‘The Batman’ Director Matt Reeves Says The Riddler Is Similar To The Zodiac Killer In His Film

The Zodiac Killer (Credit: Public Domain, San Francisco Police Department, Wiki Commons/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Zodiac_killer#/media/File:Zodiac-Killer.jpg)

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It sounds like “The Batman” is going to be a very sinister film.

The highly-anticipated movie from director Matt Reeves will hit theaters March 4, and millions of fans around the globe are fired up and excited. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters)

Judging from Reeves’ recent comments about the Riddler, it sounds like fans might be in for a very dark time.

Reeves told MovieMaker the following about the legendary villain’s latest version:

The premise of the movie is that the Riddler is kind of molded in an almost Zodiac Killer sort of mode, and is killing very prominent figures in Gotham, and they are the pillars of society. These are supposedly legitimate figures. It begins with the mayor, and then it escalates from there. And in the wake of the murders, he reveals the ways in which these people were not everything they said they were, and you start to realize there’s some kind of association. And so just like Woodward and Bernstein, you’ve got Gordon and Batman trying to follow the clues to try and make sense of this thing in a classic kind-of-detective story way.

For those of you reading this who might be too young to know, the Zodiac Killer was an infamous serial killer in California starting in the 1960s.

He was never caught and never identified. His true identity is considered one of the greatest mysteries in the history of law enforcement in America.

All they know for sure is that killing was done on a savage level that is almost hard to describe. Now, Matt Reeves will use the Zodiac Killer as inspiration for the villain of “The Batman.”

If that’s not enough to get you excited for what’s coming March 4, I don’t know what to tell you. It sounds absolutely awesome to me.

I can’t wait to see “The Batman,” and I’m sure most of you reading this agree with me!