After much waiting and endless date changes due to the coronavirus, in March the bat signal will be lit again and we will welcome a new Dark Knight. Robert Pattinson makes his debut as Bruce Wayne in ‘ The Batman ‘, a film that stars in the new issue of Empire magazine that reviews the most prominent releases of the coming year. In addition to seeing again Pattinson’s new armor suit, they also show us Zoë Kravitz characterized as Catwoman, whip in hand .
Matt Reeves (‘ War for the Planet of the Apes ‘) takes the lead in this reinvention of Batman that, according to his team, will surprise us from the movies and references that have influenced its tone, such as the Zodiac killer. The main objective was clear: not to remind us of any other Batman movie.
For example, Reeves reveals that the new Bruce Wayne is very inspired by Kurt Cobain, leader of Nirvana: “When I write I listen to music, and when I was writing the first act I put ‘Something in the Way’ by Nirvana. That’s where the idea came from. Instead of making Bruce Wayne the version of the playboy that we have seen before, there is another version that has gone through a huge tragedy and has become a hermit. I started to make a connection with ‘ Last Days ‘ by Gus Van Sant, the idea of a fictional version of Kurt Cobain in some kind of run-down mansion. “
Along with Pattinson and Kravitz, we will find a stellar cast consisting of Colin Farrell as the Penguin, Paul Dano as Enigma, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Barry Keoghan as Agent Stanley Merkel, and Peter Sarsgaard as District Attorney Gil Colson. The script is written by Matt Reeves and Peter Craig .
The new cinematic universe of ‘the Batman’
When ‘The Batman’ hits theaters on March 4 it will open a new audiovisual era for Gotham as Warner Bros. has big plans for this new version. In addition to the film, they have two spin-off series underway, one focusing on the Gotham police and corruption in the city, and another focusing on Oswalt Cobblepot, aka the Penguin, which will star Colin Farrell. Both are coming to HBO Max in the near future.