With the lack of any kind of official news on The Batman during Warner Bros.’ DC Films panel at San Diego Comic-Con International, it seems it’s open season once more when it comes to rumors on the Dark Knight’s next big screen outing.
Now, you may want to take this with a pinch of salt, but according to Revenge of the Fans, director Matt Reeves will be taking inspiration from Frank Miller and Dave Mazzucchelli’s classic 1987 story arc Batman: Year One, which details Bruce Wayne’s early days as Batman, as well as James Gordon’s introduction to Gotham City.
If true, this supports the previous report from the usually-reliable trade Deadline, which suggested that the movie will be a “reboot” featuring a younger version of The Dark Knight. And adding to that, Revenge of the Fans claims that Reeves has met with Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire, Ben-Hur) about succeeding Ben Affleck as The Bat, although the British actor won’t be taking on the role, but may appear as Harvey Dent.
Last week, a different rumor claimed that The Court of Owls and The Penguin will serve as the film’s villains, and it would be easy enough to incorporate them into a Year One-inspired story. That being said, with so many rumors about The Batman doing the rounds, it’s hard to know what to believe at this point.
via The Flickering Myth