Last week, Matt Reeves confirmed that Robert Pattinson would be returning as the Dark Knight in the upcoming sequel to The Batman. This news has fans of the DC Universe buzzing with excitement, especially since the film promises to keep Bruce Wayne as its central focus. Let's take a look at what we can expect from this big-budget blockbuster.
The Caped Crusader has been a staple of both comic books and film for over 80 years. From Adam West's campy 1960s version to Christian Bale's brooding Dark Knight trilogy, there has been no shortage of interpretations of the beloved character. With The Batman, director Matt Reeves plans on expanding upon the existing universe with a new origin story focusing on Robert Pattinson's younger version of Bruce Wayne. "To me, the thing that I really feel is that I also believe that Rob [Pattinson] is so special in the role. My goal has always been to do these point-of-view stories that allow the character to always be the emotional center of the story," Reeves said about keeping Pattinson's character as the main focus.
The Batman promises to be something truly unique in terms of superhero movies, namely because it emphasizes exploring the inner psyche and motivations of Bruce Wayne himself rather than just his crime-fighting alter ego. Through Robert Pattinson's eyes, we will gain access to a world full of shadows and secrets, where justice comes at a price and heroism is often unwelcomed by those it serves most. Keep in mind; this is not your typical comic book movie but rather an exploration of what makes Bruce Wayne tick beneath his cape.
It's safe to say there's plenty for us to get excited about when it comes to The Batman sequel. There's no doubt that Warner Bros./DC Studios is hoping for another hit when they release their next Batman installment, so let's cross our fingers and hope for something groundbreaking from the Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves power duo. However, Reeves has not yet announced any information regarding the sequel's release, so stay tuned for updates as we get 'em!