“The Batman” Nabs “Dune” & “Rogue One” DOP

Oscar-nominated Australian cinematographer Greig Fraser (“Rogue One,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Lion”) has come onboard to serve as director of photography on Matt Reeves’ “The Batman”.

Reeves and Fraiser previously teamed on 2010’s “Let Me In,” a remake of “Let the Right One In” and considered one of the best remakes of recent years. Fraiser is currently at work lensing Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” film.

Robert Pattinson stars as the Dark Knight in the film and producer Michael Uslan recently spoke about that casting at Germany’s CCXP Cologne convention:

“My position is this: trust the filmmaker and give the filmmaker, and the filmmaker’s vision, the benefit of the doubt. Then wait ’til you see the movie. The star of the ‘Batman’ movies is Bruce Wayne. Batman is the star. Batman is who everyone wants to see, along with the supervillains, so how does a filmmaker make the choice of which actor to cast? And I think the real key question for fans, and for all of us to focus on, is the filmmaker.

So we’ve seen the genius of Tim Burton, we have seen the genius of Christopher Nolan. The question becomes: is there a filmmaker who you see has a knowledge of a character, has an understanding of a character, a passion and a love for the character? Does that filmmaker have a vision for the character? And if so, does he or she, do you believe, know how to execute that vision? And if you can answer those questions successfully, then for me, my role is to become the world’s number one cheerleader. And you have to trust in your filmmakers.”

“The Batman” is slated for a June 25th 2021 release.

Sources: THR, The Playlist