The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson is now out and has received rave reviews. This rebirth of Pattinson appears to confirm his role as Hollywood’s A-List actor.
It is supremely difficult to shed the shadows of Edward Cullen of Twilight and Cedric Diggory of Harry Potter. However, Robert Pattinson has done it. This week was the debut of Matt Reeves’ Batman. Pattinson is now an actor that people want to root for. Even though Pattinson doesn’t seem like the typical charismatic, wealthy playboy Batman actor, it is something to be admired about his portrayal as Bruce Wayne.
While he’s been separating from his roles in the past for a while now his role as the Caped Crusader is the perfect cherry on the top. He was chosen for roles like Good Time, Tenet and The Lighthouse after completing the Twilight story. The films showcased his acting chops and in turn, have earned him a lot of respect in the field of taking on mature material.
In Good Time especially, you see that he isn’t always the dark, brooding character that comes off as far away or intimidating. He has tested his limits. He’s not a typical actor in any of his characters.
The Batman also features Zoe Kravitz and Paul Dano as Catwoman, The Riddler as The Riddler and The Penguin as Colin Farrell. This version of Gotham is vastly different in its tone and style than the grandiose Christopher Nolan trilogy. It is darker, gritty and more balanced in tone.
The audience can be hopeful that the studios will have time to develop their films more in the wake of the disaster that was Justice League. Even though Ben Affleck did his best perhaps it was better than what studios did with another actor in Pattinson. Each actor will get their own moment of fame, instead of having to divide their time between prominent characters like Wonder Woman, Superman, Aquaman and The Flash. With more solo movies in their repertoire, there will be a moment to gather in a natural way for their second ensemble outing. We hope Pattinson will be able to join us.
Although not much has been said about his plans for the expansion of his DCEU appearance, it has almost been confirmed that there is going to be a sequel to The Batman. We’ll have to wait and keep an eye out for The Bat.