The Lex Steel star is the subject of a new documentary about his life, “The Batman,” premiering Friday on HBO.
“The Bat,” starring the late Christopher Walken and Kate Mara, is the latest in a series of Batman movies, the first of which is expected in 2019.
The filmmaker, who won a Best Director award for “Gotham” and a Golden Globe for “Batman,” said he wanted to share the story of the actor, who died of natural causes at age 52 in May.
“I wanted to know what his life was like, what it was like for his family, and how he came to be involved in this movie,” he told Variety.
The director’s comments come a day after the Chicago Tribune reported that the police investigation into the death, in which detectives allegedly interviewed the actor’s wife, Stephanie, for about three hours last year, was shelved for months.
The paper said the interview was prompted by the actor being unable to return to the family home for Thanksgiving after his wife had a medical procedure, but the investigation is still ongoing.
The Chicago Police department has said the investigation was closed “due to the death.”
The actor, whose real name was Bruce Wayne, was in the midst of filming the upcoming Batman movie, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” when he was shot and killed.
The film will star Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight.
The actor’s mother, actress Diane Keaton, has been quoted in the newspaper saying, “I’m devastated, but not surprised.”
She also said her son would not have wanted to be a part of “The Killing Fields,” a film about the police killing of a black man.
The Batman sequel, “Bats,” is scheduled to be released in 2020.
“Batman” star and “The Bachelor” star Bruce Willis has spoken out about the case, calling the investigation “a cover-up.”
“The story that the officers and police department are trying to put out there is just ridiculous,” Willis said on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
I hope that they’re punished. “
It is a horrible story, and I hope they’re not innocent.
I hope that they’re punished.
I’m hoping that justice is served.”