What do a bat and an ape have in common?

For director Matt Reeves, who helmed "War for the Planet of the Apes" and is overseeing "The Batman," it's a tortured soul. In an interview with New Trailer Buzz, Reeves discussed his approach to the highly anticipated Batman standalone movie — and the similarities between the main characters of the two films.

"I see a parallel emotionally between Caesar and Batman, in that they're both tortured and trying to sort of grapple within themselves to try and do the right thing in a very imperfect and, to some degree, corrupt world," he said. "It's really that emotionality that I'm interested."

Whereas Christopher Nolan presented a bleak, grim version of the Caped Crusader, Reeves wants to explore a different path for Ben Affleck's Batman.

"In all of my films, what I try to do, in an almost Hitchcockian sense, is use the camera and use the storytelling so that you become that character, and you emphasize with that point of view," he explained.

"There's a chance to do an almost noir-driven, detective version of Batman that is point-of-view driven in a very, very powerful way, that hopefully is going to connect you to what's going on inside of his head and inside of his heart."

"The Batman" is expected to open in theaters in 2019.