In a recent interview, Robert Pattinson praised the direction of the standalone Batman film.
While chatting with Variety, Robert Pattinson briefly discussed the direction of Matt Reeves’ The Batman. During the exclusive, he was questioned about what it was like working with filmmakers such as Robert Eggers and Christopher Nolan on projects – The Lighthouse and Tenet, respectively. In between those answers, Pattinson, slyly, opened up about the angle Reeves is going for with the Dark Knight:
“I really like Matt Reeves and his setup for it. It’s an interesting direction. It’s something from the comics which hadn’t really been explored yet. It’s crazy shoes to fill.”
The Cosmopolis and former Twilight actor then added:
“It’s interesting the different directions you can take with it and that the, in some ways, quite a specific character actually has a lot of leeway.”
“When you look at the different tones of the movies and TV shows, you can do quite a lot with it.”
As interviews go, Pattinson did not give too much away, as expected. As of right now, casting is still underway, and there are rumors that the script is already complete – and possibly on its way to being polished. Three months back, around the time Pattinson was cast in the lead role, there were theories regarding what was holding up production. It turns out it was the cast in addition to the script.
When asked about how it felt putting on the Batsuit he replied, “You do feel very powerful immediately.” He continued:
“It’s pretty astonishing, something that is incredibly difficult to get into, so the ritual of getting into it is pretty humiliating.”
More than likely, the Batsuit will be an earlier form of the uniform worn by Ben Affleck’s Batman as this could be set at least over 20 years before the present DC Extended Universe (DCEU). It would be interesting to see how the suit had evolved over the years, including the state of the art Wayne technology. Continuing about the suit, the actor wrapped up about the fitting process by saying:
“You’ve got five people trying to shove you into something. Once you’ve got it on, it’s like, ‘Yeah, I feel strong, I feel tough,’ even though I had to have someone squeezing my butt cheeks into the legs.”
In terms of the direction Reeves is going with The Batman, it was speculated that the plot is inspired by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s The Long Halloween. Given the half dozen antagonists the Caped Crusader faces in the book, one can presume some elements and plot points of that storyline may be drawn from that limited series, for villains such as Catwoman, The Penguin, Firefly and The Riddler, who are rumored to appear.
The Batman is currently in pre-production with principal photography set to begin in London, England sometime this autumn. It will tentatively kick off a trilogy of films based around this new interpretation of the character. The Batman will hit theaters June 21, 2021. What are your thoughts on what our new face of Gotham shared? Are you excited about the direction Matt Reeves may take this time around? Let us know in the comments below.