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Pattinson confirmed as Batman.

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https://variety.com/2019/film/news/robert-pattinson-batman-matt-reeves-bruce-wayne-dc-comics-1203125473/

I think it’s a good casting. I have Batman nerd board friends who are already claiming… “it’s an abomination” - “it’s the end of the franchise” - “I’ll never see it”, “how could they be so wrong?”…etc, etc.

All those criticisms and outcries were every bit as present when Keaton was cast as Batman, Affleck was cast as Batman, and Daniel Craig was cast as 007.

Full disclosure, I’ve never seen Pattinson in anything, but by all accounts of co-stars and directors, he has the chops. I love Matt Reeves’ work on Planet Of The Apes, so no problem there either.

To me: the right actor, a great story, a great costume, and a great director could give us the best Batman film we’ve had in decades.

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Pattinson will never live down Twilight, no matter what he does, and he has a most impressive post-Twilight resume. It’s not easy to re-invent yourself as a character actor after a hit t(w)een drama, but that’s pretty much what he did. He’s really worth following - it looks like his next film is The Lighthouse, and it looks amazing:

That said, I don’t really care for Matt Reeves all that much. I liked Dawn, somewhat enjoyed the other two, really disliked Let Me In, can’t bring myself to care the least bit about Cloverfield or that Schwimmer vehicle.

Probably a solid choice of a machine-tooled studio blockbuster.

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The only response that one got out of me was a single chuckle (the bit with the cats) which is odd, because it should’ve been right up my alley. I don’t remember much outside of the fact it didn’t work for me at all. I’ve been meaning to give it another go at some point.

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m_s0 said:

Pattinson will never live down Twilight, no matter what he does, and he has a most impressive post-Twilight resume. It’s not easy to re-invent yourself as a character actor after a hit t(w)een drama, but that’s pretty much what he did. He’s really worth following - it looks like his next film is The Lighthouse, and it looks amazing:

Man, that looks very interesting. Took me a second to recognize him.

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Anchorhead said:

I have Batman nerd board friends who are already claiming… “it’s an abomination” - “it’s the end of the franchise” - “I’ll never see it”, “how could they be so wrong?”…etc, etc.

Never understood that attitude. The world will not end, life will go on. You’re not forced to watch it with your eyes held open ala A Clockwork Orange, you can still continue to enjoy the graphic novels or whichever cinematic depiction that you prefer.

“Logic is the battlefield of adulthood.”

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