Today it was confirmed that Robert Pattinson will finally play new Batman in Warner Bros. upcoming reboot film, but along with that announcement came a second confirmation that will have DC fans buzzing big time: Matt Reeves has signed on for an entire trilogy of the Batman movies.
Robert Pattinson to play Batman in upcoming Warner Bros. Film
Deadline has dropped the news, stating the following:
“Warner Bros has approved Robert Pattinson as the star of The Batman, the trilogy of films that Matt Reeves will be directing later this year, Deadline hears.”
The outlet has also confirmed that Matt Reeves film “tracks Bruce Wayne in the formative stages of Batman, which is why they needed an actor in his early 30s.” An official announcement from the Warner Bros. is said to be coming “imminently.”
The upcoming Batman film Storyline: A mystery
Matt Reeves’ work on The Batman has been shrouded in mystery for well over a year, with th director coming on when Ben Affleck was still attached as writer and a star. When the franchise transitioned past Affleck, it was rumored (now confirmed) that Reeves was looking to go back to a younger version of the character. What little we do know is that this new story will focus on Batman portrayed as a detective, in a Noir tone, with a variety of iconic Batman villains showing up. It was rumored in public earlier this year that the director was looking for a “Familiar face” to be his new suitable Batman – well, he’s certainly found that in Pattinson.
For his part, Reeves has hinted at some specific sort of influences for The Batman, noting that when it came to films like the Chinatown “I watched it at [Warner Bros.] before writing it… (For the one millionth time; what a superb and great movie.)” He has also spoken about his own, unique, approach to The Batman, explaining it this way:
It’s very much a point of a view-driven, noir Batman tale,” Matt Reeves said of his take on the Caped Crusader. “It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also very emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in all the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been so. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime mystery, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through an allround transformation.”
Shazam is now in theaters, Joker will hit theaters on October 4th, Birds of Preyon February 7, 2020, Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020, and The Batman to release on June 25, 2021.