THE BATMAN Director Matt Reeves Has an Idea For a Story Arc That Will Span a Trilogy
We know that director Matt Reeves' The Batman won't be the last Batman film we see. I think fans just expect to see a trilogy of films when it comes to these kinds of characters. In a recent interview with Fandango, Reeves is asked if The Batman will launch and new trilogy for the character, and this is what he said:
"I have ideas about an arc, but really, the important thing is just to start... you have to start with one."
I'd be curious to know what this story arc is that he has in his mind. Chances are, if The Batman makes money, the fans love it, and Reeves enjoys working with Warner Bros., then he'd probably commit to following through with his story arc. Like he said, though, he's got to start with the first movie!
He goes on to use Planet of the Apes as an example with how he's looking at The Batman, saying:
"You know, you have to start with a story that begins something. I would be lying if I could tell you that the arcs of Apes was already planned out, because it simply wasn't; it's one of those things where that character was so potent, and the possibility was embedded from the beginning, but exactly how you've got from A to Z is not something that existed.
"In fact, when I came in on Dawn, the story that I wanted to tell was different from the story that they had even presented me. And so, there are these broad ideas, I think, that sort of came to mind as Rise was created, of how that story could be told, but they weren't explicitly laid-out. And when Mark and I began Dawn, we knew what our goals were, but we didn't know how we were gonna get there, and I would say that that more relates to the way that I see a Batman story, is a kind of ambition for a series of stories, but really the most important thing is gonna be to tell a vital first story."
Sounds like that's exactly what happened when he came on board The Batman. He had a completely different vision from what was being planned and now he's starting from scratch. I think Reeves coming on board is the best thing for the film. I love what he's been saying about it and how he wants to focus on the detective version of the character.
I'm so excited to see what he ends up coming up with!