DC has a wide array of superheroes. But Bruce Wayne, Batman, definitely is on the A-List of such names. Throughout the years, we have seen various iterations of Bruce. Another one is here. The Batman is said to be released in 2022, is directed by Matt Reeves. What came as a surprise is that Robert Pattinson will be seen playing Batman. This one news in particular stirred up the internet and was instantly viral. But as interesting as the character is, there has always been a major problem with Batman movies. And that problem is, the villains remain at the heart of the story, and not Batman himself. Well, Pattinson’s Batman might just change that. The Batman could fix a major problem that Batman has had in the past.
The Batman Could Fix a Major Problem About the Villains
Batman was first introduced to comic book readers back in May of 1939, featuring in Detective Comics #27. And as I mentioned above, the character is too good to be true. But with great power, comes great responsibility! Oh sorry, the wrong universe, but you get my point. Batman has encountered a dozen villains in his career, with a huge variety. Some familiar faces include Joker, Harley Quinn, Ra’s Al Ghul, Bane, and Scarecrow. But The Batman (2022) is changing a major angle.
The upcoming Matt Reeves-directed The Batman will feature at least four key figures for Pattinson’s Bamant: The Penguin (Colin Farrell), Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and The Riddler (Paul Dano) who may feature as the primary antagonist. This is something that the trailer has suggested heavily. Now, the main problem with Batman movies is that the villains are more interesting than the hero himself. So, The Batman can really change things and bring the Caped Crusader back at the heart of the story.
In my opinion, The Batman can finally dive deeper into Bruce Wayne’s psyche. I mean, that’s a place that all of us want to explore more. The Batman can totally redefine the character. It is reported that the movie may follow The Long Halloween storyline and focus mainly on Bruce’s detective skills. And with the trailer, it seems like Reeves’ iteration of Bruce Wayne can really layer the character and bring more depth to even the idea of having Batman around. Reeves’ upcoming film has the chance to put the focus on Bruce Wayne and explore more of the hero’s psyche than films that have gone before.
How The Batman Could Be Different Than Other Batman Movies
Right off the bat, this is not an origin story. And in my opinion, this is where the biggest difference would lie. It would present a much darker version of the hero than audiences have previously seen. This version of Bruce Wayne is set during the hero’s second year as the Dark Knight. So, this brings me to the point that this Batman is not the seasoned hero that we have always seen. Moreover, Pattinson’s Batman is still searching for more. Now, the reason why I call this version of Bruce much darker than before is because of the trailer. Pattinson says, “I’m vengeance.” Oh, by the way, this was the working title for the movie!
But there’s a major factor attached to Reeves’ movie. The Batman is reported to be set on DCEU’s Earth-2. And honestly, it is a better setting for the reboot than having any ties to the DCEU. The Earth-2 setting would come with some changes though. It would = require a radical departure from the comics, where Bruce Wayne was killed on Earth-2 and Thomas Wayne went on to be Batman. With The Flash getting the Multiverse involved in its upcoming storyline, it will kick off a new phase for DC Films. So, it would actually make sense! Also, now considering that The Batman could fix a major problem that Batsy has always faced.
Pattinson swings into the frame as Bruce Wayne in the upcoming film which also stars Paul Dano as The Riddler; Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman; Colin Farrell as The Penguin; John Turturro as Carmine Falcone; Jeffrey Wright as the GCPD’s James Gordon; Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; and Andy Serkis as Alfred. The film arrives on March 4, 2022.