Greig Fraser, the prolific cinematographer of such films as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Zero Dark Thirty, and the upcoming Dune movie, revealed a sliver of information about Matt Reeves’ highly-anticipated The Batman film. In a new interview, Fraser said The Batman is a character-driven film about Alfred Pennyworth and Bruce Wayne.
In an extensive interview with Collider, Fraser made it clear that he wasn’t allowed to share too much about The Batman at this time, but he did let one important detail slip:
“What I will tell you is what some of the actors have gone away and said: it is a character-based movie about Andy Serkis’ character and Robert Pattinson’s character. And it’s a very, very good script, like all of Matt’s scripts. It’s very good. Its very well thought out. and we’re having a ball making it.”
Andy Serkis will play Alfred in the upcoming film and Robert Pattinson stars as Bruce Wayne. It should come as no surprise those who have seen Reeves’ recent Planet of the Apes trilogy that the writer/director would be focused on a character-driven story arch for The Batman.
Fraser added that working on a film like The Batman, a property that so many fans are already so invested in, is, “a lot of pressure.” He added, “I don’t think Matt takes non-pressure movies.”
The Batman is currently still in production. The film is schedule to hit theaters on October 1st, 2021. Stay tuned to Conskipper for complete coverage of this exciting new project as soon as it breaks!