To Reeves and Clark’s credit, “The Batman” so far looks like a legitimate banger, though it comes to a point where there have already been two different cinematic Batmen in the last decade alone. It helps that Reeves’ film avoids rehashing the origins of the Caped Crusader for the umpteenth time in favor of telling a story that has often been overlooked in the Batman movies: What Bruce Wayne looked like when he was still getting the hang of it. his crime-fighting concert?
As Reeves told Empire:
“We saw a lot of great stories about Bruce Wayne witnessing his parents murder and then trying to find a way to deal with it by perfecting himself in Batman. But I wanted to do a story where he already went through the origins and didn’t don’t know exactly how to be Batman yet. It’s a year two story. And I wanted you to connect with him. Not just as Bruce, but as Batman. “
The trailers for “The Batman” look a lot like a grimy David Fincher-style serial killer thriller where the main character is Batman, which is also refreshing and similar to how Nolan approached the franchise, especially with “The Dark Knight” (which, as has long been pointed out, is basically like a re-imagining of Michael Mann’s “Heat,” only with the Caped Crusader and the Joker as hero and villain). Reeves can still get over our collective Bat fatigue after all.
“The Batman” hits theaters March 4, 2022.