THE BATMAN Will Be an 'Almost Hitchcockian' Noir Detective Story

Photo from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" set
Credit: Clay Enos (Warner Bros.)

Matt Reeves, director of the tentatively titled The Batman has offered some insight into his vision for the film, which is to be Ben Affleck's solo debut as the hero, saying he's drawing on the films of Alfred Hitchcock as inspiration.

"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," Reeves told New Trailer Buzz. "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."

Reeves' latest film, War for the Planet of the Apes, is due out in theaters July 14. Reeves compared its hero, the ape Caesar, and Batman's emotional arcs, saying "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."

The Batman has not received an official release date.

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