In the December 23, 2021 issue of EMPIRE, there will be a big feature story on director Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN starring Robert Pattinson.
Yesterday, the magazine released the 3 different cover images of the issue, and now they’ve released a few blubs about the film from the aforementioned Reeves and Pattinson.
Reeves on the inspiration for this take on Bruce Wayne and why Pattinson as The Batman…
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 fictionalized version of Kurt Cobain being in this kind of decaying manor. I thought that was a great mix. [Pattinson] also got that Kurt Cobain thing, where he looks like a rock star, but you also feel like he could be a recluse.
Pattinson on Bruce Wayne and The Batman…
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!
He’s been out every single night for two years, getting beaten up and shot and stabbed and burnt, and it shows, There’s a bullet graze on the cowl, right at the beginning. I don’t think that’s been done before.
EMPIRE also released 2 new images from the film…
For the full story, click on any of the links provided. – Bill “Jett” Ramey
(Thanks to BOF’er @HarlowC for the heads up!)