While we’re all still reeling from the passing of Robin Williams, we can take some solace in the fact that our childhood heroes aren’t gone forever. The latest incarnation of one of pop culture’s greatest partnerships is Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz as Batman and Robin. The quirky yet lovable movie duo are set to make their big-screen debut in 2021’s Batman vs. Robin and will once again prove that great characters and loyal fans are the best vehicles for bringing characters to life on the big screen. Let’s take a look at how Robert Pattinson & Zoe Kravitz’s uncanny resemblance to their famous comic book counterparts will affect their appearances in the film, as well as how their individual personalities will mix to form one amazingly funny and charming couple.
Advantages Of A Similar Appearance
One of the primary draws of Batman and Robin is the uncanny resemblance that Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz bear to their comic book counterparts. It’s no secret that Zack Snyder’s Batman films have been phenomenal successes, and his unique take on the Dark Knight will likely be the main source of inspiration for future Batman movies. As a result, audiences will immediately recognize Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz when they show up on the big screen, no matter which character they choose to portray. This is an advantage that they have over other potential suitors, given that they already have an established fan base.
The filmmakers behind Batman and Robin, Jon Berg and John Wick, have openly stated that the film is inspired by the chemistry that Snyder was able to pull off between his two lead actors. As a result, we can expect to see a lot of similar interactions and scenes between the on-screen versions of Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz and their comic book counterparts. While this might initially seem like a downside, it also means that audiences will likely be connecting with the on-screen characters more deeply because of their similarities to the established personalities of Batman and Robin.
A Variety Of Characters To Choose From
Another fantastic thing about Batman and Robin is that the filmmakers weren’t afraid to put a spin on the classic DC Comics character. It’s well-known that Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz were fans of the character before agreeing to team up on the movie, and it shows in the variety of characters that they’re able to portray. At first glance, it might appear as if Batman and Robin will primarily be portraying cops and robbers, as Robin’s police costume was one of the many Easter eggs that Miller and Manheim dropped in their comic book series. This is, in fact, one of the characters that they choose to portray on the big screen, as Officer Kravitz is an aspiring police officer who teams up with Batman to nab a notorious gangster. It’s also a great example of how the film will continue the trend of comedic collaborations that we’ve seen in recent years, with Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz serving as the straightest men in the room. This also means that they’ll have a wide variety of material to draw from, as they won’t necessarily be limited to the characters that they’re familiar with.
Officer Kravitz is not the only character that Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz choose to portray on the big screen. The former also portrays a bandit named Boomerang in Quentin Tarantulinu’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, while the latter plays a doctor in the upcoming Wuthering Heights, among other supporting roles. This variety allows them to show off a huge range of acting chops, allowing the film to become even more interesting than the standard superhero movie.
Additionally, much like the rest of the DC Universe, Batman and Robin have a few friends and allies that they can call upon for support. The film’s poster art prominently features the silhouettes of Harvey Dent (played by Peter Capaldi), Two-Face (played by Tom Hardy), and The Riddler (played by Frank Gorshin). These are just some of the many villains that Batman and Robin will have to defeat in order to save Gotham City, proving that no matter how familiar the characters might be, they’re always one step behind the villains of tomorrow.
An Opportunity To Explore More Depth
While we’ve always known that Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz had great chemistry together, it was almost always restricted to on-screen interactions. With Batman and Robin, the filmmakers were given the opportunity to really explore this aspect of their characters, and it pays off in the end. Director Jon Berg has stated that one of the primary reasons that he wanted to make this particular movie was due to his experience directing comedians in The Dirty Dozen, the 2005 comedy that featured a talented ensemble cast led by Matthew McConaughey. While Berg might have been influenced by his previous work, it’s clear that he saw the potential for more than just friendship with Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz.
This is particularly evident in the way that he shoots their on-screen interactions. Rather than just using a traditional straight-ahead pose, he opts to shoot from odd angles, often including characters in wide-angle shots that imply playful eye contact and a sense of complicity between the two actors. This is one instance where a film actually helps to flesh out the characters instead of presenting them as stereotypes or clichéd comic book movie clichés.
More Than Meets The Eye
The more that we learn about Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz’s characters, the more that we see beyond their on-screen personas and recognize the great chemistry that they have together. If we were lucky enough to learn more about their personal lives, we’d undoubtedly discover that they have a great deal in common. For starters, they’re both animal lovers and have been quoted as saying that they often think about their pets while filming. This shared connection gives us even more reason to root for their characters because, in a way, we’re rooting for them to be successful despite their differences. It would be great if we could get them both to adopt a golden retriever puppy together.
Additionally, the dynamic that they have together is quite similar to that which exists between Batman and Robin. In the comics, Batman’s closest ally is his Boy Wonder, while Robin is aided by a motley crew of sidekicks and other characters who are essentially the straightest men in the room. This is quite similar to how Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz’s characters interact with one another, with the notable exception of Officer Kravitz, who is partnered with Batman from the get-go and always appears to have his back.
Bringing The Characters To Life
With all of this in mind, it’s quite an achievement that Jon Berg and John Wick were able to capture the essence of these comic legends and bring them to life on the big screen. As we mentioned above, their similar appearances will certainly help, as will the fact that they’re both willing to explore more depth than we’ve seen from them in the past. Boomerang represents a great opportunity to showcase Robert Pattinson’s comedic skills, as he gets to indulge in some of his favorite cinematic hijinks complete with plenty of physical humor and quick witted comebacks. This is definitely one film that will be enjoyed by fans of all ages.
There are many similarities between the three characters that Jon Berg and John Wick choose to portray on the big screen. As the title implies, they’re all comic book movie legends, each responsible for defining a different part of the genre: Harvey Dent (Batman), Two-Face (Robin), and The Riddler (both). We could easily see how someone might get confused, believing that these three are one and the same person, which is precisely why we’re glad that these characters exist in the DC Universe.