Robert Pattinson’s upcoming movie, The Batman, is one of the most anticipated DC movies. Director Matt Reeves debuted a first look at Pattinson’s take on the Dark Knight at the DC fandome. Production on the film was shut down by the pandemic, but the footage Reeves brought to DC’s virtual convention is a pretty good glance at what fans of the caped crusader should expect. Like always in Gotham City, crime is running rampant, and the dark gritty element still exists in the cinematography. This story takes place about two years into Bruce Wayne’s career as Batman, a period when he’s still just a masked vigilante. Reeves stressed that Batman isn’t Batman yet, and there are people “who are afraid of him, quite frankly.”
Arguably the most shocking part of the trailer isn’t Pattinson and Reeves’ take on Batman but on Bruce Wayne. Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne is a little more unkempt, a little more goth. “Without being an origin story for him, it’s something that touches upon his origins,” Reeves said.
As a major fan of Batman I can say I’m highly intrigued.