Matt Reeves teases 'noir, detective' version of the Dark Knight in The Batman

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Jun 27, 2017, 6:41 PM EDT (Updated)

The proposed solo Batman movie from Warner Bros. has been through its fair share of shake-ups during development, but it sounds like director Matt Reeves has an interesting vision for his version of the Dark Knight.

While speaking to New Trailer Buzz, Reeves teased a smaller Batman story that turns the spotlight on Bruce Wayne’s detective skills — an angle we’ve never really seen on the big screen before. If anyone can follow up Christopher Nolan’s fantastic Bat-trilogy, it’s Reeves. He’s done amazing things with the revived Planet of the Apes franchise, and early reviews for the latest installment War of the Planet of the Apes have been phenomenal.

Here’s the choice except from Reeves’ comments:

“There’s a chance to do an almost noir driven, detective version of Batman that is point-of-view driven in a very very powerful way, that will hopefully connect you to what’s going on inside of his head and inside of his heart.”

With Justice League on the way later this year, Warner Bros. has a real chance to ramp things up creatively with the DCEU. Wonder Woman was great, and there are high hopes that Justice League will keep that momentum moving. James Wan’s Aquaman looks fascinating, and if Reeves can actually get this Batman project off the ground, the DCEU could quickly start throwing some punches at the MCU over the next couple of years.

What do you think? Is Reeves heading in the right direction?

(Via New Trailer Buzz)