Matt Reeves' THE BATMAN Will Reportedly Start Shooting in November So Expect Casting News in a Few Months
For those of you wondering when exactly director Matt Reeves will start shooting The Batman, according to THR, it will go into production this November.
Earlier reports indicated that the movie would be going to production this summer and be released in 2020, but then there were reports saying that the movie wouldn’t be released until 2021 at the earliest. So, the news that the film may start shooting in November fits in with that.
This also means that we can expect some casting news within the next few months. I’m really curious to see who Reeves ends up casting in the role of Bruce Wayne and whatever other characters he plans on using.
The reason for the wait is because the studio wants to make sure that Reeves and his team have the time to develop the best possible Batman movie that they could make. It was previously explained that “they’re taking their time perfecting the script in order to position this next Batman film for maximum success.”
We don’t have a lot of concrete information regarding the story that the film will tell. But, we do know that 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."
It was also reported that The Penguin could be the main villain in the story. The 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." There are other villains in the rogue gallery that are sure to pop up as well that could include Two-Face, The Riddler, and Victor Zsasz. I like Isaac in the role of Penguin, though. That's where I'd place my bet.
When previously talking about the movie, director Matt Reeves said:
"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."
Who would you like to see in the role of Batman in Reeves’ film?