Ever since Matt Reeves stepped into the director's chair for The Batman, there's been no concrete information on what we can expect from the film. Today, however, we learned from the director that his film will be influenced and inspired by the films of the great Alfred Hitchcock. If any comic book film could fit in with Hitchcock's filmmaking style, it's Batman!
While talking to CNET during the press tour for his upcoming film War for the Planet of the Apes., the director explained:
"For me, point of view is really important. I want to make sure you are experiencing something from the perspective of the main character in the story. I'm a huge Hitchcock fan -- I like the idea of being immersed in that perspective."
It'll be interesting to see how he incorporates the things he loves about Hitchcock into The Batman. Hitchcock was known as the Master of Suspense, and it'd be great to see a truly suspenseful Batman film.
I've always wanted to see a film noir-style Batman movie where we get to see the story really dig into him being a detective. I know some people might think that's a boring way to go, but Batman is known as "The Worlds Greatest Detective", I think it's about time he lived up to that title in the films.
Don't get me wrong, Batman has done some detective work in his films, but I'm talking about Se7en-style detective work. Comic book story arcs like Batman Unseen, The Long Halloween, Dark Victory, The Black Mirror, and Broken City. These stories relied more on his detective work than his fighting skills and would all work great with a Hitchcockian style.
Who knows what he's planning, though. He said they are just starting on developing the project, so there's a long way to go!
What kind of Batman film would you want to see Reeves make?