Matt Reeves hopes to give The Batman a very emotional story

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Matt Reeves has been busy promoting WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, but as the director will next be helming Ben Affleck's standalone Batman film, he's obviously been bombarded with questions regarding his take on the Dark Knight. Reeves has previously spoken of his Alfred Hitchcock influence and his desire to bring the "noir-driven, detective version of Batman" to life, and in an interview with Yahoo Movies, Reeves said that he hopes to tell a "very emotional" story with THE BATMAN.

It’s my hope to tell a very emotional Batman story, and I do see a very strong parallel between [Batman and Caesar] because they’re both damaged characters who are grappling to the do the right thing in a very imperfect world. A world that’s filled with all of the corruption that is human.

Matt Reeves believes that the comic-book genre has "the potential to be about something more. You can use the metaphors of the genre to talk about [a lot]."

I think that the metaphors of both of the franchises [Batman and Apes] enable you to tell stories that have deep emotional resonance. That’s actually what excites me about it. It’s interesting because I was obsessed with both as a child, and yet there is something potentially very adult about what you can explore under the cover of that fantasy. That is what draws me to it, and that’s what I’m excited about.

Matt Reeves also admits to taking some inspiration from how Christopher Nolan approached THE DARK KNIGHT trilogy, saying that he loves that Nolan "took the genre seriously." Another aspect of Nolan's work which Reeves admires is that even while making crafting these huge movies with thousands of people contributing and executives overseeing everything, he's able to let to let his own point of view come through. Of course, having a couple billion dollar hits under your belt probably helps to give you a little freedom in that regard.

Despite being a filmmaker in an enormous system, his perspective comes through. 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.

Batman will next appear on our screens in Zack Snyder's JUSTICE LEAGUE on November 17, 2017, while Matt Reeves' WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES hits theaters on July 14th.

Source: Yahoo Movies



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