As more news and developments comes out regarding Matt Reeves’ The Batman starring Robert Pattinson as a younger Bruce Wayne, fans are already eager to see what the War for the Planet of the Apes director has planned in his new take on the Dark Knight. Well, an old interview with Variety may hint at Matt Reeves bringing Robin into the fray.
In 2017, Matt Reeves made an appearance on the Playback Podcast while promoting War for the Planet of the Apes, where he was naturally asked about The Batman. During the podcast, Matt Reeves mentioned how along with his Planet of the Apes toys, he would often play with both his Batman and Robin figures. Given that he loved playing with his toys depicting Batman and Robin, some believe that this lends credence to the idea that Robin will be introduced in Matt Reeves’ film.
Nearly two months ago, it was reported that along with a Rogues Gallery of iconic villains appearing, Robert Pattinson’s Batman may be accompanied by his sidekick Robin on this new adventure. This would mark the first big screen appearance of Robin alongside Batman since 1997’s Batman and Robin, where the beloved character was portrayed by Chris O’Donnell alongside George Clooney’s Bruce Wayne.
Dick Grayson/Robin can currently be seen in DC Universe’s Titans, where actor Brenton Thwaites brings him to life.
While nothing official has been announced in terms of Matt Reeves’ The Batman casting besides Robert Pattinson, it would be interesting to see the filmmaker fulfill a childhood fantasy in bringing Batman and Robin to the big screen, the same way he played with his toys of those characters when he was younger. He already did the same thing with Planet of the Apes, why not with Batman and Robin?
Would you like to see Matt Reeves’ put his own spin on Robin? Who would you like to see Robert Pattinson fight alongside with? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in DC Films.
The Batman hits theaters June 25, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the DC Films franchise.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos