Nirvana’s influence on The Batman has been pretty apparent since we got our very first look at the film. During the very first DC Fandome, the event closed out with a panel on The Batman, in which Matt Reeves took to the virtual stage to talk about the film and give us our very first look at the film, a trailer that would set the internet ablaze with excitement. The trailer featured Nirvana’s “Something in the Way” and it seems the song had a heavy influence on the film behind the scenes, inspiring this adaption of Bruce Wayne.
In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, director Matt Reeves dove into what inspired him while writing the film and how he came about developing the character.
When I write, I listen to music, and as I was writing the first act, I put on Nirvana’s ‘Something In The Way.’ That’s when it came to me that, rather than make Bruce Wayne the playboy version we’ve seen before, there’s another version who had gone through a great tragedy and become a recluse. So, I started making this connection to Gus Van Sant’s Last Days, and the idea of this fictionalized version of Kurt Cobain being in this kind of decaying manor.Matt Reeves
This is definitely a side of Bruce Wayne we haven’t seen before and it is bound to be refreshing after many adaptions of the character. The Batman is currently set to release in theaters on Mar. 4, 2022.