With productions shut down it remains up to various members of cast and crew, out doing the rounds for other projects, to keep interest levels up. Hollywood writer Mattson Tomlin is out doing marketing for his Netflix movie Project Power. He is also the co-writer on upcoming DC movie The Batman.
Details of the plot are being kept pretty secret right now, however he did speak to Den Of Geek and promised an in-depth look at the psychological make-up of Bruce Wayne:
“It’s the early days. 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. 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. I think that’s all I can say without getting yelled at.”
Next he appeared on ComicBook.com and talked through the COVID-19 delays and the impact on filming. No script changes were made but location changes were forced and the result is more studio work:
“I mean, the movie is the movie, and I think that right now the plan is to just execute that vision. They were quite a ways into shooting as it was. And so it really is just how do you finish safely? How do you make sure that everybody can show up for work and then go home and all be okay?”
It’s expected the first footage from the movie, and potentially a teaser, will screen at the DC FanDome in a week.
The Batman opens in cinemas on October 1st 2021.