Frequent Matt Reeves Collaborator Has Seen Stuff From The Batman: 'It’s Pretty Darn Awesome'

Robert Pattinson in The Batman

Michael Giacchino, famed composer and frequent Matt Reeves collaborator, apparently pals around with the director in real life because he revealed at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend that he’s been one of the people who has seen some of the things related to Reeves already-announced upcoming film The Batman, which is expected to go into production early next year.

In fact, he called what he’s seen so far “pretty darn” awesome, elaborating:

Matt [Reeves] and I worked on Planet of the Apes together, we made Cloverfield. Matt is really big, Matt’s amazing. So, Matt wanted me to tell you that he’s working very hard to make a good movie… I’ve actually been able to see a few things that he’s showed me that he’s working on and it’s pretty darn awesome. It looks really, really amazing.

At a panel CinemaBlend attended, Michael Giacchino was also asked if he’ll actually be doing the composing for The Batman, to which he seemed positive about the prospect, although it seems as if there’s nothing written in stone right now—or at least he’s not willing to say anything about it. He said about taking the gig:

I don’t know. We’ll see. I just know that my friend is working really hard right now. Anyway, I’ll say that.

As a final nod to his friend, Michael Giacchino asked the audience to holler, “Hey Matt, don’t screw up our Batman movie,” to which they obliged so he could send it off to Matt Reeves.

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Given Ben Affleck is leaving the DCEU and Robert Pattinson is taking over the Batsuit, there's a lot riding on The Batman just in terms of bringing a box office winner to the big screen. So while this bit was funny ribbing between two friends, it's also likely a true refrain from fans.

Matt Reeves and Michael Giacchino have worked together for a considerable time. Their partnership started with Cloverfield back in 2008, it continued with both Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War For The Planet of the Apes. The two also collaborated on Let Me In, which came out back in 2010.

They are overdue to work together again and the rumor mill has indicated it could happen, even if Giacchino hasn’t said anything yet. Still, he’s at least some of what’s coming and that’s more than most people can say. In the meantime, the composer is also working on Taika Waititi's Hitler movie Jojo Rabbit. His current movie, Spider-man: Far From Home, is still in theaters.

There's still plenty of time for big reveals related to the Caped Crusader's upcoming solo movie. The Batman isn’t expected to come out until 2021, June 25 to be exact. In the meantime, you can see what all DC and Warner Bros. have in the works with our full guide to upcoming movies.

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