Matt Reeves teases his Batman movie

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 August 2018
Matt Reeves

Matt Reeves

According to director Matt Reeves, his Batman movie will take elements from all of his favourite comic books

Matt Reeves says his Batman movie will take elements from all of his favourite comic books.

The 52-year-old director has given fans of the franchise an update about his new movie, saying it will not be based on one single comic book - like Frank Miller's 'Year One' story - and that a first draft should be completed in the next few weeks.

He explained to Deadline: "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."

The director also reaffirmed that Ben Affleck - who replaced Christian Bale as Batman - "is still involved" with the movie, although he refused to reveal to what extent.

Meanwhile, Ben - whose future with the Batman franchise has been the source of much speculation - reportedly wants to appear in a family-friendly role.

The actor has kids Violet, 12, Seraphina, nine, and Samuel, six, and he's keen to star in a film they can all enjoy.

A source recently said: "He's searching for a role in a fun, PG movie ... He wants to be his kids' hero."

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