With War for the Planet of the Apes just about here, attention is turning to the new Batman movie.
Fandango caught up with director Matt Reeves who lets it be known he actually has ideas for a new Batman movie trilogy.
“I have ideas about an arc, but really, the important thing is just to start… you have to start with one,” he said. “You know, you have to start with a story that begins something. And I would be lying if I could tell you that the arcs of Apes was already planned out, because it simply wasn’t; it’s one of those things where that character was so potent, and the possibility was embedded from the beginning, but exactly how you’ve got from A to Z is not something that existed.”
Matt Reeves continues with mention how the Apes movies’ stories were fluid, which is probably how the Batman trilogy will play out.
“In fact, when I came in on Dawn, the story that I wanted to tell was different from the story that they had even presented me,” he said. “And so, there are these broad ideas, I think, that sort of came to mind as Rise was created, of how that story could be told, but they weren’t explicitly laid-out. And when Mark and I began Dawn, we knew what our goals were, but we didn’t know how we were gonna get there, and I would say that that more relates to the way that I see a Batman story, is a kind of ambition for a series of stories, but really the most important thing is gonna be to tell a vital first story.”
As noted, with Matt Reeves having ideas for at least three new Batman movies, it sounds like he wants to be involved with Batman and the DCEU for the long haul.
The Batman movie presently has no release date and will star Ben Affleck. Production will start following War for the Planet of the Apes, which gets released July 14th.