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Robert Pattinson 

Movie Review: Robert Pattinson’s Batman: Another DC Bomb Waiting to Happen?

Do you think actor Robert Pattinson can pull off the Batman chatacter in the latest Batman movie? What’s your take?

Onyii Amarachi

Onyii Amarachi

The Batman character has not seen much success in the live-action department over the decades.

In fact, before Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy, which starred Christian Bale as the titular character, the Batman movies had mostly been forgettable, poor, or just plain bad.

After the Nolan Batman films however, fans began to hope that a turnaround had finally come for the much loved character.

A hope that was smashed when Zack Snyder’s portrayal of the character, played by Ben Affleck, failed to meet up to the standards fans felt Nolan’s Batman had set.

Standards which many seem certain that the new Batman film will never meet.

Ben Affleck as Batman - Happenings
Ben Affleck as Batman - Happenings

The film, titled “The Batman,” is set for a 2021 release and will be directed by lauded filmmaker, Matt Reeves, with the Batman character being played by ‘Twilight’ star Robert Pattinson.

And the choice of cast is what many fans around the world have repeatedly raged against.

Robert Pattinson 
Robert Pattinson 

Many feel that the 33 year old actor is simply not right for the role. Stating that he lacks the presence to convincingly portray a hardened crime fighter like Batman.

Even others have shown skepticism as to whether the actor could even pull off Bruce Wayne, a character known to have more than just good looks.

Of course, all of this is to be expected, as fans always contest one studio decision or the other.

The real problem is that DC has made a poor showing in recent years with their DC Extended Universe (DCEU), which failed to take off and has left many fans with something of a bitter taste in their mouths.

This has caused many fans to expect disappointment from them, in an effort to cushion the blow of the studio’s shortcomings.

Fortunately, that seems to be blowing over, with movies like Wonder Woman and Aqua Man, both commercial and critical successes, rekindling the audience’s dwindling faith in the studio.

All we can do for now is wait and see, though. Put our trust in the masterful hands of Matt Reeves and hope that, as usual, he will deliver.