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Matt Reeves talks noir-driven stand-alone Batman film

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Story by Jack Foley

MATT Reeves has suggested that Ben Affleck’s stand-alone Batman film could be a noir-driven affair more than an all-out superhero blockbuster.

In an interview with New Buzz Trailer, the filmmaker said that he saw a lot of similarities between the way he envisages Batman and his current, critically-acclaimed release War For the Planet of the Apes.

He said: “I see a parallel emotionally between Caesar and Batman, in that they’re both tortured and trying to sort of grapple within themselves to try and do the right thing in a very imperfect and, to some degree, corrupt world. It’s really that emotionality that I’m interested in.”

He continued: “In all of [my] films, what I try to do, in an almost Hitchcockian sense, is use the camera and use the storytelling so that you become that character, and you emphasize with that point of view.

“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 of his head and inside of his heart.”

Work is only just beginning on The Batman, which was to have been directed by Affleck himself before he withdrew in order to concentrate on his performance in front of the camera.

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