In a world where Avengers: Endgame is the biggest money-maker in movie history, there is no role more highly coveted by our best actors than Batman. If duds like Captain America and Ant-Man can be made into such incredible and popular characters, think about what could be done with what is objectively the greatest superhero of all time.
Last year when it was revealed that none other than the world's most handsome fellow (honestly, there was a study), Robert Pattinson, would be starring in the role fans went absolutely wild.
And now the first trailer has finally dropped and it is INTENSE.
Keep scrolling to check it out.
The Batman trailer is finally here!After a year of waiting, we can finally take our first glance at the new Batman trailer - starring Robert Pattinson in the title role. But first, let's talk all things Batman.
Batman movies have been in a rough place for a minute now.We Batman fans have had a rough go of it lately. Justice League was a bit of a mess, and seeing Batman v. Superman was maybe the worst I've ever felt in a movie theater. In fact, not since 2012's The Dark Knight Rises have we seen a truly great Batman on screen. That Batman beat up Bane, climbed out of an inescapable pit prison, and flew a giant bat-plane over Gotham. That movie ruled.
Ben Affleck never really got into the role.And it's not his fault. The guy was done a disservice by his script and director, because yo, Ben Affleck was a great choice for Batman — he's both moody and kind of affable! You can buy him both as a vengeful vigilante and kind of a hero. If there was any knock against the Dark Knight trilogy's Batman, it was that Christian Bale also starred in American Psycho and could therefore never be seen as a hero.
Maybe Ben struggled because Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice was an affront.When it was announced that the follow-up to Zach Snyder's positively wretched Man of Steel would be Batman Vs. Superman, it was hard not to be excited. But ultimately, it turned out to be the movie equivalent of a trust fall at a company retreat, except instead of catching you, your coworker lets you fall and then drops a Macho Man Randy Savage-style elbow drop on your stomach.
And the DC hero team-up Justice League happened way too fast.Marvel laid the groundwork — they took four years to give each one of their major superheroes their own movie before they teamed them up in The Avengers. But DC? They moved faster than The Flash to get their superhero team-up into theaters.
(Plus, there was that weird Superman mustache bit.)
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We were truly blessed with Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.Those three movies were, in their own little ways, perfect. Where Batman Begins lacked in villains, it made up for by having the most interesting and grounded Batman origin story we'd ever seen, movie or comics. The Dark Knight is maybe just overall the best movie ever made, with Heath Ledger playing one of the most iconic villains in movie history. And The Dark Knight Rises is bonkers. Just before Bane blows up a football stadium, he stops and comments that the little boy singing the national anthem has a lovely voice! Why? Why does he do that? What a crazy detail. That movie rules.
(And really, how dare we Batman fans ask for more Batman movies after those three nailed it.)Why do we even need any more Batman movies? Unless they're going to do some off-the-wall crazy stories — Batman Beyond, maybe? — we've already gotten the best Batman movies we're ever going to get.
And yet, here we are, demanding more cinematic Batman in our lives.The "we've seen enough Batman, give us new movies" position is one I've taken in my head. In my heart, I want a new Batman movie, well, every three weeks, if I'm being honest.
But if the next movie falls flat on its face as well, Batman fans will be irate.There's a limit to how much we Batman fans will put up with, though. You mess with us too many times, and we will... well... we'll write angry articles on the internet. Don't test us, you know we will.
And last year, Twilight's Robert Pattinson was revealed as the new Batman.Variety had the exclusive, reporting that yes, Robert Pattinson will be our next Dark Knight. And with his sultry stare and haunted eyes, I think he is, visually at least, a great choice.
Taking over the role from Ben Affleck, Pattinson will star as Bruce Wayne and his alter ego in Matt Reeves' 2021 film The Batman.I wonder if Affleck gave Pattinson any advice?
Pattinson has a lot to handle. Batman is a tough role, since you have to not only be a good Batman...You can hate Batman Vs. Superman all you like (and believe me, I do), but Ben Affleck did do a pretty great Batman. And yes, I do base that entirely on the fact that he's the only one who had white triangles for eyes like the comic book Batman. That's tight as hell.
... not only be a good Bruce Wayne...Getting out the inner truth of a billionaire who goes out at night to beat up bad guys is a tough ask for any actor. Remember, at the core of these incredible action movies about fighting The Penguin and driving a bat-themed motorcycle is, ultimately, a frightened, broken child.
... but be also a good tough guy Bruce Wayne.And that frightened, broken child has to act like a d-bag at all times, unless someone piece together he's the Batman. The secret's out if he slips up and gives a dollar to a homeless man even once.
It's three characters in one!The only actor we can definitively say would make a good Batman is Eddie Murphy. You know how some Major League ballplayers practice with weights on their bats, so when they get out into the game their bat is suddenly lighter? That's what Eddie Murphy was doing in The Nutty Professor — playing four or five characters so he could more easily play three.
Pattinson is one of Hollywood's biggest stars.What could Pattinson's performance as Cedric Diggory, the Hufflepuff prefect who competed against Harry in the Triwizard Tournament during Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, tell us about how he'll play Batman?
And of course his role in Twilight too.The Twilight saga so consumed this guy's career that I honestly forgot he was the first death in the Harry Potter series. Of course his time playing Edward Cullen is what we're gonna talk about!
Just look at this guy, being all lame and in love.Although, Batman does heap this kind of overwhelming affection on his parents. We can only imagine that, if Bella had been shot in an alleyway, Edward Cullen would have put on a mask and fought crime to avenge her.
So insecure.Batman wouldn't care if his romantic rival wasn't wearing a shirt. That's because he has no romantic rivals. He has no romance. That would distract him from fighting crime.
So after almost a year of speculation.Now, we can finally see what Pattinson's Batman will actually look like - after the trailer dropped just hours ago.
The Batman has got an a huge cast.Not only does it star Pattinson, but also Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, Colin Farrell as The Penguin, Paul Dano as The Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as District Attorney Gil Colson, and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth.
It was initially scheduled to arrive next summer.But as a result of COVID, things have been slightly delayed. It's now expected around fall 2021.
The trailer is intense.Showing a grimy, dirty, and dangerous Gotham City, the trailer certainly lives up to the hype.
Check it out below.As you can probably imagine fans are going wild for the new trailer - and it's easy to see why. I personally can't wait for this to drop
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think I'm excited to see the guy from Twilight play my favorite superhero?
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