The Dark Knight finds new life with actor Robert Pattinson as we prepare to witness the next episode in the saga of Gotham's famous vigilante crime fighter.
DC Comics has had a love-hate relationship with cinema, but over the years, Batman is still one of the most-watched of DC's releases. From the Val Kilmer Bats of the '90s to the recent incarnation of the superhero taking his face from Christian Bale, we've seen a lot of different manifestations of the millionaire vigilante crime fighter. Now we're going to see Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Damsel) lend his prodigious acting talent to the role. When Pattinson was announced, there was a similar outrage that he'd be given the task as when Ben Affleck was announced to occupy the bat cowl. Despite the internet outrage machine working extra-time, Pattinson's roles have shown he has a lot more depth than his initial entry to stardom in the Twilight Saga would have you believe.
What's more, The Batman is being directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and will have a star-studded cast. DC, having realized that origin stories like The Joker work well, have decided to adopt the formula for this outing of everyone's favorite vigilante detective. The studio has announced, however, that while the project will take creative cues from The Joker, it won't be related to the film. Sources state that the working title of the film is "Vengeance."
The Batman is set to hit theaters on 25 June 2021. Filming has already begun and you can check out some of the behind-the-scenes footage here.
As noted before, Pattinson will be in the titular role, although it's a surprise he was chosen. Initially, Affleck was supposed to reprise his role as the Dark Knight after 2017's Justice League, but previous commitments made the actor unavailable for the starring part. Pattinson stepped up to fill Affleck's shoes and has started training in Jiu-Jitsu to prepare for a believable role. Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road) will play Catwoman and is excited to be cast as this character. She told Variety that she intends to stay as true to the role as she can so as not to disappoint fans. As for fans, they'll probably reserve judgment till they see her portrayal, but historically, Catwoman hasn't really made that huge of a splash in her previous iterations. Paul Dano (There Will be Blood) will take the role of questioning villain The Riddler alongside Colin Farrell (In Bruges) as The Penguin. Jeffrey Wright of Westworld has been cast as Commissioner Gordon, and Peter Sarsgaard has also confirmed being part of the project, but we're not sure which role he'll take just yet.
While we don't have a solid plot outline, we're pretty sure that Matt Reeves will focus on Bruce Wayne's younger years when he was more vulnerable and relatively new to the world of crimefighting. Some sources claim we'll see less brute force, toe-to-toe violence, and more of a reflective Bats that's more dependent on his detective skills instead of his gadgets and brawn. Reeves told The Hollywood Reporter that his film would showcase Bats going up against a "veritable rogue's gallery" of bad guys throughout his career. Details about the script are still hush-hush, but we've been told that it'll be set within Gotham, with a few scenes filmed within Arkham Asylum. If you're wondering (and skipped the bit we mentioned it in above), the Batman is most definitely not a sequel to The Joker.
There have been teaser concept trailers, all fan-made. However, there hasn't been an official trailer because the filming on the project isn't done yet. Still, we're looking forward to when something drops that'll give us a glimpse into Reeves' take on Bruce Wayne's alter ego.Disclaimer : The views expressed in this article belong to the writer and are not necessarily shared by trinikid.com