Matt Reeves explains to us how he was inspired by both the violence of the Freedmen and Kurt Cobain to create his Dark Knight.
Last taste of our ten-page dossier on The Batmanto be read in the new issue of Firstavailable in kiosks and on our online store (paper and digital) from today. Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson (who plays the Dark Knight for the first time) gave us a long interview in which they reveal their vision of this new Batman. If the filmmaker already evoked with us the inspiration of Batman: Year One and the Travis Bickle of Taxi Driver (a third identity for Bruce Wayne, which is unprecedented in cinema), he also drew on other works to define the personality: ” As the playboy Bruce Wayne had already been dealt with, another angle had to be found. I began to imagine him as an aristocrat, someone who was almost of royal lineage, and to whom tragedy had happened. I was listening Something in the Way of Nirvana while writing, and little by little, I had the idea of a decadent rock star, who watches the world crumble around her “says Matt Reeves.
Which obviously changes his stature and his way of fighting compared to previous incarnations of the character: “ That meant he wasn’t going to be big, but rather thin and strong at the same time. More tactical, more agile. He trained himself, he knows exactly where it hurts when he hits someone. I wanted realistic fights, that we really feel the blows, because it is the expression of his torment interior. Anything that gets in his way must be torn down. A scene from the trailer sums it up well, the one where we see Batman electrocute a guy with his taser. I wanted Goodfellas-style brutality, when Henry Hill smashes a guy with his gun butt. In the movie, Henry is the one who introduces you to some really creepy people, but when he does that, you know he’s part of the gang now. Robert immediately understood the idea. »
The Batman on the cover of Première: “This Batman practically lives in the gutter” [exclu]
Here is the official synopsis of The Batman, in theaters on March 2: “After roaming the streets of the city as Batman and instilling fear in criminals, Bruce Wayne explored the most disreputable neighborhoods of Gotham City. Aware that he can only count on a few trusted allies – Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lieutenant James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) – among the city’s corrupt notables, the lone vigilante has established himself as the only citizen capable of obtaining revenge. When a killer preys on Gotham’s elite by masterminding sadistic crimes, a host of mysterious clues lead our masked investigator deep into the underworld where he crosses paths with Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, (Zoë Kravitz ), Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin, (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton, aka The Riddler, (Paul Dano). As he begins to gain certainty that the criminal may be in Gotham and that he now sees through his game, Batman must forge new alliances, unmask the culprit and restore justice to a city for too long in prey to abuse of power and corruption. »
The Batman: “It was important to differentiate ourselves from Nolan’s films” [exclu]