When Ben Affleck was announced to be the next Batman, fans were skeptical, but when he arrived in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, they wanted to see more. Well, then Warner Bros. announced The Batman, the first Batman solo film in the DCEU, one that would be directed, written, and starring Ben Affleck. However, after there were disagreements between WB and Affleck as to how long it was taking to nail down the script, Affleck pulled out of writing and director duties, and Matt Reeves took his place.
Reeves is getting a lot of fame because of his take on Planets of the Apes, which the third is going to be coming out soon, and it’s already being declared a masterpiece. Because of this, people are wondering what his take on The Batman will be. Batman-News found an interview where Reeves revealed his vision:
“I want to do a very point of view-driven — you know, this film and with all films what I try to do in an almost Hitchcockian sense is to use the camera and use the storytelling so that you become the character and you empathize with that point of view, and I think there’s a chance to do an almost Noir-driven, detective version of Batman that is point-of-view-driven in a very, very powerful way that hopefully is going to connect you to what’s going on inside of his head and inside of his heart.”
He also notes that he’s as big of a Batman fan as he was of the original Planet of the Apes saga. And you saw what he did with that film, so imagine what he’ll do with The Batman.