THE BATMAN Director Matt Reeves Weighs In On His Longtime Obsession With The Dark Knight

We don't know a lot about what Matt Reeves will bring to the table with The Batman, but the filmmaker talks here about what appeals to him about a superhero he views as a "tortured soul."

The Los Angeles Daily News recently caught up with War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves to discuss the release of that movie, but talk inevitably turned to The Batman. After explaining that it's too soon to talk about his take on the character, the filmmaker shed some light on why he signed up to take the helm and you'll be glad to know that he's been a Batman fan since childhood. 

"It’s a strange thing to be involved in the two franchises which were the two that I was connected to most as a child," the director told the site. "I just was obsessed with Batman when I was a kid. What I find so interesting about him as a character is that, as far a superhero goes, he’s not superhuman, he is a person. And he is a tortured soul who is grappling with his past and trying to find a way to be in a world that has a lot that’s wrong with it and trying to find a way to reconcile all of that."
 
"That is a really powerful character, in the same way that Caesar is such a powerful character."
 
We'll hopefully hear more from Reeves over the summer, but it's good to know that a fan of Batman is taking charge of this movie now Ben Affleck no longer wants to direct. What he'll bring to the table remains to be seen as it's possible that he's ditched Deathstroke and started totally from scratch. 

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