At the turn of the new year, production on 2021’s The Batman officially kicked off, thus ramping up the hype around the film to a whole new level. It’s begun — now it’s real.
It can be hard to believe we’re already getting another new Batman, especially considering Ben Affleck was last seen in the role back in 2017’s Justice League. As we all know, though, Justice League was such an abominable disaster that it caused Warner Bros. to rethink their entire DC Comics strategy and ultimately recast the role of Bruce Wayne with Robert Pattinson.
While the idiots on the internet were up in arms over Pattinson’s casting, I’m here to tell you that the 33-year-old Englishman is quite literally the perfect actor for a character a complex as the Dark Knight. Plus, Pattinson has become known for his truly bizarre filmography in recent years, making the prospect of what The Batman could be in the hands of director Matt Reeves a truly enticing proposition.
Those involved with the project certainly aren’t shy about it, as Peter Sarsgaard — who is set to appear in the film as Gotham City District Attorney *Gil Colson* (wink wink) — has done nothing but sung the movie’s praises ever since filming began.
Speaking to Jessica Shaw on SiriusXM Radio, Sarsgaard teased the film by using descriptive words such as “raw” and “not sanitized”, which is certainly a move:
He did discuss, however, the tone of the film and the feeling he gets while on set, which he compared to the alternative rock band Pixies.
“It’s so raw in that way,” he said in his comparison to the band’s music style. “So, that’s what I feel like about this. It is not sanitized. It’s got a raw power to it, a raw emotionality.” [via The Hollywood Reporter]
The Batman — which stars Robert Pattinson as BruceWayne/Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson. — hits theaters in the United States on Friday, June 25.
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