Thanks to a recent update from director Matt Reeves, fans will be spared the agony of watching Bruce Wayne’s origins yet again in the upcoming DC film ‘The Batman’.
Robert Pattinson dons the cowl and cape of the Dark Knight but he wasn’t originally meant to. Fellow actor Ben Affleck had been set to reprise the role he last played in ‘Justice League’, with a script he co-wrote (plus he was to direct also).
But Affleck departed the project and Matt Reeves came on board to direct and the story took on a whole new direction.
It’s been assumed that we will get to see the events that led to the character becoming Batman but Reeves has said that is not the case.
“I wanted to do not an origin tale, but a tale that would still acknowledge his origins, in that it formed who he is. Like this guy, he’s majorly struggling, and this is how he’s trying to rise above that struggle,” Reeves explained. “But that doesn’t mean that he even fully understands, you know. It’s that whole idea of the shadow self and what’s driving you, and how much of that you can incorporate, and how much of it you’re doing that you’re unaware of.”
The filmmaker also spoke about the prevalent theme of corruption in the movie:
“There’s something in there that feels very psychological, very emotional, and it felt like there was a way of exploring that along with the corruption in this place, Gotham. That feels very current. I think it always does. There’s almost no time when you can’t do a story about corruption. But today, it still seems incredibly resonant and maybe, from my perspective, maybe more so than maybe at other time.”
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