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'The Batman' Will Tell Origin Stories of Several Dark Knight Villains

‘The Batman’ Will Tell Origin Stories of Several Dark Knight Villains

by Steve Goodman

Robert Pattinson’s The Batman shall serve as the origin stories of numerous Dark Knight villains.

The Batman may represent a youthful iteration of the Caped Crusader, but Matt Reeves‘ movie may still reveal the roots of Gotham City’s famous villains. Robert Pattinson will be the next star to introduce the famous DC character to the silver screen as the picture lands in theaters in 2021.

It should be one of Bruce Wayne‘s most unusual interpretations, as Reeves takes on Batman’s investigative theme. Although it’s not an origin story like Batman Begins, The Batman shall still depict a Bruce who is in the initial phase of undertaking the responsibility as Gotham’s guardian.

Production is still at a halt owing to the COVID-19 pandemic that forced The Batman to pause filming back in March.

Despite new safety guidelines going into effect, The Batman‘s shooting hopes to resume in September, because there are just three months of filming remaining to conclude.

One of the best aspects of The Batman is the fact that many antagonists are brought into light in this latest twist on the Dark Knight. Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, and John Turturro are all introducing their depictions of The Riddler, The Penguin, and Carmine Falcone to life from Batman’s rogue’s gallery.

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Although there’s more focus on Edward Nashton as an adversary, it’s still a decent-sized villain line-up. However, just like young Bruce, most of these villains are in their early days as the wicked forces of Gotham City.

Throughout their session at DC FanDome, Reeves spoke about how his project would portray the early depictions of the Batman villains.

When it came to Riddler, Reeves talked about how Dano’s Riddler is going to be a somewhat mysterious version, while Zoë Kravitz‘s Selina Kyle is yet to become a Catwoman, the way we recognize her.

As for Farrell’s Oswald Cobblepot, Reeves indicated he is not quite the notorious kingpin thought to be in folklore. It was crucial for the director not only to have the actors add something different to the roles but also to provide a connection with them that respects the source material.

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The energy and enthusiasm that Reeves displayed during the Batman panel, in particular the manner in which he is presenting the Dark Knight’s rogue’s gallery, already allows the film to stand out.

To see these protagonists at their origins, even just at the start of their criminal journeys, highlights how much effort Reeves has poured into this endeavor. While it may have taken some years to get the project up and running, this comment alone makes it completely worth it.

As per Reeves, by placing these villains in their early days, it helps the franchise to see their progression through several follow-ups rather than only one-offs. Since production is slated to launch next month, further aspects of the project are expected to continue appearing.

Based on The Batman‘s first promotional teaser featuring bits and pieces of the 25% they’ve shot so far, it’s going to be fun to see the entire film. The event at DC FanDome was a big move forward in creating further hype and excitement for The Batman.

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