Okay, Malcolm… what? So at the DC FanDome event there was footage of just about every DC project coming out, and Matt Reeves’ Batman movie was one of them. In a published report of the footage there was this nugget:
Batman drops this: “Fear is a tool. They think I’m hiding in the shadows, but I am the shadows.”
Which is, yes, full MGK… “You smell like weed.” “I am weed.“
He also describes himself as “I am vengeance.” … so which is it?
You know DC had to hate the fvck out of that little Megan Fox, Machine Gun Kelly story.
Reeves had plenty to say at the panel:
“I felt that we’d seen lots of origin stories,” Reeves said. “We’d seen things go further and further into fantasy, and I thought, well, one place we haven’t been is grounding it the way that year one does to come right in to a young Batman, not be an origin tale, but refer to his origins and shake him to his core…..I really did think, ‘Oh my God, this version of this character, this guy who sort of almost like, if you think of Bruce Wayne as like a reckless rock star in a decaying manner, there’s this part of me that self saw (Pattinson) as that, and I had no idea that you would be interested in playing the role at all.”
Pattinson also in attendance weighed in:
“He doesn’t have as much control over his personality, like the delineation between when he’s Batman and when he’s Bruce is not so clear and other kind of iterations of it, you know, he really knows what he’s doing when he’s putting on the cowl,” Pattinson added. “And I kind of really like this idea of it’s a little bit out of control. He hasn’t completely defined what Batman is. I mean, it’s kind of, he gets lost in it. Whenever he’s putting on every night. And it’s kind of, you know, basically, he’s not sleeping and he’s becoming this quite sort of odd creature.”
Allegedly the releasing-in-March film is going to be right close to three hours long and s set to be more like a film noir than a traditional Batman movie.
The story being told in the movie is set to begin on or near Halloween and takes place over a week, according to leaked details. It will feature a younger Batman who will wears the suit for the majority of the time on screen because he has little interest in being Bruce.
From other reports, most of Pattinson’s dialogue is voiceover reading Batman’s handwritten journal to the audience.
There does appear to be a pretty sweet cast that also includes Colin Farrell as The Penguin, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Real, Barry Keoghan as Officer Stanley Merkel, and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth.
Honestly, I am not excited about this project but I am going to see it anyways and I probably will go to the theatre to see it.
I anticipate being let down.