According to the new interview, Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” was shot 25 percent before the production was compelled to shut down.
In the context of Warner Bros’ The Batman indefinitely delay over the concern of the novel coronavirus, fans have been worried about Matt Reeves’ work and how much of the film the writer-director managed to shoot. Ultimately, the answer has been revealed by the director in an interview with Deadline.
“We’re not officially editing right now. We’ve actually shot a quarter of the movie and I have been pouring through dailies, looking at takes, and what’s to come,”said Reeves.
The new details from the writer-director mean that only 25% of the film was shot and the production could remain on lockdown for another month or two means the tentpole’s summer 2021 release could be in jeopardy.
According to Reeves, it would be “way too early” to know the next steps of the production. It was expected that the filming was moved from London to Liverpool before the production shutdown. When asked if “The Batman” might have to film outside of London to keep the cast and crew safe, Reeves responded, “I can’t imagine we wouldn’t finish in London. The situation is fluid.”
However, we can sure that one thing wasn’t changed which is the screenplay.
“It took me two years to work on that story, and it’s a very specific mystery noir that’s been really thought-out by me and my partners.”according to Reeves.
The only thing Reeves predicts will change because of the production shutdown is his approach to filming the 75 percent of the movie he still has left to shoot.
“It happens any time you shoot anything,” Reeves said. “The unexpected — happy accidents and things you didn’t quite expect: That is the lightning in a bottle for something that is alive. I would say that the changes really have to do with ‘Oh, seeing the tone of this’ with these scenes we haven’t done which connect to that part of the storyline. It feels like there might be an opportunity to explore some of that unexpected tone that we found. With these movies, you never have enough prep time, because they’re so complex and so enormous in so many ways. It also gives me a moment to think about the larger sequences that have yet to come up and how I want to realize those.”
Warner Bros. has set a June 25, 2021 release date for Matt Reeves’ “The Batman”.