Now that everybody and their mother has had a chance to react to the casting of Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman moving forward in the DC Universe films from Warner Brothers, the one person whose opinion perhaps matters the most, ‘The Batman’ director Matt Reeves has offered… well, something. Unfortunately, Reeves hasn’t exactly broken his silence. Reeves took to Twitter, but all he posted was a GIF of Pattinson with three bat emojis.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) June 3, 2019
But obviously Reeves had a hand in Pattinson’s casting, so clearly, he approves.
Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ will feature a younger Bruce Wayne at the beginning of his crime-fighting career, although he stressed that it would not be a direct adaptation of the famous comic book story ‘Batman: Year One’, written by Frank Miller, and illustrated by David Mazzucchelli.
“‘Year One’ is one of the many comic books that I love. We are definitely not doing ‘Year One’. It’s just exciting to be focused very specifically on a tale that is defining for him and very personal to him. Obviously, we’re not doing an origin tale or anything like that. We’re doing a story that is definitively Batman though, and trying to tell a story that’s emotional and yet is really about him being the world’s greatest detective and all the things that for me since I was a kid, made me love Batman.”
No one else has been cast in ‘The Batman’, but rumors abound that Reeves’ script calls for The Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler, Alfred, Commissioner Gordon, and possibly even Robin.
Pattinson is best known for playing vampire Edward Cullen in the ‘Twilight Saga’, but he has since avoided acting in big-budget tentpoles, choosing to focus on more artistic dramas, so this marks his first foray back into the world of high-profile event films.
Reeves directed the last two ‘Planet of the Apes’ pictures, and serves as executive producer of the hit TV series ‘The Passage’.
‘The Batman’ is scheduled to arrive on June 25th, 2021.