August 15th, 2020 / 1 Comment


Matt Tomlin Talks Robert Pattinson #TheBatman Script

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Den of Geek recently spoke with Matt Tomlin, cowriter for The Batman screenplay and this is what he “could” say:

“It’s tough to talk about, just because you want the movie to speak for itself,” Tomlin admits. However, he’s still willing to talk in broad terms about how this version of the Dark Knight will be different from ones we’ve seen on screen in recent years.

“It’s the early days,” he says. “I think that, first of all, it’s a younger version than the most recent versions that we’ve seen.”

“I think that Matt Reeves as a filmmaker, if you look at any of his work, whether or not it’s Let Me In or Cloverfield or the Planet of the Apes movies, he’s always coming from a point of emotion, it’s never the big action thing,” Tomlin says. “It’s always, what is this character’s soul?”

“I think that really looking at Batman as somebody who has gone through this trauma, and then everything that he’s doing is then a reaction to that, rather than shy away from that, I think this film leans into that in some very fun and surprising ways,” he says. “I think that’s all I can say without getting yelled at.”

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PS. Greig Fraser was on a guest on Film Roundtable and he confirmed he’s currently in London prepping for #TheBatman

UPDATED: 15 August 2020

Matt Tomlin spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and this is what he had to say about The Batman and Matt Reeves (there may even be a slight mention about Rob):

While it’s no surprise that Tomlin can’t talk specifics about The Batman, curiously, he cannot even reveal how he teamed up with Reeves in the first place. “It’s still a crazy secret,” he says. “There are spoilers in that story.”

You largely have been attracted to original stories, but you also wrote Mega-Man for your Project Power directors and The Batman with Matt Reeves. How do you approach established IP versus an original property?

In the case of Batman, I love that character and lots of people love that character and it comes with a tremendous amount of weight and responsibility and expectation. You want to do right by people…

People didn’t realize you were working with Matt Reeves until October. What is your origin story with Matt Reeves?

I wish I could say but it’s still a crazy secret. There are spoilers in that story.

Really?

Yeah. But it’ll come out soon. We’ll have a follow-up, and then I’ll tell you the story.

How many people at Warner Bros. had to sign off before you tweeted that you were co-writing The Batman?

I had been working on it with him for a long time. And then I think they dropped the news that my name was on it when they also announced Zoë. So my name is just kind of in there, and I didn’t know that was going to happen. Nobody called me that day and said, “By the way, your relationship to the Internet is going to change forever now.” There was no heads up. There was a wondering of, “Is my name going to go in there at some point?” but I was just kind of chill and happy to be part of the process, and when it came out, it was kind of like, “I guess I can tweet about this.” But now I feel like have to be really careful about everything I tweet. It’s funny. On Twitter, people can go and look at what your likes are. And I had all of these likes that were about the original announcement of Pattinson. About people posting different art and stuff like that. And then people started to look through my likes and go, “Does that mean this villain is going to be in the movie?” I can just like this art and not have it be a thing, guys. It’s OK. It’s going to be fine (Laughs).

  • sue
    Posted on August 14, 2020

    This Batman sounds superb. Can’t wait to see Batman’s ‘soul’. Rob will deliver it beautifully, I have no doubt.

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