Matt Reeves Considering A Batman Trilogy

Posted 2017/07/05 0 0

Matt Reeves admits he's thinking about a trilogy but stresses the importance of the first film.


While Reeves has given some thought about what could happen in sequels, for now he's focusing on telling just one good Batman story as opposed to plotting out an entire trilogy. He explained:

“I have ideas about an arc, but really, the important thing is just to start... you have to start with one. You know, you have to start with a story that begins something. And I would be lying if I could tell you that the arcs of Apes was already planned out, because it simply wasn't; it's one of those things where that character was so potent, and the possibility was embedded from the beginning, but exactly how you've got from A to Z is not something that existed.”

Reeves was also quick to add that when he originally was approached to direct 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, neither he nor the studio saw the film as being just the second installment in a fully-fledged trilogy:

“In fact, when I came in on Dawn, the story that I wanted to tell was different from the story that they had even presented me,” he said. “And so, there are these broad ideas, I think, that sort of came to mind as Rise was created, of how that story could be told, but they weren’t explicitly laid-out. And when Mark and I began Dawn, we knew what our goals were, but we didn’t know how we were gonna get there, and I would say that that more relates to the way that I see a Batman story, is a kind of ambition for a series of stories, but really the most important thing is gonna be to tell a vital first story.”

The Batman stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon and Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke. The only specific plot information that has been revealed about the Batman movie is that it will see the eponymous protagonist battling Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke, although since Matt Reeves is reportedly re-writing the script, it's unclear if the orange and black-garbed assassin will still appear. Reeves has also expressed interest in telling a "noir-driven, detective" story that shows the audience what's going on in his head and heart. While there’s been no word yet of an exact release date, Warner Bros. is believed to be targeting 2019.