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A Look at the Upcoming "The Batman" Movie

Robert Pattinson: the perfect reinvented Batman?

By Riley McMahon, Staff Writer

As many of you may already know, there is a new Batman movie set to come out in the summer of 2021 titled The Batman. I understand that many people might be getting sick and tired of all of the movie remakes lately, due to many of them turning out to be not so good. But I am here to explain why there is no need to worry about this one being a bust. This Batman remake is shaping up to be the best one yet. 

As I previously mentioned, The Batman is set to come out in the summer of 2021. Although that is a long time away, it is not too early to start looking forward to it. I believe that The Batman has some serious potential to be great because of its critically acclaimed director, its rumored story, and the insanely good cast. Finally, the actor they have playing the lead role of Batman will potentially give the best performance of the role yet. 

The director of The Batman will be Matt Reeves. Reeves is a great pick to direct this movie and I believe he will do something special with it. He already has a very impressive pedigree in his young career with directing past blockbusters such as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Cloverfield. The big thing I really like about Reeves is his ambition. He has a continuous drive to be creative with everything he does, and you can clearly see this in his previous movies. Now that he has been given this honor of directing a Batman movie, there is no way that he won’t absolutely crush it. I believe that he is going to do something very unique with this movie, unlike any other Batman movie we have ever seen before.

Another main reason why The Batman will be great is the storyline that it is rumored to be following. According to Matthew Aguilar of comicbook.com, Reeves described the story for The Batman as a darker version of Batman that will display him in his “detective mode” a lot more than what we have seen before in previous movies. This sounds like a whole new take on the character, which I am all in for. 

The Batman has also gathered together an insanely good cast all with very impressive pedigrees. This cast includes Andy Serkis, who will play Batman’s butler Alfred; Colin Farrell, who will play the Penguin; Paul Dano, who will play the Riddler; Zoe Kravitz, who will play Catwoman; Jeffrey Wright, who will play commissioner Gordon; and last but certainly not least, Robert Pattinson who will be playing Batman. I love every one of these castings and I believe they will all give great performances, in their own unique ways. 

My personal favorite casting for this movie was the decision to have Robert Pattinson play Batman. This may seem strange at first glance, due to Pattinson’s well-known role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight series. Many people may be thinking “there is no way the same guy who played Edward can play Batman.” 

Ever since his Twilight days, though, Pattinson has been doing nothing but crafting his acting skills. In doing this, he has been taking on the most unique and difficult roles to play in a lot of Indie films such as The Lost City of Z, Good Time, and The Lighthouse. In each of these Indie films, he has given absolutely astonishing performances. I highly recommend checking out all of these films. 

Now that Pattinson has proven his acting abilities, he is beginning to take on bigger, more well-known roles–like Batman. So, don’t be skeptical of Pattinson starring as Batman. He will undoubtedly give everything he’s got into the role and potentially give the best portrayal of Batman yet. The hype for this new Batman movie is already astronomical. It will only continue to grow as we inch closer to its release date. Take my word for it when I say this hype is definitely well deserved. The Batman has some serious potential and it is shaping up to be the best take on the character yet. So, although it is still pretty far off from its release date, make sure to go ahead and mark your calendars; it is going to be something special.

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