‘The Batman’ director teases “very emotional” story, says he’s inspired by Christopher Nolan

Last week The Batman director Matt Reeves said that the movie would be a “noir driven, detective version of Batman”, but it’ll be an emotional one as well.

“It’s my hope to tell a very emotional Batman story,” Reeves told Yahoo Movies while promoting War for the Planet of the Apes, “and I do see a very strong parallel between [Batman and Caesar] because they’re both damaged characters who are grappling to the do the right thing in a very imperfect world. A world that’s filled with all of the corruption that is human.”

Reeves has said that he’s inspired by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, but in this new interview with Yahoo Movies he mentioned another director that inspires him. One who should be very familiar to Batman fans: Christopher Nolan.

“What I love that [Nolan] did was that he took the genre seriously,” Reeves said. “What studios are willing to make at the moment is a very, very narrow band of films. What I discovered is that this genre has the potential to be about something more. You can use the metaphors of the genre to talk about [a lot].

“I think that the metaphors of both of the franchises [Batman and Apes] enable you to tell stories that have deep emotional resonance. That’s actually what excites me about it. It’s interesting because I was obsessed with both as a child, and yet there is something potentially very adult about what you can explore under the cover of that fantasy. That is what draws me to it, and that’s what I’m excited about.”

“I think the other thing that I really admire in what [Nolan] did was knowing what it is to make a big studio film,” Reeves concludes, “which often can fall into that sense of committee filmmaking where there’s an anonymity to the point of view of the film.

SOURCE: Yahoo Movies