Warner Bros. and DC Comics are all about Matt Reeves, with the studio giving the director an amazing all-around deal. Reeves masterfully crafted a new universe focused on the Caped Crusader and his rogues gallery with The Batman. The director has several projects in development, including an HBO Max series that will focus on the Penguin (Colin Farrell) as well as a series set in Arkham Asylum. The Batman The sequel is currently being written by Reeves and collaborator Mattson Tomlin. Fans usually have a favorite Batman and love pairing them with new versions of the character in media and it’s no different now. A Batman fan designed an incredible The Batman mash-up that replaces Robert Pattinson with Christian Bale.
An artist on Instagram who goes by the handle of @Venomhology, created the mash-up by adding Bale’s Batman to the crime scene that takes place at the start of the film when the mayor is murdered by The Riddler. Bale’s suit from The black Knight matches the tone of the movie perfectly, and if this was the actual movie, you probably wouldn’t mind the change. You can check out the mash-up below!
An important moment in The Batman, is at the start of the film where Batman defeats a group of thugs with face paint and utters the words “I’m Vengeance”. Fans would notice that the line is a big departure from Bale or Michael Keaton’s infamous “I’m Batman” line, and it turns out that’s what Reeves intended. In a recent interview with KCRW, the director explains why his movie used “I’m Vengeance” as opposed to “I’m Batman.”
“For me, the arc from the beginning, when I was thinking about the story, goes from a place where he declares himself, which comes from certain comics and the animated series, this notion that he says, no ‘I am Batman,’ which is obviously Keaton’s key line in Burton’s film, but ‘I am revenge,'” Reeves told KCRW. “And that it came from his personal rage and that primal feeling. he had was really just fidgeting and trying to make sense of his life, and so he wasn’t really self-aware. It’s also one of the things, in the music and the sound of this scene. It builds up in a way that you can feel the rage and her heart beating, beating, beating, and then you can feel the sonic intent and the musical intent at the end of that scene, and even visually, the sense of the adrenaline is finally starting to ebb.”
The film stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as GCPD’s James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham DA Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as mayoral candidate Bella Reál, Andy Serkis as Alfred, and Colin Farrell as Oswald “Penguin” Cobblepot. The Batman is exclusively streaming on HBO Max now.
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