Director Matt Reeves is gaining an advantage from this pandemic delay, by allowing more time to finish The Batman, the forthcoming remake starring the Dark Knight.
More Pre-Production Time!
It wasn’t the Joker that shut down The Batman, it was the coronavirus pandemic. But as Reeves and crew were put on break, it’s giving them some more planning time.
When asked if The Batman would relocate from London, Reeves says, “It’s way too early to say. I can’t imagine we wouldn’t finish in London. The situation is fluid.”
Reeves has been going through dailies from what they’ve shot already and insists that he has no plans to re-write anything that he’s already written.
“It took me two years to work on that story, and it’s a very specific mystery noir that’s been really thought-out by me and my partners.”
Reeves says this downtime will help him look again at “the tone of things. It happens any time you shoot anything. The unexpected — happy accidents and things you didn’t quite expect: That is the lightning in a bottle for something that is alive. I would say that the changes really have to do with ‘Oh, seeing the tone of this’ with these scenes we haven’t done which connect to that part of the storyline. It feels like there might be an opportunity to explore some of that unexpected tone that we found. With these movies, you never have enough prep time, because they’re so complex and so enormous in so many ways. It also gives me a moment to think about the larger sequences that have yet to come up and how I want to realize those,” adds Reeves.
Now Reeves may be trying to spin this positively, but we’re going to take whatever good news we can find these days. With shooting halted on The Batman, its good to hear director Matt Reeves is making the most of this extra time to hammer out some kinks.
A period of Suspension!
The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, aka Bruce Wayne. He is followed by a crew that involves Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler. Also, some like John Turturro as Carmine Falcone Mob Boss, Colin Farrell as The Penguin, and Andy Serkis as Alfred. Work on The Batman has been suspended indefinitely for some time. And no one knows when it will start up again.
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