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Director Matt Reeves has a grand idea for just who Batman will be in his standalone movie

June 19th, 2017 by Marc Comments

While War For The Planet Of The Apes director Matt Reeves’ Batman movie is still some way away, the director seems to have a very definite idea of what his Batman will be in it.

Currently promoting the new Apes movie, Reeves has been talking about The Batman too and, while being pretty clear that he’s not prepared to get too into it as Apes is his current concern, he has dropped a very cool bit of information: “Look, I’m just starting Batman because literally, as I just said, we finished [War for the Planet of the Apes] about a we ago and now we’re publicizing it,” Reeves said.

“So, we haven’t even begun on Batman. For me, what’s always important is to try and find a personal way in. In that way, I do feel like I relate to actors. It’s about understanding emotionally, the way something is. I see this parallel between Caesar and Batman, really, which is this idea of these characters who are grappling with their own struggle and trying to do the right thing in an imperfect world and, so, I do really relate it to that kind of idea.”

In comparing Batman to other fictional figures, it doesn’t get any grander that Caesar – the leader of the apes struggling to keep the world together while he’s being forced into a war that he doesn’t want but is more than prepared to fight.

Given the early reports we’re hearing on War For The Planet Of The Apes, we’re expecting Reeves to deliver something grand for Batman because he’s just as comfortable with the personal as he is with the grand… and that, in a nutshell, is what a proper Batman story needs.

Source: Comicbook

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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