Robert Pattinson has teased The Batman as being both a “strange” and “personal” story.
Matt Reeves’ grounded take on The Dark Knight looks considerably different than everything we’ve seen before. While Zack Snyder’s take on the character saw him interacting with the fantastical elements of the DC Extended Universe, Reeves’ interpretation seems to be grounded in The Caped Crusader’s knack for being a detective. The footage we’ve seen of Robert Pattinson’s Batman teases an unhinged and lonely vigilante, one who is still trying to establish himself as Gotham’s hero.
Audiences clearly want something new as the film is projected to open to monumental numbers when it hits cinemas later next month. With great box office returns comes a sequel, or sequels. While the future of The Batman is uncertain, it’s safe to say that DC and Warner Bros. have a potential franchise on their hands. On the other hand, Robert Pattinson has a hard time seeing the film turn into a series.
Speaking with Total Film magazine, Robert Pattinson teased The Batman’s story as both “strange” and “personal”, which he believes will make it difficult to follow up with.
“When I saw it the first time, even from the first shot, it does feel incredibly different, tonally, to the other movies. And it’s so strange, and kind of… It’s sad, and quite touching. It’s a really, really unusual Batman story, and it almost seems harder for me to imagine it being a series afterwards. I mean, they always have that little bit at the end, that’s like: ‘…and coming up!’ But other than that, it feels strangely personal. I think people will be quite shocked at how different it is.”
Here is the synopsis for Warner Bros.’ 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.
Warner Bros.’ The Batman will hit theaters on March 4, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the upcoming film, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: Total Film