The Batman film series has grossed over $7 billion at the box office worldwide, with an average of $940 million per movie. The franchise is about to continue its success with the upcoming entry, The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson in the title role. Reeves is set to begin filming in April, and while the creative team is keeping quiet about the details, audiences now have a clearer picture of what the next Batman movie will be like. Below, we explore the many clues that have come out about the mysterious upcoming project.
What Is The Batman Movie About?
The Batman movie is set to continue the epic story that began with the acclaimed 1989 film, Batman. The character first graced the big screen in a hugely popular television series that originally aired from 1966 to 1968. Since then, he has headlined numerous films and become one of America’s most recognizable superheroes. Reeves’ film will pick up roughly where Batman left off, with Batman still searching for his kidnapped children and the Joker terrorizing Gotham City.
The movie adaptation will be the fifth installment in the popular DC Comics movie franchise, but it will be the first one not to feature an appearance from Superman. The Dark Knight is the only superhero featured in the upcoming film, though several characters from the DC Universe will be making appearances throughout. There are also rumors that one of the children who was kidnapped in Batman will have a crucial role to play in the new film. This suggests that the next Batman movie could be about Batman’s struggle to protect children from harm instead of criminals, which would be a major shift in perspective for the character.
Robert Pattinson Will Play Batman
The first major piece of news about the Batman movie is that it will star Robert Pattinson in the title role. The British actor is best known for playing the romantic lead in the 2012 film, The Rover. The part of Batman was last played on screen in 1989, when Michael Keaton won an Oscar for his portrayal. Since then, the character has been portrayed by actors that were not quite as talented as Pattinson, though he does have one memorable scene in Batman and Robin (1997) where he battles Mr. Freeze.
Pattinson is certainly a talented and experienced actor, having starred in various high-profile productions, including Twilight and the upcoming The Rover. Audiences will immediately recognize his aristocratic features and distinctive accent, making him the perfect fit for the role. Not only is he a phenomenal actor, but he also brings a real sense of authenticity and dignity to the character of Batman. This is evident from his physical appearance, which is more suited for the role than any other actor, to his work ethic on set, where he is focused and prepared to act.
Reeves, who is directing the film, expressed his excitement about Pattinson’s casting in a statement to Vanity Fair magazine, saying, “Robert Pattinson is a brilliant choice for Batman. Not only does he bring a certain sense of style and elegance to the role, but he also has a genuine understanding of the character and the essence of the Batman legend.”
Where Will Batman Film?
Despite its worldwide popularity and the fact that it is one of the most profitable movie series of all time, the Batman film franchise has never grossed more than $500 million at the box office. This is mostly due to the expensive price tag of making an official movie adaptation, and the fact that most people have never heard of the character before. This is why the franchise has been trying to branch out into different markets, with limited success. The most profitable and highest grossing movies were the animated series from the ’90s, with Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman: Return of the Joker bringing in nearly $1 billion at the box office and over $4 billion worldwide. Unfortunately, neither animated film featured the Joker, which many fans consider the defining feature of the Batman character. Both of those films also featured a significant absence of the Dark Knight’s traditional rogues. While they were a huge hit, costing over $300 million to make, they did not draw in as many moviegoers as the original Batman or a more recent film like The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
What Is The Joker Movie About?
The Joker is arguably one of the most successful villains in cinematic history, inspiring memorable characters and scenes in numerous films. He is responsible for the death of Batman’s parents and for framing him for a crime. After being sentenced to prison, he decides to wait for Batman to get out, which he does, leading to their first meeting and the rest, as they say, is history.
The Joker’s most famous portrayal in film history came from Jack Nicholson in the 1966 classic, Batman. The role earned Nicholson an Academy Award for Best Actor and popularized the maniacal laugh and the phrase “what’s funny?,” which is often attributed to the character. Since then, the Joker has been portrayed by numerous actors, with many of them receiving awards for their performances. Unfortunately, most of these films have been lackluster compared to the original, which many critics say is because Nicholson’s performance was so groundbreaking and defining. He made the character his own, and it is difficult to find a similar performance nowadays.
What Does Batman’s Appearance In The Future Film Mean?
The biggest news surrounding the Batman movie is that it will be the first installment in a new trilogy. The creative team behind the upcoming film is already at work on the scripts, so it is clear that they have something special planned for the character. It is also rumored that one of Batman’s children, Dick Grayson, will have an important role to play in the next film. Grayson is the grandson of Batman’s sidekick, Bruce Wayne, and the son of a wealthy businesswoman. As a child, he played Robin, the Boy Wonder, and starred in a series of successful television shows that continued into the 2010s. He now works as an investigative journalist for The New York Times, though he does travel the world and speak at various venues about his family’s history and how it relates to current social issues. Since his father was Bruce Wayne, there is no doubt that he will have some kind of connection to Batman in some way.
Who Are The Newest Members Of The Batman Family?
The creative team behind the Batman movie is keeping quiet about the plot and the major characters, but we do know a few things about the newest members of the Caped Crusader’s extended family. Chief among these is that the screenplay will be adapted from the ongoing DC Comics series, Detective, written by James Dashner and illustrated by Jay Shaw. Detective is the story of Det. Christian Goodman, a first-generation American whose family immigrated from England to Georgia during the early 1900s. The series focuses on Christian’s rookie year as a detective and how he tackles various cases, including one that involves the wealthy and famous. The series also explores Christian’s relationships with the people around him, most notably his colleagues. The title of the series is also a nod to the famed British detective, Sherlock Holmes.
The second member of the Batman family is Dick Grayson, who is set to reprise his role as the witty and charming Boy Wonder. Unfortunately, we do not yet know much about his character or his role in the film. However, one of his co-stars from the 1980s, Corey Feldman, hinted that Grayson might have a dark past that involves secret societies and occult goings-on. This would certainly be in line with the character, as he is the grandson of Batman’s famed sidekick, Bruce Wayne. However, we will have to wait and see what role, if any, he plays in the new film.
Who Will Be The Villains In The Film?
While the creative team behind the Batman movie is keeping quiet about the cast and plot, we do know a few things about the film’s villains. The first is that there will be multiple opponents standing in the way of Batman’s fight to save Gotham City from a reign of chaos. These are not your usual gang of thugs, but they are certainly no ordinary group of criminals either.