Ever since Robert Pattinson was cast in the role of Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman, in the The Batman, I was curious to see how the character would be handled and how it would be different from the other versions of the character that we’ve seen in previous films.
From what I’ve seen in the trailers, this version of Bruce Wayne is dark and moody in a way we haven’t seen before. It’s definitely a different version of the character and I like what I’ve seen so far. I like that Wayne isn’t the billionaire playboy type that we’ve seen before.
Well, it turns out the director Matt Reeves’ version of the character was inspired by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. With that in mind, I guess it makes sense that they would use an orchestral version of Cobain’s classic song “Something In The Way” in the trailer for the film. There’s a connection between that song in the trailer and the version of Bruce Wayne that we’re seeing.
During an interview with Empire, Reeves explained:
“When I write, I listen to music, and as I was writing the first act, I put on Nirvana’s ‘Something In The Way’. That’s when it came to me that, rather than make Bruce Wayne the playboy version we’ve seen before, there’s another version who had gone through a great tragedy and become a recluse. So I started making this connection to Gus Van Sant’s Last Days, and the idea of this fictionalised version of Kurt Cobain being in this kind of decaying manor.”
This is definitely a version of the character that I’m interested in seeing. The filmmaker goes on to talk about Pattinson’s performance in the Safdie Brothers’ Good Time, which is what caught the filmmaker’s attention.
“In that movie you could really feel his vulnerability and desperation, but you could also feel his power. I thought that was a great mix. He’s also got that Kurt Cobain thing, where he looks like a rock star, but you also feel like he could be a recluse.”
Pattinson goes on to talk about Batman and how the little gadgets that he uses are home made. The gadgets he uses in the film aren’t the cool flashy ones that Lucius Fox builds for him.
“Bruce has been hiding away. He’s not really a socialite at all. He’s building all these little contraptions and things, just with Alfred. And even Alfred thinks he’s gone insane!”
This is the kind of stuff that just gets me more interested in seeing the movie! I’ve also got a couple new photos to share with you. Here’s the synopsis:
Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.
When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.
The Batman is set to hit theaters on March 4, 2022.