The Batman director Matt Reeves and star Robert Pattinson expressed interest in seeing Mr. Freeze and Robin appear in potential sequels.
Matt Reeves’ The Batman is set to unleash open cinemagoers in less than a month. The highly-anticipated DC reboot will reinvent the character for the big screen, making The Dark Knight more grounded and realistic than ever. While the film still hasn’t been released yet, audiences are already wondering what’s next for everyone’s favorite superhero. At a recent press event for the Robert Pattinson film, Collider was on hand to hear Reeves discuss the potential future of the character and the villains he could take on.
The director opened by revealing that he would be interested in tackling a grounded version of Mr. Freeze for a potential sequel.
“In my view, I just feel drawn to finding the grounded version of everything. So to me it would be a challenge in an interesting way to try and figure out how that could happen, even the idea of something like Mr. Freeze, that such a great story, right? I think there’s actually a grounded version of that story, which could be really powerful and could be really great. So, I love the fantastical side of Batman, but this iteration, obviously, while being, to me, I think it is very comics faithful, but I don’t think that this one is necessarily, it doesn’t lean as hard into the fantastical, I guess. But I think to me what would be interesting would be to try and unwind the fantastical and see, well, how could that make sense here? And so that’s kind of my view, how I see it.”
Matt Reeves isn’t the only one who has hopes for the sequel. Star Robert Pattinson opened up and revealed that he would love to see Robin in a potential sequel, highlighting how he would love see a version of Death in the Family adapted.
“Yeah, but he has to be 13. That’s the only way I’ll accept it. No, I love Death in the Family and stuff, but I think it’d be so cool. Also people are so scared of it, but it’s kind of exciting. I think it would be a really fun addition.”
Will we actually see Robin and Mr. Freeze in a sequel? Only time will tell. Warner Bros. and DC haven’t officially greenlit a sequel to The Batman but seeing as they’re screening the film so early for critics, it’s clear they have a bonafide hit on their hands. Beyond that, these hopes come straight from the horse’s mouth, so it is possible that Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson have formally discussed Robin and Mr. Freeze popping up in future sequels.
Here is the synopsis for The Batman:
Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.
When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.
Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.
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