Worried The Batman will be an origin story? Worry not!
Comic book movie fans like seeing Batman’s origin as much as they like seeing Spider-Man’s origin. It’s fun the first 530 times, but on that 531st time, it starts to get a tad repetitive. But that hasn’t stopped filmmakers from showing the same scenes over and over and over again. Ever since Batman Begins hits, we’ve seen various takes on the Caped Crusader’s origins. I don’t know about you, but I think I’m okay with not seeing all that for Matt Reeves’ The Batman.
Reeves has stated already in the past that this wouldn’t be an origin story. From what we know, this is relatively early in Bruce Wayne’s Batman career — roughly two years. But don’t think that Matt Reeves will abandon all thoughts of the the character’s beginnings.
“I wanted to do not an origin tale, but a tale that would still acknowledge his origins, in that it formed who he is. Like this guy, he’s majorly struggling, and this is how he’s trying to rise above that struggle,” Reeves explained to Nerdist. “But that doesn’t mean that he even fully understands, you know. It’s that whole idea of the shadow self and what’s driving you, and how much of that you can incorporate, and how much of it you’re doing that you’re unaware of.”
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I think I get a grasp of what he’s saying. I’d like to think that he’s gone through a lot of change already, but for the past couple of years, Batman has fallen into a slump, so to speak. However, the events of this film may very well change things for him going forward, ushering him into the next stage of his career.
This is something we haven’t seen much of in film. The most recent Christopher Nolan trilogy had this weird thing where Batman was really only active for a couple of years. I like the fact that Reeves is implying a richer history to come for this character…but will we see that scene in that alley where Bruce Wayne’s parents get killed?
A part of me wants it to happen just so I can laugh at it. However, as with how the MCU handled Spider-Man’s origins, I think they can mention it without actually showing it.
But what do you think about The Batman not being an origin story? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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