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Old 05-16-2019, 08:46 PM
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Robert Pattinson cast as Batman


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Robert Pattinson has (probably) been cast as Batman in the new Matt Reeves movie.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:56 PM
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As terrible as it sounds, I have actually seen him in other movies and he is a pretty good actor.

I think he pretty much hates Twilight and wants to do something better to be remembered for.
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Well, his life is about to change. Good for him.
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At this point, isn't it easier to list the people who haven't played Batman?
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:18 PM
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Gonna play Batman in what? Or do they just have to keep the number of Batman movies even with the number of Spider-Man movies or something?
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Anyone can play Batman. The challenge is playing Bruce Wayne.
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Anyone can play Batman. The challenge is playing Bruce Wayne.
I would challenge that. I can't think of an actor in the role who didn't do a good job as Bruce Wayne, but portraying a dual personality as Batman at the same time has been pretty tough.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:02 PM
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that was my problem with Keaton as Batman he was great as Bruce Wayne but he just wasn't the superhero type ..... same as Clooney although by the time George got involved the scripts were squeezy-cheeze fests .....
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Matt Reeves is directing, and he previously made the new Planet Of The Apes movies. He has a good feel for slow paced bleak drama, so this will suit Pattinson well, who has done a bunch of well received work since Twilight, and seems very similar to Christian Bale to me really.

I believe the expectation is this Batman movie will emphasise the Detective side that is often forgotten, so perhaps it will lean more noir.
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:22 AM
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:55 AM
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Gonna play Batman in what?
This is the real question. Is this still for the DC shared universe? is it a reboot?
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:14 AM
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The shared DC Universe seems to be very loose now. Each subsequent movie is in no hurry to be associated with the others anymore. It's very possible that the new Suicide Squad, the new Birds of Prey, the new Joker, and the new Batman movies are not going to have any acknowledgement of each other even if a character appears in all of them.
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I believe the expectation is this Batman movie will emphasise the Detective side that is often forgotten, so perhaps it will lean more noir.
I fervently hope so. It would keep him from being boring.

I prefer smart superheroes fighting smart villains, something I haven't seen in years.
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I am excited for this. Even people who hated B vs S and Justice League agree that it was probably the best visualization of Batman in a live action movie. The Warehouse fight in BvS and the opening of Justice League where Batman captures the Parademon look great.

I look forward to seeing what they do with this one.
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Is this the one Affleck was going to do, then dropped out?
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Well, criminals are a cowardly and superstitious lot...
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So, are we going to spend the first half of the movie relearning Batman's origin?

Gritty reboot: his parents get chainsawed to death.
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Yes.
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When I saw this thread title, at first I misread it as "Rowan Atkinson".

And Twilight sucked for reasons that were completely outside of the cast's control. I wouldn't hold it against him.
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You think that's bad? I misread it as Pat Robertson. I though someone had cooked up a satire video.
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Oh, yeah? I first read it as Ray Patterson, and I thought "wow, Springfield's former Sanitation Commissioner really landed on his feet."
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Anyone can play Batman. The challenge is playing Bruce Wayne.
I think the brilliant thing for them to do would be have Pattinson play Batman ... but not play Bruce Wayne. In particular, having him play John Blake would be a great backdoor way to bring the Nolan films into the DCEU.
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Matt Reeves is directing, and he previously made the new Planet Of The Apes movies. He has a good feel for slow paced bleak drama, so this will suit Pattinson well, who has done a bunch of well received work since Twilight, and seems very similar to Christian Bale to me really.
None of what you wrote makes me at all hopeful that this will be a good movie.
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I would challenge that. I can't think of an actor in the role who didn't do a good job as Bruce Wayne, but portraying a dual personality as Batman at the same time has been pretty tough.
No, the dual personality is Bruce Wayne. The actor has to be able to brood one minute, and play stereotypical billionaire playboy the next.

To play Batman, all you need is a good chin and a gravely voice.
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No, the dual personality is Bruce Wayne. The actor has to be able to brood one minute, and play stereotypical billionaire playboy the next
Now I really miss Adam West.
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