They seemed to be so sure about the movie's success that they sent a notice to Nolan letting him know that the new film will be outdoing his 'Batman' films.
The Batman has hit theatres worldwide. The much-anticipated reboot of the Batman franchise has been praised by audience and critics alike. There were questions about how well Robert Pattinson would fill the shoes of the actors before him. But he exceeded everyone's expectations with some critics even labeling him: "Your new favorite Batman."
But turns out the team of the film was confident in outdoing the previous Batman movies, even the 2008 hit The Dark Knight. In fact, they were so sure about the movie's success that they even sent a notice to Christopher Nolan letting him know that the new film will be outdoing his Batman films.
Speaking to Empire Magazine, producer Dylan Clark said, "I’ve said this to Chris Nolan directly: 'Look, we’re trying to be the best Batman ever made, and we’re going to try to beat you.'" Speaking of the film's director Matt Reeves, he continued, "Matt is interested in pushing this character to his emotional depths and shaking him to his core." Nolan's Batman was dark and included elements of realism with humanity in the character. Reeves, on the other hand, is making a film inspired by neo-noir elements to explore the emotional layers of Bruce Wayne beneath the facade of Batman.
This friendly competition with the Academy Award-winning director seems to have reaped great results for Reeves and the team. Nolan directed the previous Batman trilogy with the second and third films earning over $1 billion worldwide, which at the time made Batman the second film franchise to have two of its films earn more than $1 billion worldwide. It was even considered to be the best superhero trilogy to ever have been made. To take that on is no easy task.
"We’ve seen a lot of great stories about Bruce Wayne witnessing his parents’ murder and then trying to find a way to cope with that by perfecting himself into Batman," Reeves explained. "But I wanted to do a story where he’s already been through the origins and does not yet really know exactly how to be Batman. It is a Year Two story. And I wanted you to connect to him. Not only as Bruce but as Batman."
The movie has been inspired by The Batman DC comics such as Year One (1987), The Long Halloween (1996–97), and Ego (2000) that are focused more on Batman as a detective. Pattinson is joined by Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, along with Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell. With two more sequels planned, the new Batman trilogy is on its way to making history as well.