Matt Reeves, director of the upcoming Warner Brothers Batman reboot, sounds incredibly overjoyed with his relationship with WB and DC studios, and DC Studios seems pretty impressed with where Reeves wants to take the movie.
In an interview with Variety , Reeves spoke about the process of joining the DCEU. After specifically being asked about dropping out of talks initially, only to come to back to the project, Reeves revealed that both he and the studio are excited about the early development of The Batman, and believes it will be a great working relationship based on his experience so far.
I certainly hope so. Let’s put it this way. I’ve never worked with them but my experience with them so far has been really good. As I describe what I want to do, they seem really excited. So its the beginning of a journey. When I came in to do Apes, I had no idea, I had never made a studio film like that before. Even Cloverfield, though it came out through Paramount, was not really a studio film. Bad Robot had final cut so it was like making an indie, and so they were just really supportive and released the movie so it wasn’t really a studio film. These two movies, I’ve been able to make exactly the movie I wanted to make. Whatever flaws are in there are in some way we weren’t able to achieve something, I wasn’t able to pull something off, we didn’t have enough time, or whatever it is. It is also not something where I look back and go, ‘That damn studio compromise.’ So I think there’s a way in which you can work with a studio. I’ve never worked with any studio other than Fox, so its going to be an exploration for me. I’m excited to say that thus far they seem really excited about it and I suppose if we should ever come to an impasse then we’d have to resolve it one way or another. I’m very hopeful and positive about it.
So that’s it. I chose this news because it had a lot of quotations. Easy filler, baby. No need for me to type a bunch of copy. I will say this, though, in closing: It’s a good thing Reeves is taking on Batman and not Zack Snyder. I’m greatly anticipating where he takes the character because for me it might just be the first time a director makes a truly Batman Batman film, one that mirrors the best of the Caped Crusader form the graphic novels.