“He loves to explore. He’s obsessive that way,” recalls director Matt Reeves.
Paul Dano faced Robert Pattison In The Batman in 2022. And the director Matt Reeves today remembers the Dantesque filming of the final confrontation between the two men. He says he filmed “70 or 80 takes”, for request of Paul Dano.
“Paul loves to do a lot of takes, as do I. So, we spent two days on the final scene between him and Robert Pattinson. We must have easily done 70 or 80 takes. Paul loves to explore. He is obsessive in this way”, smiles Reeves in The Guardian. He then develops:
“There were all these moments where Paul was putting himself in the role of the Riddler. Suddenly he would be annoyed by something and then get angry. You never knew from one take to the next when it was going to happen. mood swing was going to happen. I was sitting there with my headphones on, trying to stifle a nervous laugh. Because he always did something surprising. And then Paul would stop and ask me, ‘C ‘Was it crazy? Was it too much?’ So I said, ‘No, it was fantastic. Let’s do another one!’
The Batman grossed $771 million worldwide. The sequel is due to be released in theaters in 2025.