The Newest Batman Movie Director Wishes the Character a Happy 80th Birthday
Matt Reeves is all set to direct the newest interpretation of the Dark Knight on the big screen in The Batman. He took some time out to wish Batman a happy birthday on Twitter with a post of Detective Comics #27. Batman is officially 80 years young!
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) March 30, 2019
Reeves, along with a host of others, is celebrating the long career of Bruce Wayne. Not much is known about Reeves’ The Batman movie. But he has given out a few details of what we can expect.
Comicbook.com notes that “When revealing details surrounding the project in September, Reeves said his DC Extended Universe entry will not serve as an adaptation of any one comic but will instead borrow from across Batman’s 80-year history.” Reeves also notes that this will be a younger Batman. Not quite “Year One”, but not a veteran, either.
The director is quite passionate about this project and its source material. “It’s just exciting to be focused very specifically on a tale that is defining for him and very personal to him. Obviously we’re not doing an origin tale or anything like that. We’re doing a story that is definitively Batman though, and trying to tell a story that’s emotional and yet is really about him being the world’s greatest detective and all the things that for me, since I was a kid, made me love Batman.”
The main questions fans have been speculating is who will play The Bat? Since Ben Affleck has put down the cape and cowl no one is sure who will pick it up next for the film. Mr. Affleck played Bruce Wayne/Batman in three movies (if you count a cameo in Suicide Squad) but never had a true “solo” outing as the hero.
Who knows what is in store for the DCEU. It has seemed to gather some steam with Wonder Woman, the breakout hit Aquaman, and Shazam! getting high praise before its release. Will The Batman fit into this newer DCEU? What do you think Matt Reeves’ The Batman story will be? Any casting ideas for a younger Batman? Let us know in the comments.