An incredible new concept design imagines Robert Pattinson as The Batman Who Laughs.
Last year, Warner Bros. officially announced that Twilight star Robert Pattinson has signed on to play Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, replacing Justice League star Ben Affleck. Fans were shocked and intrigued by the news, and now it appears that they have another Batman-related role in mind for Pattinson. Specifically, that of The Batman Who Laughs.
Created by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, The Batman Who Laughs is an alternate universe version of Bruce Wayne and served as one of the primary antagonists of the Dark Nights: Metal storyline. This version of Batman came from Earth-22, one of the many negative universes that were doomed to die. In some of these doomed universes, Bruce Wayne had gone mad and did anything he could to survive. In this case, Batman was expored to a pure form of the Joker’s gas, turning him into a warped version of himself. The Batman Who Laughs has the strength and intellect of Bruce Wayne but also the Joker’s twisted sense of humor and lack of morality.
A digital artist who goes by “spdrmnkyxxiii” on Instagram recently shared an impressive edit that transforms Robert Pattinson into The Batman Who Laughs. You can see the artwork featuring Pattinson below.
What are your thoughts on this concept design? Would you like to see Robert Pattinson as The Batman Who Laughs in live-action? Are you excited to see him as the next caped crusader? Let us know in the comments!
Full plot details on Robert Pattinson’s The Batman are currently being kept under wraps. The film will revolve around a younger version of Bruce Wayne and feature a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that includes Catwoman, The Penguin, and The Riddler. The Matt Reeves film will follow the Dark Knight during his early years as Gotham City’s protector and will make use of the hero’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC films. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new Batman trilogy with Robert Pattinson.
Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner 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.
The Batman is currently set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021.