THE BATMAN Director Matt Reeves Shares His Surprising Comic Book Inspiration For His Brutal Take On The Hero

THE BATMAN Director Matt Reeves Shares His Surprising Comic Book Inspiration For His Brutal Take On The Hero

Talking during last night's stellar DC FanDome panel for The Batman, director Matt Reeves shared his main comic inspiration for the movie, and it probably won't be what you're expecting. Check it out...

Up until this point, most fans have assumed that The Batman will take inspiration from comic books like "Year One" and "The Long Halloween," and while that's certainly still possible, co-writer and director Matt Reeves actually singled out a very different title during the movie's DC FanDome panel.

Asked specifically which comic books have influenced The Batman, Reeves indicated that Darwyn Cooke's Batman: Ego inspired much of what will end up on screen. 

"I wanted to get into the mindset of the character, and I wanted to think of the psychology," he explained. "For me, I think one of the cool deep dive ones was Ego. He's confronting the beast that is Batman and it's that kind of duality. There's a lot in what it's trying to do in the story about him confronting the shadow side of himself and the degree to which you have self knowledge."

"You're able to understand his motivations, but Batman [is broken] and why he's doing all of these things for the reasons that he thinks is right and that have a heroic sort of grounding in them," Reeves continued. "There's also many things that are driven by the parts of himself he doesn't yet know, and so I would say that that kind of sort of psychological union, that sort of version is very much connected to the vision from Darwyn Cooke's Ego."

We're clearly going to explore Batman's damaged psyche in this movie, and what's interesting about Ego is that it sees Bruce Wayne and Batman come head to head over their past. Based on the way the Dark Knight acted in that trailer for The Batman, he's a man on the edge and definitely has some anger issues.

Are you excited for Reeves' take on the Caped Crusader?

DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
THE BATMAN: DC Comics Artist Jim Lee Shares An Incredible Sketch Of Robert Pattinson's Dark Knight

THE BATMAN: DC Comics Artist Jim Lee Shares An Incredible Sketch Of Robert Pattinson's Dark Knight

The Batman is still shooting ahead of its planned 2022 release, and DC Comics artist and Publisher/CCO Jim Lee has now shared another sketch revealing his take on Robert Pattinson's Caped Crusader...
JUSTICE LEAGUE's Joe Manganiello Talks Missing Out On Superman; Teases Mysterious Zack Snyder Project

JUSTICE LEAGUE's Joe Manganiello Talks Missing Out On Superman; Teases Mysterious Zack Snyder Project

Joe Manganiello will reprise the role of Deathstroke for Zack Snyder's Justice League, and talks here about missing out on playing Superman, and working with Snyder on a mysterious new project.
THE BATMAN: Badass New Look At The Batmobile Revealed On Upcoming Merchandise

THE BATMAN: Badass New Look At The Batmobile Revealed On Upcoming Merchandise

Ahead of CCXP kicking off today, some merchandise for The Batman has been revealed which features a badass shot of the Batmobile Robert Pattinson's Caped Crusader will take control of in the 2022 movie.
Latest Headlines
PLASTIC MAN: Female-Led Spin On The DC Comics Property In The Works At Warner Bros.

PLASTIC MAN: Female-Led Spin On The DC Comics Property In The Works At Warner Bros.

We first heard about a Plastic Man movie being in the works around two years ago, but it's now been revealed that the project is back in development with a female-led spin put on it. So, Plastic Woman?
ATTACK ON TITAN Exclusive: Voice Actress Jessica Calvello Discusses Hange's Character Balance And Perseverence

ATTACK ON TITAN Exclusive: Voice Actress Jessica Calvello Discusses Hange's Character Balance And Perseverence

The final season of Attack on Titan is premiering on Monday, and we chatted with Hange actress Jessica Calvello ahead of the release about the character's balance between darkness and light. Check it out!
New WANDAVISION Poster Spotlights The Loved-Up Avengers In Their '50s Sitcom Reality

New WANDAVISION Poster Spotlights The Loved-Up Avengers In Their '50s Sitcom Reality

A new promo poster for the upcoming WandaVision Disney+ series has debuted on social media, featuring Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) in their black-and-white sitcom setting.
HAWKEYE: 8 Characters Confirmed To Appear In The Disney+ Series (And 2 Rumored)

HAWKEYE: 8 Characters Confirmed To Appear In The Disney+ Series (And 2 Rumored)

With Marvel Studios assembling an epic cast for its Hawkeye TV series, we've rounded up a list of the characters confirmed to appear, along with two big names expected to also join the MCU next year!
WE CAN BE HEROES: Check Out The Full Trailer For Robert Rodriguez's New Superhero Adventure

WE CAN BE HEROES: Check Out The Full Trailer For Robert Rodriguez's New Superhero Adventure

Netflix has released a full trailer for Robert Rodriguez's "spiritual sequel" to The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, We Can Be Heroes. See The Heroics and their kids in action after the jump...
STAR WARS And MOON KNIGHT Star Oscar Isaac To Play Solid Snake In METAL GEAR SOLID Movie

STAR WARS And MOON KNIGHT Star Oscar Isaac To Play Solid Snake In METAL GEAR SOLID Movie

It's seemingly been stuck in limbo for what feels like forever, but the planned Metal Gear Solid movie just took a huge step forward with the news that Oscar Isaac is set to play Solid Snake...