Mere weeks away from Matt Reeves’ first original film for The Batman and its leading actor Robert Pattinson already has a set of baddies in mind for a sequel…
While there is a rumor yet to be confirmed that a sequel to The Batman was given the green light from a prior report by CBR, Robert Pattinson already has an opponent in mind from The Dark Knight’s rogues for a follow-up movie.
Yes, as you may have skimmed over the heading of this column, Battinson did mention the notorious Court of Owls as per Den of Geek. The actor did mention wanting to face the mysterious syndicate of miscreants who have a lot of ties with the history of The Bat’s hometown and even some of his descendants of Gotham City. Pattinson said:
"“I’d love to do something like Court of Owls. There are elements of The Batman which are kind of horror and I think it really feels quite new for Batman.”"
Who are the Court of Owls?
The Court of Owls is a secret organization created by writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo who first appeared in Batman Vol. 2 No.3. They are a cabal of the oldest and wealthiest families in Gotham City who use murder and financial power to influence politics throughout history.
Existing since the colonial period and possibly longer, the Court of Owls was a major conspiracy that most inhabitants of Gotham know as a mere urban legend most commonly through a nursery rhyme. Members of the Court wear owl masks and kidnap and train young circus performers and transform them into eternal, deadly assassins dubbed Talons.
Batman was a thorn in the side of this secret society and they were the most formidable and fearsome antagonistic group he has ever faced. They not only played a crucial part in the first couple of story arcs during The New 52 back in 2011 but they were hinted at having ties to the murder of his parents and his ward, Dick Grayson/Nightwing was the best candidate to be a Talon.
Could the Court of Owls be in The Batman?
According to Pattinson, while he did not outright say the secret society is in The Batman film, there could be room for Easter eggs that writer/director, Matt Reeves, has planted throughout the neo-noir detective epic as the Cloverfield filmmaker is intending to expand the Batman mythos in his own universe.
This is taking place where Battinson is fairly early in his crime-fighting career, not unlike the Batman during The New 52 where he spent five years in operation before he dealt with the Court. In terms of them being mentioned, unlikely, but could be something that may be foreshadowed.
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