In the words of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s Bruce Wayne: “Don’t believe everything you hear, son.” The rumor about Batman’s next movie being inspired by the Batman: Year One comic storyline is false, according to the film’s writer and director, Matt Reeves.
Reeves revealed that his untitled Batman movie will not be an origin story for the Dark Knight. During a Television Critics Association panel, Reeves stated, “Year One is one of the many comic books that I love. We are definitely not doing Year One.” He also said his project is “not doing any particular [comic],” but that doesn’t mean it won’t pull inspiration from various Batman comics.
Reeves statement directly contradicts rumors that began circulating in late July that his Batman film would largely be based on Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli ‘s Batman: Year One.
The director went on to speak enthusiastically about entering the Caped Crusader’s world.
“It’s just exciting to be focused very specifically on a tale that is defining for him and very personal to him,” said Reeves. “Obviously we’re not doing an origin tale or anything like that. We’re doing a story that is definitively Batman, though, and trying to tell a story that’s emotional and yet is really about him being the world’s greatest detective and all the things that for me, since I was a kid, made me love Batman.”
As of right now, The Batman does not have a release date. The film is written and directed by Matt Reeves.
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