Matt Reeves gave fans an update on his Batman film when speaking at the Television Critics Association, assuring them that it is still developing.
“We are working on getting our draft in the next couple of weeks and things are progressing,” Reeves said.
Hoping that cameras will begin rolling in the spring or early summer of 2019, Reeves added, “We have conceptual stuff going and coming into being and my head is totally in the script. In fact I’m going to be leaving right now (from the Beverly Hilton) to work on the script.”
The director also waved off rumours that his Batman would be focusing on a young Bruce Wayne, or Frank Miller’s Year One, which is one of his favourite iterations of the hero:
“I’m just excited to be focused on a tale that’s defying for him (Batman) and is very personal to him, but at the same time, we’re really–obviously we’re not doing any origin tales or anything like that –but definitely Batman, emotional, and him being the world’s greatest detective.”
This story will be set in an entirely separate universe to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, however, Reeves has described it as a “noir-driven in which Batman is investigating a particular case that takes us out into the world of Gotham.” He also revealed that he spent a lot of time reading Batman comics in order to inform his creative process – but refused to name specific titles.
As far as rumours around Ben Affleck’s departure stand – Reeves confirmed that the actor is still involved, but it is too early to talk about how.
More news on Reeves’ project when we have it.