The Batman franchise is one of the most popular superhero franchises, and it’s not hard to understand why. The Caped Crusader has been around since 1939, and he’s always been a stunningly handsome man ready to protect the innocent. Nowadays, it’s not just about the looks. With each passing movie, Bruce Wayne’s thirst for justice becomes an explicit part of the story. In fact, the series was originally based on the DC comic book character rather than the blockbuster movies we know today.

The latest entry in the Batman series, 2019’s “The Batman” was an immediate hit. Not only does it hold the record for the highest-grossing opening weekend in American history, but it also set a new benchmark for superhero movies. If you squint hard enough, you’d believe the movie is taking place in the same vibrant atmosphere as the comic books originally published all those years ago. It was like being transported back in time to a golden age of the superhero movie.

After years of cinematic glory, it seems the Batman franchise might be in danger of becoming a little bit…well, stale. That is, until now. With the roaring success of “The Batman,” a whole new generation of superheroes have emerged, and one of them happens to be starring in the biggest blockbuster of all time right now.

It’s Robert Pattinson. Yes, the “Twilight” star has assumed the role of The Batman, and he’s making the most of it. In fact, the British actor is having such a strong run on the big screen that he might even dethrone Leonardo DiCaprio as Hollywood’s reigning box office champ. With “Joker,” “On the Basis of Sex,” and “The Batman,” this year’s awards season was definitely shaping up to be the best year for Robert Pattinson yet.

But it’s not just about the movies. Robert Pattinson has been turning heads for years with his effortless good looks and debonair charm. He’s been linked to some of Hollywood’s most famous faces, and he’s made some of the most iconic looks in recent history. It seems that with every new role, Robert Pattinson is redefining what it means to be glamorous. In other words, he’s setting the gold standard for style as usual. Here’s a look at how Robert Pattinson has redefined style and taken Hollywood by storm. 

Redefining Glamour

The best example of how Robert Pattinson has redefined style can be seen in the new film, “Joker.” The character of Joker possesses a completely different aesthetic than regular Batman. Typically dark and brooding, the Joker is a style chameleon. He switches from an 80s leather jacket and jeans look to a gi-normous yellow-and-black rubber dress that he pairs with his signature red pointed-toe shoes. The film is full of unique and stylized fashion choices, and it’s one of the most iconic looks of all time. It’s fair to say that “Joker” was a style revelation. For the record, here’s a short list of the best fashion moments from the movie:

  • The Yellow Dress: We’re starting with the most memorable outfit from “Joker.” You might know it as the infamous yellow dress (which was actually designed by Catherine Martin). The scene where the Joker dons this dress and dances around in front of his victims is one of the most terrifying scenes of all time.
  • The Leather Jacket: Another stylistic departure for Robert Pattinson as The Joker. The British actor dons a leather jacket in a scene from “Joker” that stops traffic. You might say he’s setting the fashion trend for 2020. Or at least the stylists are.
  • The Wide-Brimmed Hat: We saved the most iconic moment from “Joker” for last. After donning the yellow dress and dancing around in front of his victims, the Joker sports a red-and-black-plaid hat. This iconic hat has been a part of his look ever since. And it’s not surprising why. The wide-brimmed hat adds that little extra touch of color and style that makes the actor stand out.

One of the reasons why “Joker” was such a style revelation is that the film wears its inspiration on its sleeve. The plotline follows the exploits of an aging comedian (Morgan Freeman) who teams up with a young comedian (Robert Pattinson) to murder wealthy businessmen. The twist? The Joker is inspired by the art of ventriloquism and uses his puppets to commit the gruesome murders. Hence, the movie became known as the ‘puppeteer’ or ‘puppet-killer.’ The result is a bizarre, yet brilliant collaboration of fashion and storytelling which is unparalleled in cinematic history. Indeed, “Joker” might even be the greatest film of all time when it comes to style. 

Style Icons And The Next Big Thing

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Robert Pattinson over the years, it’s that he’s always setting the style bar high. Even his earliest acting roles were a bold stylistic departure from his handsome looks. The actor’s portrayal of drug-addict poet John Keats in “Somersault” is remembered for its innovative use of fashion and cinematic techniques. The short film from 1993 is often cited as the unofficial debut of the millennial generation, and it’s credited with creating a cultural phenomenon. The way people dressed back then was certainly unique, to say the least.

After that, we had his iconic turn as the teen romantic lead in “Twilight.” The movie brought the ‘Kardashian Effect’ to life, as many young celebrities dressed in accordance with the style of the famous Kardashian sisters. This made it easier for them to find work in the industry. More importantly, “Twilight” launched Robert Pattinson’s modeling career and made him the go-to guy for high-end brands and luxury goods.

Then we had “Burnt,” the critically-acclaimed 2015 crime thriller in which Robert Pattinson starred alongside Kate Winslet and Charlie Hunnam. The movie tackled some heavy issues, but it did so in a way that would make Dostoyevsky proud. You might say that “Burnt” was the ultimate style statement. It was a game changer, and it caused a sensation.

Finally, we come to the present, and it’s time for Robert Pattinson to play the Dark Knight once more. This time around he’s bringing his own spin to the iconic character. Gone are the 80s leather jacket and jeans. Instead, he’s opted for a more classic suit and tie look. Of course, he’s embellished the look with some bold accessories and an elegant hat. As a result, it’s fair to say that Robert Pattinson has shaken up the Batman franchise yet again, and this time it’s for good. 

What the future of the Batman franchise holds for Robert Pattinson is anyone’s guess. Whatever it is, the actor is guaranteed to make it his own. He always does…no matter the character or film.