A Younger Bruce Wayne Will Take Over in The Batman
After months of speculation, we can finally sleep to-knight: Warner Bros.’ The Batman is coming in summer 2021.
Director Matt Reeves had been teasing fans about a release date. He will take the helm as writer and director for the upcoming summer blockbuster. (You know Reeves from directing science fiction sequels Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes.) And get this: Ben Affleck WILL NOT return as the Caped Crusader. He took to Twitter to discuss the new film:
Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life. https://t.co/GNgyJroMIO
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) January 31, 2019
Deadline also reported that The Batman is eyeing for a new leading man: this new chapter will focus on a younger Bruce Wayne. White, tall and brown-haired – how will we ever find our new Batman?!
Affleck had famously played Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016) and Justice League (2017). The first two films received harsh beatings by the press, but a sequel to Suicide Squad is also still set to be released in 2021. Affleck
In an interview with THR, Reeves noted that his take on DC’s darkest superhero will be a little different than previous films:
“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. It’s told 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.”
Look for Warner Bros.’ The Batman in theaters June 2021.
Featured Image: Featured image: Ben Affleck as Batman in ‘Justice League.’ Courtesy Warner Bros.