Matt Reeves is directing “The Batman” coming in 2021 with Robert Pattinson in the role. I’ve had some questions/thoughts regarding the film.
BEN AFFLECK - I know that he is no longer in the role, but with this film reportedly focusing on the early years of Batman’s career, there could still be a chance that this Batman will connect to Ben Affleck’s portrayal. Whether or not that ends up being the case is yet to be seen.
TIME SETTING - From the sound of it, “The Batman” could be taking place in the 1990s. This is strange to me. We’ve already had multiple Batman films take place in that time period. If Robert Pattinson doesn’t end up playing a younger version of Batfleck, what reason are they using for picking this time period?
VILLAINS - It has been reported that the film will be using multiple villains for the movie. But the two that keep coming up in rumors are The Penguin and Catwoman. This also seems strange because these two have already been in the same movie together. If these two do end up in the movie, I can be all right with it if there are more villains involved and we have a new kind of story to justify it. Which leads me to the next topic…
STORY - Matt Reeves has certainly taken his time if figuring out what story he wants to tell. Which I am more than ok with, he is at his best when he tells stories that are character focused and driven. Now, it has been reported that he wants to tell a story that really focuses on a mystery that Batman has to utilize his detective skills for. This is something that I think a lot of Batman live-action movies have been lacking. In terms of what kind of story that could be…I think I’ll save that for a separate post.
THE FUTURE - At one point, it had been reported that Matt Reeves was planning to launch a new trilogy of Batman films. Is this still the plan, or are we looking at a one time film?