Matt Reeves' THE BATMAN is Said To Focus on a Young Caped Crusader
A new piece of information has surfaced for Matt Reeves' The Batman. According to THR, the director has turned in the first act of his screenplay and it apparently focuses on a young version of the caped crusader.
I think a lot of fans figured this would be the case when we learned Ben Affleck wouldn't be back and it was reported that Reeves was looking at casting someone like Jake Gyllenhaal in the role of Bruce Wayne.
As we previously learned, Reeves is looking to make a dark noir-style film that will focus on the detective side of the Dark Knight, and he has an idea for a story arc that would span over the course of a trilogy of films. It's said that he's looking to keep the story grounded, but "will introduce at least some slight fantastical elements which fans of the hero will be familiar with."
The Penguin is said to be the main villain in the story and there's a chance we'll see a few other villains from Batman's rogue gallery pop up as well. This new film version of this Penguin is said to based on the Emperor Penguin version and he's been modeled after "a very dapper looking Richard Armitage."
It was also rumored that there might be a female version of Robin, but that hasn't been confirmed. I imagine that we'll learn more about it at Comic-Con next month. At least that's what I'm hoping for!