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Interview with EmpireThis was posted by director on Saturday, 18 December 2018. Matt Reeves talked about how late Nirvana frontman and ’90s music icon Kurt Cobain inspired his adaptation of the comic book character in the new film, which is set for release on March 4. 

“When I write, I listen to music, and as I was writing the first act, I put on Nirvana’s ‘Something In The Way,'” he said, referring to the grunge rock group’s 1991 song, which Cobain wrote about a fictional person living under a bridge, and which appears in the trailers for Batman.

That’s when I realized that Bruce Wayne doesn’t have to be the same playboy Bruce Wayne we know, but there was another Bruce Wayne who had suffered great loss and became a recluse. The connection was made. Gus Van Sant‘s The Last DaysReeves spoke out in reference to 2005’s film loosely inspired by Cobain’s personal life. “And the idea that this fictionalized Kurt Cobain is being in such a decaying state.”