Robert Pattinson’s Smokey-eyed Bruce Wayne grabbed eyeballs in The Batman trailer but it’s Paul Dano’s Riddler who had all the ears with his political commentary. The trailer for The Batman 2021 has fans swooning. An array of fan theories have…
With the launch of the trailer of Matt Reeves’ Batman, the discussion regarding the Dark Knight is back in the popular culture.
Robert Pattinson isn’t merely Batman, he’s vengeance incarnate. As reported, Matt Reeves has only shot 25% percent of The Batman; but the trailer gives the impression everything is in place for a commercial blockbuster. Reeves gave fans a glimpse of his vision of Gotham with the first Batman trailer at DC FanDome. He also flaunted his rogue gallery and established the Batman: Year Two theme.
In March when the pandemic stalled movie productions, there was still weeks worth of shooting left for The Batman. Yet the Batman is set for an October 2021 release. The details of the movie are scarce except the information that Pattinson and Reeves have shared previously.
The Batman could have been the eleventh release of DC’s Extended Universe. But since Ben Affleck’s exit and Reeve’s takeover, The Batman has spun its own universe of sorts with an HBO Max spin-off. The script details are unclear as to how much the movie resembles Ben Affleck’s original dark broody ideas.
Originally, the idea for Batman 2021 was conceived as a spin off for Ben Affleck’s Batman after the Justice League movie. But soon things took a 360 degree turn and the project shaped up as we know it now. The success of standalone Wonder Woman and Joker taught DC to take the non-franchise route for their characters. However the roots of the project points at a broodier, hedonically motivated Batman – an undertone that’s part of Reeves’ work too.
Keaton has a lot of interesting ground to cover in his upcoming work. It’s amusing how from mocking the genre to acting in all three of the world’s leading superhero franchises, Michael Keaton still remains the torchbearer, coming to a full circle in the literal sense.
Interestingly, what Matt Reeves intends to shoulder and compete with is the legacy of his predecessors Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan. Snyder tends to spin a mystical world with real moral obligations of its various characters.