Jacqueline Durran, the Oscar-nominated costume designer, was recently interviewed by Deadline about her current film ‘Little Women’. During the interview, which largely focuses on her work on the films ‘1917’ and ‘Little Women,’ Durran offered just a little bit regarding her next major project, ‘The Batman’. When asked about the upcoming superhero film, she shared this:
I think it’s all about new worlds, really. What Matt Reeves’ Gotham is going to look like, and what the world that he’s creating around Batman is going to be, working that out—working out the characters, and the logic of that world—that’s the attraction of it. It is like a myth, isn’t it? It’s something that just repeats, and you can repeat it because you can change it—just like ‘Little Women’ is changing, depending on which era we’re making it.
While there isn’t really any new information revealed in this article, it’s interesting that Durran is making comments about the world-building that director Matt Reeves is setting up in the upcoming film. We have seen in various incarnations of the Batman mythology that Batman’s world can be everything from the surreal nightmare of Tim Burton’s ‘Batman Returns’ to just… Chicago in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight.’ It will be interesting to see where Reeves lands on the look and feel of Batman’s world.
The film, rumored to be titled ‘The Batman,’ includes Robert Pattinson as Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, and Paul Dano as The Riddler and is scheduled to arrive in theaters on June 25, 2021.