This month, you’ll see Robert Pattinson in a whole new light. Since he played Edward Cullen in the Twilight films, people have been looking forward to his return as the caped crusader Batman. The chance to see this famous British actor in a superhero outfit is more than enough reason to visit a movie theater this month. But if you want more, here’s a good reason.

New Film: The Dark Knight Rises

If you haven’t heard of The Dark Knight Rises yet, you’ll soon enough. The film is the finale of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. And just like the other films in the series, it stars the talented Robert Pattinson as Batman. While the previous two films focused on the superhero’s early years, this one focuses on Batman’s battle with Bane. This new film also stars Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, and Christian Bale. This year’s installment is in theaters now.

Return of the King: The Hobbit

Another reason to go to the movies this month is that The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits theaters. This is the third movie in Peter Jackson’s trilogy adaptation of Tolkien’s The Hobbit. And just like the other films in the trilogy, it stars the talented Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of Smaug. In addition, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Orlando Bloom, and Andy Serkis also return for the film. This year’s installment is in theaters now.

New Episodes: Gotham

Starting this month, FOX will be airing the first of its new Batman prequel series, Gotham. The first season will consist of six episodes and will star Donal Logue as Detective Lau, Jada Pinkett Smith as Detective Malone, and Chris Chalk as Detective Bullock. You can start watching at any time, but the season one premiere is set for September 24th.

More Reasons

Apart from the fact that the above mentioned movies and television shows are set to premiere, there are more reasons why you should see them this month. First, it’s Labor Day in America, which means people will be out in theaters and online booking sites will have discounted ticket prices. Second, since most of the above mentioned movies are based on existing properties, they will be available on DVD and Blu-ray for purchase. Finally, if you’re planning to see one of these films, it would be wise to book your tickets in advance. This is especially important for big movies, like The Dark Knight and The Hobbit. Last-minute tickets for these films can be hundreds of dollars, especially for superhero movies.

What will you be doing this month? Are you planning on seeing any of the above mentioned movies or shows? If so, which one and why? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.