The Batman Director Matt Reeves says he wants to do a “grounded” version of Mr. Freeze in potential sequels for the movie. The Batman, which stars Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight is yet to be released but that hasn’t stopped talk about further installments.
Mr. Freeze vs Robert Pattinson’s Batman?
At a recent press event, here is what Matt Reeves had to say about the character, who’s real name is Victor Fries:
In my view, I just feel drawn to finding the grounded version of everything. So to me it would be a challenge in an interesting way to try and figure out how that could happen, even the idea of something like Mr. Freeze, that such a great story, right? I think there’s actually a grounded version of that story, which could be really powerful and could be really great. So, I love the fantastical side of Batman, but this iteration, obviously, while being, to me, I think it is very comics faithful, but I don’t think that this one is necessarily, it doesn’t lean as hard into the fantastical, I guess. But I think to me what would be interesting would be to try and unwind the fantastical and see, well, how could that make sense here? And so that’s kind of my view, how I see it.”Matt Reeves
It sounds like it would certainly be a different interpretation of the character than what fans got when Arnold Schwarzenager played the role in 1997’s Batman & Robin.
It’s also quite easy to imagine how Reeves would do a grounded version of the character. Mr. Freeze’s motivations are very easy to sympathise with. By stripping away the freeze ray and cryo-suit, the real driving factor behind the character is him finding a cure for his wife’s illness. He’s a man that is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve this goal. Something that often finds him ending up on Batman’s radar.
At Geeks Gonna Geek, we’ve actually proposed this previously. We even proposed the perfect actor for the part in Giancarlo Esposito. You can find out why we think that by reading here.
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