You either die a hero or live long enough to see countless Batman reboots. However, the one thing we can say for certain about Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson, is that this is certainly unlike any other rendition thus far.
The highly-anticipated teaser dropped in August 2020 during the virtual DC FanDome, setting the Internet ablaze with the first neon-tinted glimpse at Pattinson in the title role. Set to a cover of Nirvana’s “Something in the Way,” Pattinson’s version of Bruce Wayne and Batman comes with his own set of Millennial demons.
Peter Sarsgaard, who plays Gotham district attorney Gil Colson, teased during a February 2020 interview with SiriusXM radio that the film will take cues from various alternative rock bands like Nirvana and Pixies to create its gritty atmosphere and tone. “It’s so raw in that way,” Sarsgaard said. “That’s what I feel like about this. It is not sanitized. It’s got a raw power to it, a raw emotionality.”
The casting of Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Colin Farrell as The Penguin, and Paul Dano as The Riddler only added to the next-gen theme. Could this be Pattinson’s most iconically moody role since “Twilight“? We kid; alas, Pattinson has masterfully displayed his intense vulnerability onscreen in indie favorites like “The Lighthouse” and “Good Time“, which no doubt ultimately led him to portray the Dark Knight.
After multiple production delays and premiere date changes amid the coronavirus, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Batman” is slated to skid into theaters now on March 4, 2022. Find out everything you need to know about the latest Batman installment below.