The character of Batman has existed for over 80 years. It’s hard to pin down one iteration of the character, of course. So it is challenging for an actor to play him. Many have been tasked with wearing a cape and cowl for live-action films, with the former dusk Actor Robert Pattinson is the latest. See how he claims his looks will be “fundamentally different” from everyone who came before debuting in Matt Reeves. Batman.
Pattinson discussed his upcoming role at a recent conference
GameRant recently talked about Pattinson and Reeves’ appearance at CinemaCon. Attendees got to see some new footage from the upcoming film, as well as some interviews with the cast and crew.
In one of these interviews, Pattinson was asked why the script was so interesting when he first saw it. Outside of his close personal relationship with the character of Bruce Wayne, he talked about how he was portrayed in the film, just jumping on them. “From my first conversation with Matt, all I knew was something fundamentally different.”
Pattinson also sat down with Jennifer Lopez and Diversity To talk about the character. He said that one of the things that interests him most with his role is investigating the “troubled” nature of the man under the mask. He mentions that he doesn’t generally like to play characters that audiences see as heroes, but Batman struggles with the expectation of doing the right thing and whether or not he’s serving his good interests.
One of the film’s main comedic inspirations is the grounded crime thriller.
In another CinemaCon interview, Reeves discussed some of the film’s primary inspirations, highlighting one of them as the comics story “Batman: Year One”. Since its 1987 release, it has become a groundbreaking work for the character, especially given how different it feels from many of his other escapes. Much of this is due to its author, Frank Miller, and his unique style of neo-noir narration and groundbreaking depiction of fantasy worlds.
That said, while “year one” is an impact, Reeves says he’s splitting off parts of it. Most notably, this new film will not be an origin story, unlike “Year One” being Batman’s first year fighting crime.
‘The Batman’ will change a lot compared to previous films
While some adaptations of Batman could be called all smiles and sunshine, Batman It seems like it’s in a league of its own when it comes to how dark things can get. Based on the trailers and information that have been released so far, the new film will set itself apart from the previous films by leaning into the gray morality of Batman and his characters, though without compromising on the comic book nature of the world.
It would be a tricky balancing act to pull off, especially since the last two Batman iterations were pretty dark as well. While Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy was serious, it complemented its darker tone with a heavy dose of realism. In contrast, the older Batman seen in Batman v Superman and other movies can go dark as he kills people and shoots guns, two things not usually associated with Batman. However, it was very much on Zack Snyder’s earlier character. Batman seems to have become younger than these two, but is wielding patience.
Another notable inclusion in the film is that, reportedly, Batman will get to do some actual detective work. Batman’s status as the world’s greatest detective is integral to the character, but so many pieces ignore it almost entirely. With any luck, the new film will incorporate some fun mystery elements into its story and let the character flex his mind in addition to his wits.
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