Are you sick and tired of Batman using large caliber guns to blow away the bad guys, as seen in Batman Vs Superman? As seen in pretty much every image of Batman for Justice League? Seriously, when has Batman ever used guns to shoot bad guys, except in Frank Miller’s often rank adaptations?
Well good news, because Matt Reeves, director for the solo Batman film, who took over after Ben Affleck left the chair, says that his Batman will be more similar to the detective version, as often seen in the comic books and graphic novels.
In an interview with New Trailer Buzz about his latest film, War for the Planet of the Apes , Reeves spoke about his vision for Bruce Wayne in The Batman:
“I think 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 is hopefully going to connect you to what’s going inside of his head, and inside of his heart.”
Cool. A Batman with a brain and heart. That might make for the first time we’ve seen such a combination on the screen. After all, Tin Burton’s Batman films were hardly neo-noir. In fact I’m not sure what they were/are. And Burton’s Batman wasn’t much of a detective. I won’t even mention the next two films, but instead skip over to Nolan’s creations, which were once again very light on the detective work, with Batman often reverting to a second-tier character within his own movies. Certainly, no detective Batman is to be found in either of those three films. So this may be the first Batman that lightens up on the ass-kicking in favor of a more cerebral Caped Crusader. I just wonder how well that’ll play sandwiched between Zack Snyder’s violent, car-gun-toting vigilante.