Matt Reeves recently spoke at length about his new movie, “The Batman.” The director discussed several topics, including his inspirations for the feature film. He also revealed that he had decided not to tell a cult passage from the life of the hero.
A particularly dark Batman…
After the various adaptations of the superhero story to the bat costume, we will soon be able to discover The Batman. It is this time Matt Reeves who will offer us his version of the adventures of Bruce Wayne. We will see the hero, played by Robert Pattinson, chase down a mysterious killer leaving equally enigmatic clues at his crime scenes.
The Batman promise a darker version than ever of superhero history. The first trailer for the feature film immersed us in an atmosphere reminiscent of that of Seven. And Matt Reeves recently shared his inspirations in a lengthy interview with Esquire. For his version of Bruce Wayne, he explained that he wanted “A Kurt Cobain-like Batman”. As for the tone to give to his story, he was inspired by several classics such as The French Connection, Chinatown or Taxi Driver.
… but no origin story about the hero
But Reeves also made a revelation about the plot of his story. The director explained that he had decided to do not retell the origin story of the vigilante. He justified his choice by citing simple reasons for ignoring this passage in the life of Bruce Wayne:
“We’ve seen it so many times. It’s been done too much. I knew we couldn’t do that scene again. »
Reeves wants to offer a completely new Batman
This choice means that we will certainly not be able to see in The Batman one of the most iconic scenes in superhero history. To know the moment his parents are killed in front of his eyes. We can even expect that there are simply no flashbacks to Bruce’s youth. But Reeves intends to propose anyway a Batman never seen before. Which also partly explains why his feature film is one of the most anticipated films of the year.
Anyway, it will not be necessary to wait very long before being able to discover the result. The Batman coming out March 2 in French cinemas.