A lot of fans still aren’t really sure what to expect from Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman in director Matt Reeves’s The Batman. We’ve seen a few images of him and a teaser video of him wearing the suit, but we still don’t what his version of the character is going to be like.
During an interview with the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Zoe Kravitz opened up about working with Pattinson and how she feels about him playing The Dark Knight, saying:
“It’s amazing. I mean, he’s Batman. When he’s wearing that costume he’s Batman. You don’t really get used to seeing Batman walk past you because we’ve all grown up with this character. It’s like a ‘pinch me’ moment all the time, and he’s wonderful, he’s really wonderful.”
She went on to say that the script is “phenomenal” and that Pattinson is “great and he is absolutely the man for this job.”
We’ll be getting our first look at The Batman with DC’s upcoming DC FanDome event and the cast and crew will also talk about the film during a virtual panel. I can’t wait for that!
The film also stars Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) as Edward Nashton/The Riddler, Andy Serkis (Black Panther) as Alfred Pennyworth, newcomer Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, John Turturro (The Night Of) as Carmine Falcone and Peter Sarsgaard (Green Lantern) as Gil Colson. Gil Perez-Abraham (Orange is the New Black), Charlie Carver (Teen Wolf), and Max Carver (Teen Wolf) have also been cast in undisclosed roles.
The Batman will be a noir-style film that will lean into Batman in his detective mode. The director said that it’s going to tell a deep and psychological story and confirmed that the movie will not be an origin story. However, it will acknowledge his origin and how it’s still something that he’s “majorly struggling” with. When previously talking about the film, Reeves said:
“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that.”
The Batman is now scheduled to hit theaters on October 1, 2021.