Unlike some of the other ‘Batman’ sequels that focused on the hero’s rogue gallery.
During an one-of-a-kind interview with Collider’s Steven Weintraub for the 15th anniversary of Cloverfield, Matt Reeves confirmed that The Batman sequel is still within the works, despite the chaos in the back of closed doors at DC Studios. The filmmaker additionally assured fanatics that the upcoming sequel might preserve the point of interest on Robert Pattinson’s Dark Knight as opposed to setting the hero’s rogue gallery within the highlight—which units it aside from its predecessors.
While many versions of Gotham City have already proven up in theaters, Reeves’ The Batman is a unique take on the Dark Knight as it focuses greater on the character’s interior universe, instead of at the spectacle of superhero battles. In reality, the complete film is basically an intellectual opposition among Batman and the Riddler (Paul Dano). Reeves may additionally have brought iconic enemies to the movie, many of which can be widely loved—even through human beings who’ve never examine a unmarried comic book of their lives—however they in no way took the limelight faraway from Bruce Wayne.
Taking away from the titular character did manifest with Christopher Nolan, which saw his Batman trilogy overtaken via Heath Ledger’s Joker and Tom Hardy’s Bane. Even the franchise that became kickstarted by Tim Burton is in the main remembered for Jack Nicholson’s Joker, Danny DeVitto’s Penguin, or even Jim Carrey’s Riddler. Sure, Batman’s armor took the spotlight for Batman & Robin, but we are able to all agree Bat-nips are not the exceptional way to name for attention. Fortunately, as Reeves tells us, he intends to make Pattinson’s vigilante the emotional core of his BatVerse—no armor nipples required. In the director’s words:
“To me, the thing that I really feel is that I also believe that Rob [Pattinson] is so special in the role. My goal has always been to do these point-of-view stories that allow the character to always be the emotional center of the story. Because a lot of times what happens is, after you do the first one, then suddenly other Rogues Gallery characters come in, and they kind of take over, and then Batman takes a backseat sort of character-wise, or emotionally.”
We still don’t know how—or if—Reeves’ nook of the DC Universe might be related with the ten-year story currently being advanced by way of James Gunn and Peter Safran. Nevertheless, the filmmaker has a long-time period plan of what he desires to do with Bruce Wayne and Gotham City, and it’s all approximately Pattinson’s individual. That is why Reeves says, “I really suppose that thru the plan of what these stories are that I want to tell, there may be an epic sort of sweep of the development of that individual.”
Batman’s Rogue Gallery Can Be Explored in Spinoffs
While The Batman’s movies will remain centered on Bruce Wayne, Reeves additionally has distinct plans for Gotham City. For instance, he’s currently running on The Penguin, an HBO Max miniseries starring Colin Farrell as the iconic umbrella-wielding mobster. As Reeves tells us, The Penguin starts capturing this 12 months, and there are other tasks that he desires to entire in BatVerse. So, even as the theatrical releases remain targeted on Bruce Wayne’s adventure, there’s nonetheless lots that Reeves can do to explore other iconic Gotham characters.
The gorgeous new limited-edition Cloverfield 4K Ultra HD SteelBook arrives on January 17, 2023. There’s no launch window for The Batman sequel, but you may count on to examine extra from our interview with Reeves quickly. For now, check out our interview with Reeves under from earlier than The Batman was launched in theaters.
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