Months of radio silence on Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” film was broken last week as the filmmaker discussed the project’s noir detective-centric tone, while the studio lined up a Summer 2021 release date, and Ben Affleck officially bowed out as the Caped Crusader.
Now Heat Vision has a follow-up report offering a couple of additional details. First up, the initial script for the film reportedly clocked in at a thick 160 pages, though that’s expected to be cut down as revisions on the film take place (a standard script is around 100-120 pages). They also discuss the recasting of the role:
“In terms of who will play the next Batman, a lot of mixed messages of how old the actor will be going around town. Some have said Reeves had wanted a younger person in their 20s, others have said the studio would prefer an older actor in their 30s. Let the guessing games begin… Hearing studio wants a familiar face and Reeves has his certain age in mind and that age is very specific like I said two names within 7 years of each other – the response: ‘too young, too old.'”
Reeves said earlier this week that the casting process will begin shortly. Additionally, the “Batman Beyond” rumor which sprang up earlier this week has been shot down by multiple sources at Warners reports Umberto Gonzalez.