The Batman Co-Writer Teases the Reboot’s Emotional Story

Tomorrow, Netflix will premiere Project Power, a new take on the superhero genre penned by screenwriter Mattson Tomlin. However, Tomlin has a much bigger superhero project on the horizon as the co-writer of Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Bruce Wayne’s alter-ego has appeared onscreen more than any other comic book character, and many filmmakers have shared their interpretations. But while speaking with Den of Geek, Tomlin explained how this new version stands apart from the rest.

The reboot follows a younger Bruce Wayne, as played by Robert Pattinson. He won’t be as experienced as other incarnations of Batman. But because of this, there might be less focus on the action and more of an emphasis on Bruce’s personal growth.

“I think that Matt Reeves as a filmmaker, if you look at any of his work, whether or not it’s Let Me In or Cloverfield or the Planet of the Apes movies, he’s always coming from a point of emotion,” said Tomlin. “It’s never the big action thing. It’s always, what is this character’s soul?”

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“I think that really looking at Batman as somebody who has gone through this trauma,” continued Tomlin. “And then everything that he’s doing is then a reaction to that, rather than shy away from that, I think this film leans into that in some very fun and surprising ways. I think that’s all I can say without getting yelled at.”

The Batman will open in theaters on October 1, 2021.

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