Poor Matt Reeves. The dude probably can’t leave his house without someone asking him about The Batman. In the queue for Starbucks – The Batman. Picking-up a newspaper – The Batman. Using a urinal in a public restroom – The Batman.
So he was never going to make an appearance at the Television Critics Association without someone asking him about…The Batman.
Here’s what he had to say:
We are working on getting our draft the next couple weeks… right now, my head is totally into the script. Right now, I’m going to be leaving here to go back to work on the script.
There are ways in which all of this connects to DC, to the DC universe as well. We’re one piece of many pieces, so I don’t want to comment on that, except to say that I’m focused very specifically on this aspect of the DC world.
We’re not doing any particular [comic]. Year One is one of the many comic books that I love. We are definitely not doing Year One. It’s just exciting to be focused very specifically on a tale that is defining for him and very personal to him. Obviously we’re not doing an origin tale or anything like that. We’re doing a story that is definitively Batman though and trying to tell a story that’s emotional and yet is really about him being the world’s greatest detective and all the things that for me, since I was a kid, made me love Batman.
I’ve talked about making it a very point of view noir-driven definitive Batman story in which he is investigating a particular case and that takes us out into the world of Gotham. I went on a deep dive again revisiting all my favorite comics. Those all inform by osmosis. There’s no continuation of the Nolan films. It’s very much trying to find a way to do this as something that for me is going to be definitively Batman and new and cool.
The above quotes tell us very little other than the script is nearing competition. I like the fact that he’s aiming to make a noir-driven Batman movie. I’m cool with that. The Ben Affleck question still hasn’t been addressed – even though it’s highly likely that he’s gone, baby, gone.