Comic-Con Crowd To Matt Reeves: ‘Don’t Screw Up Our Batman Movie’
The DC live-action universe has been a fascinating place since its inception, and has featured a mixture of victories and losses. Zack Snyder's vision kickstarted the DCEU with Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as he introduced Henry Cavill's Superman and Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne to audiences. Unfortunately, the latter actor has already hung up the cowl and cape, no longer appearing in the solo flick The Batman.
Matt Reeves is tasked with helming the Batman movie, and recently cast Robert Pattinson to play the Caped Crusader. The pressure is on for the Cloverfield director to deliver with the long gestating project, as the Batman is one of the most popular superheroes ever. And the crowd at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 made sure to tell Reeves not to mess it up. In fact, there's video to prove it.
The people have spoken, and they don't want Matt Reeves screwing up his opportunity with The Dark Knight. And considering how long The Batman's development process has already been, moviegoers are going to have some trepidation going into theaters.
This video comes from Matt Reeves' personal Twitter page, which he uses to communicate directly with the rabid DC fandom. The video sees a crowd in Comic-Con's historic Hall H making their plea to the director. While Reeves wasn't personally presenting anything (I wish), the clip was actually sent to him from within this year's convention. And Reeves seems to have a good sense of humor about it.
Matt Reeves has been attached to The Batman for a number of years, after Ben Affleck dropped out of the director's seat (but before he dropped out of the role). But the project only recently started moving forward, with Robert Pattinson's casting revealing that Reeves and the studio are still moving forward. Just what the developing blockbuster contains is a mystery, but it'll introduce a whole new Bruce Wayne to audiences.
There have been some rumblings about Matt Reeves' ideas for The Batman, and they do seem notably different than the character's last incarnation. The report indicates that his version of Batman will be more green and hopeful than the jaded version we got from Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman. What's more, the project will put a special highlight on the hero's ability as a detective, and may feature a few villains from his iconic rogues gallery.
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There have been plenty of live-action versions of Batman throughout the years, starting with the iconic Adam West. But none of them have really zeroed in on the character's work as a detective. After all, he's billed as the world's greatest. This was an aspect of the character that was utilized during the Arkham video games, but would be a first on the big screen.
While Matt Reeves seems amused by his video from the Comic-Con constituents, there is a distinct possibility that The Batman will face backlash. The past few years have demonstrated how passionate the fans are-- sometimes to a fault. Let's hope he doesn't end up the victim of trolling, regardless of the movie's contents.
The Batman is currently set to arrive in theaters on June 25th, 2021. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.