The Batman director Matt Reeves spoke to Los Angeles Daily News about his upcoming movie War for the Planet of the Apes. Naturally he was asked about his Batman project that was recently announced. Reeves said it’s still too early to say exactly what his take on the Dark Knight will be, but one thing is for sure — he’s a life long fan!

“It’s a strange thing to be involved in the two franchises which were the two that I was connected to most as a child,” Reeves said. “I just was obsessed with Batman when I was a kid. 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.”

War for the Planet of the Apes hits theaters on July 14th. I have a feeling we’ll be hearing more from Reeves about The Batman later this summer.

SOURCE: Los Angeles Daily News