The Batman Will Be a "Noir Driven, Detective" Movie According To Director Matt Reeves
Is it possible to excite a Batman fan with just three words? I think so.
Because when Matt Reeves describes his vision for The Batman as a "noir driven, detective" movie, I was overcome with excitement.
Reeves was conducting interviews on his press tour for (the supposedly excellent) War for the Planet of the Apes when he was naturally asked about his upcoming Batman film.
He said this:
"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 will hopefully connect you to what's going on inside his head and inside his heart."
That is precisely the tone I want for The Batman: A true detective movie.
Bruce Wayne is the world's greatest detective and yet most Batman movies don't show this side of the character.
The Dark Knight had some detective elements, but for the most part, Batman movies shy away from this.
A noir film could be extremely compelling and would strike a very different tone than the other DCEU films.
This diversity of genre and tone is vitally important to illustrate the breadth of a cinematic universe.
Wonder Woman succeeded as a period-piece war film mixed with Greek mythology.
Aquaman is promised as a Raiders of the Lost Ark style adventure on the high-seas with horror elements.
Detective noir Batman sounds incredible.
I feel like with the MCU there's a tendency for all the films to feel same-y. (except for Guardians)
This establishes consistency in the universe and guarantees filmgoers what kind of fare they can expect.
But I think a varied palette can go a long way.
I'm also just enthralled that Matt Reeves is working on this movie.
I loved Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and by all accounts War is even better.
Reeves even explained the similarities he saw between Caesar and Batman.
"They're both characters who are tortured and trying to grapple with in themselves to find a way to do the right thing in a very imperfect, and to some degree, corrupt world."
Either way, I'm confident Batman fans are in safe hands with him.