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Published On: Thu, Jan 18th, 2018

Director Matt Reeves has ‘worked out the story’ for ‘The Batman’ standalone film

While Ben Affleck’s future as Batman is still in question as rumors are swirling that changes will be made as the new president of DC Films at Warner Bros., Walter Hamada will seek out a face, Jake Gyllenhaal for example.

Thoughts are that Gyllenhaal will be a younger version, birthed out of the Flashpoint film with Ezra Miller.

Batman on Film reports that director Matt Reeves’ The Batman may exist outside of the DCEU and remain within its own continuity. Batman on Film makes a case that Affleck is looking to play Batman at least one more time before retiring his cowl.

Reeves stated during an interview with The Q & A Podcast that he has finally “worked out the story” and is now outlining the script.

So to summarize: nothing is known.

Reeves has been vocal about his influences for the Apes films: David Lean, Clint Eastwood, and Francis Ford Coppola. Now he points to Alfred Hitchcock, the Master himself for this next film as he told CNET:

“For me, point of view is really important. I want to make sure you are experiencing something from the perspective of the main character in the story. I’m a huge Hitchcock fan — I like the idea of being immersed in that perspective. Movies for me are about empathy. The idea is to make you, the audience, feel what the character feels.”

Reeves compared his Apes hero, Caesar, to Bruce Wayne/Batman.

“What I find so interesting about him as a character is that, as far a superhero goes, he’s not superhuman, he is a person. And he is a tortured soul who is grappling with his past and trying to find a way to be in a world that has a lot that’s wrong with it and trying to find a way to reconcile all of that. That is a really powerful character, in the same way that Caesar is such a powerful character.”

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