It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation."

It's obvious Reeves loves Batman. He even has this Batman cartoon on his wall to remind him that the heart of the story is about a man dealing with loss. 


But what better way to show the character's human side than a great antagonist

Reeves had this to say about the potential for casting bad guys within the Batman universe: 

"There will be a Rogues Gallery. The casting process will begin shortly. We're starting to put together our battle plan. I'm doing another pass on the script and we'll begin some long-lead stuff to start developing conceptual things"

Honestly, this makes me both excited and worried about The Batman.

Matt Reeves has built his career around taking complicated projects like Planet of The Apes and Cloverfield and exceeding expectations. He's one of the best working filmmakers when it comes to creating tension and handling complex set pieces, so having him handling Batman seems like a no brainer. 

Still, knowing that there will be several villains makes me worry.  Movies like Spider-Man 3, while still directed by a master filmmaker, became nonsense thanks to juggling too many villains and never capturing that existential dread you get when seeing a truly classic enemy face off with the hero on screen. 


While these are valid fears, I think Reeves's proven track record gives me hope that he's the right person to deliver the rogues gallery we have been waiting for. I especially want to see some of the more obscure Batman villains incorporated into the mix like Arnold Wesker's Ventriloquist, Lady Shiva, and Clayface. 

So color me amped off the charts to take a look at what Reeves has to offer. 

Are you excited for The Batman

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