THE BATMAN Director Matt Reeves Talks About The Film’s COVID-19 Shutdown

Director Matt Reeves and the cast and crew of The Batman were gearing-up to shift the film’s production from London to Liverpool when it was shutdown on 14 March due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Since then, the film has been on an indefinite hiatus. Reeves (who is currently in lockdown in London) spoke with Deadline, where he discussed what was currently happening with the Robert Pattinson starrer. 

”We’re not officially editing right now. We’ve actually shot a quarter of the movie and I have been pouring through dailies, looking at takes, and what’s to come.”

He’s not too sure about when the film will be back in front of cameras but stated that he wouldn’t be reworking the film’s story. 

”It’s way too early to say. I can’t imagine we wouldn’t finish in London. The situation is fluid.”

“It took me two years to work on that story, and it’s a very specific mystery noir that’s been really thought-out by me and my partners.”

When asked about whether The Batman was inspired by Frank Miller’s seminal text Batman: Year One or feature Dick Grayson andthe Flying Graysons, he replied…

”I can’t give you the answers to any of that.”

The Batman, which stars Robert Pattison, Colin Farrell, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Andy Serkis and Peter Sarsgaard was scheduled to be released on June 25, 2021. That release date is now very unlikely. 

Source: Deadline

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