There was a sense of excitement in the air when director Matt Reeves confirmed that The Batman would start filming later this year. However, the latest information suggests that this may not be the case. Variety film reporter Justin Kroll recently took to Twitter with some new details. In his post, he notes that the Dark Knight’s reboot may film next year due to script changes.
Here’s a small BATMAN update for you: hearing the script is still being polished up and that there’s a possibility shooting begins at the top of 2020 instead of fall 2019. Which means it’ll probably still be a minute before we find out who the next Caped Crusader will be
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) May 2, 2019
Earlier this year, Warner Bros. confirmed an official release date for The Batman. But with these new details, it’s hard to tell if it will still make that date. Neither Reeves nor Warner Bros. have responded to Kroll’s update. But perhaps the director and his writing team will take their time to bring back the Dark Knight the right way.
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Reeves explained what he wanted his vision with the hero while speaking to The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year.
“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. (The narrative is) very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation.”
For the moment, The Batman is set for a June 2021 premiere. If that changes, we’ll let you know.
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