Matt Reeves’ The Batman Inspired By 1970s Movies


The Batman director, Matt Reeves has revealed this his upcoming Batman movie is actually inspired by 1970s cinema, which I think is a terrific thing.

He revealed this during a recent interview with Esquire.

According to the article, Reeves was inspired by a lot of things when coming up with the idea of The Batman.

Those sources of inspiration included things such as 1970s cinema and even Kurt Cobain.

According to the article, some of the movies that inspired Reeves include The French Connection, Chinatown and Taxi Driver.

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Reeves then went on to reveal how Kurt Cobain was also a source of inspiration for The Batman:

Early on, when I was writing, I started listening to Nirvana, and there was something about [Nevermind song] ‘Something in the Way’, which is in the first trailer, which is part of the voice of that character. When I considered, ‘How do you do Bruce Wayne in a way that hasn’t been seen before?’ I started thinking, ‘What if some tragedy happened [ie: Wayne sees his parents murdered] and this guy becomes so reclusive, we don’t know what he’s doing? Is this guy some kind of wayward, reckless, drug addict?’ And the truth is that he is a kind of drug addict. His drug is his addiction to this drive for revenge. He’s like a Batman Kurt Cobain.

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