Reeves Talks Nolan Inspiration For “Batman”

Still doing “War for the Planet of the Apes” press rounds, filmmaker Matt Reeves has now spoken about how Christopher Nolan’s work on his Batman trilogy has had a significant impact on the way he approaches both blockbuster movies and his plans for the upcoming “The Batman” feature. Reeves tells Yahoo UK:

“What I love that [Nolan] did was that he took the genre seriously. What studios are willing to make at the moment is a very, very narrow band of films. What I discovered is that this genre has the potential to be about something more. You can use the metaphors of the genre to talk about [a lot].

I think the other thing that I really admire in what [Nolan] did was knowing what it is to make a big studio film, which often can fall into that sense of committee filmmaking where there’s an anonymity to the point of view of the film.

What I admire in what [Nolan] does is that, despite being a filmmaker in an enormous system, his perspective comes through. That to me was very exciting, it’s always exciting when you see a film of his because of that. That’s what I feel like I’ve been trying to do, it’s trying to allow a perspective to come through despite the fact that we’re in this very large studio movie world.”

Warner Bros. Pictures famously developed a reputation for studio interference in DCEU films with David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad,” which resulted in a financially successful but critically slammed feature. They were comparatively hands off with Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” which has not only made bank but also scored acclaim as well.

No word as yet regarding when “The Batman” will go into production.