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Robert Pattinson as THE BATMAN

What do you think of the vampire becoming the bat? lol

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Matt Reeves, who is directing 2021’s The Batman, shared a screen test of Pattinson in the new Batman suit on Thursday night, and although it’s a pretty quick glimpse, comic fans have already noticed some intriguing details. To start, it appears that Pattinson’s Batman isn’t nearly as bulky as Ben Affleck’s costume made him—in fact, our new Dark Knight appears to be wearing more of a body armor type suit than form-fitting padding.

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Reply #1 posted 05/17/20 7:47pm

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Emma and I disapprove

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Reply #2 posted 05/18/20 9:23am

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I think he is a great choice. I like everything ive seen about this movie so far.

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Reply #3 posted 05/18/20 10:01am

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Reply #4 posted 05/18/20 11:24am

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why not? that role has been through so many hands why not Mr. P? he's very talented and a good character actor. i think he'll pull it off maybe by bringing to the role what Johnny Depp brought to the role of Jack Sparrow. that kind of sideways slant of humor

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Reply #5 posted 05/18/20 12:55pm

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why not? that role has been through so many hands why not Mr. P? he's very talented and a good character actor. i think he'll pull it off maybe by bringing to the role what Johnny Depp brought to the role of Jack Sparrow. that kind of sideways slant of humor

Don't want humor with the Dark Knight. I want what Affleck brought to the table in Batman v Superman.

DCEU is already a clusterfuck. I guess this can't be any worse.

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Reply #6 posted 05/19/20 12:48am

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kpowers said:

Emma and I disapprove



We certainly do.
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Reply #7 posted 05/19/20 1:13am

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To be honest, there are only 2 Batman movies that I really like and those were the 2 Michael Keaton movies. They were perfect combinations of actor/director/villain/tone. Gotham City looked the way it should. The Batmobile was stylish but also practical. Bruce Wayne actually had a reason to be Batman in that even though he was a great fighter, simply being a great fighter wouldn't be enough to take on the city's criminals. He needed the added theatricality because if he didn't have that, he wouldn't have lasted very long. Other portrayals of the character have him as too overpowered. Michael Keaton brought that vulnerability to it. Then there was Alfred. The Tim Burton Alfred behaved as a butler should but we also seen subtle moments where he acted like a parent to Bruce. It was subtle. More nuanced. But it was there.

After that we've had some truly awful Batman movies. Val Kilmer is a great actor and could have been a good Batman but Joel Schumacher made sure he killed any hopes of that. And the less said about Batman & Robin, the better.

The Nolan movies started off well with Batman Begins but went downhill fast. The Dark Knight was ok but Heath Ledger's impression of a young Tom Waits didn't do it for me. The movie was kind of boring at times too. And then The Dark Knight Rises was just fucking stupid. And the Batmobile was a travesty.

Ben Affleck seemed like the perfect choice. He had the look, the costume, the willingness to kill which at this point in his career as Batman, made total sense. Unfortunately Warner Bros did what the always do and fucked it up. The did it with Donner's Superman. They did it with Burton's Batman and the did it with Snyder's Justice League.

Now we have Pattinson, who is a decent actor. And it wouldn't be fair to judge him on the Twilight movies, awful and all as they are. But he doesn't have the look. And I don't think he's got the range of Michael Keaton nor does Matt Reeves have the ability of late 80's Tim Burton, for it to all come together. Hopefully I'm wrong. I want to like this movie. But there's not one member of the cast who gives me any hope. In fact, quite the opposite. Colin Farrell as the penguin? Seriously? Like I said, hopefully it's good. But at the moment, this isn't even on my radar.
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Reply #8 posted 05/19/20 3:11am

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What people don't know is that Prince stopped by the Hall of Justice and did a show for us.

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Reply #9 posted 05/19/20 9:38pm

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The suit reminds me of Batman: Dead End.

Anybody remember that?

https://www.youtube.com/w...hEcP86cGt8

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Reply #10 posted 05/20/20 6:54am

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I think he'll do great, right up there with Keaton, Bale and Affleck's stuntman.
He can't possibly be worse than Kilmer and Clooney.

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Reply #11 posted 05/20/20 11:47am

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HBO Max will debut the project in 2021 — possibly in a four-hour director's cut or in six TV-style "chapters" — as the helmer gets the gang back together with the original postproduction crew to score, cut and finish visual effects. ~ The Hollywood Reporter

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Reply #12 posted 05/20/20 12:32pm

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MickyDolenz said:

https://i.postimg.cc/SNjBGdPD/image.jpg


HBO Max will debut the project in 2021 — possibly in a four-hour director's cut or in six TV-style "chapters" — as the helmer gets the gang back together with the original postproduction crew to score, cut and finish visual effects. ~ The Hollywood Reporter



Can't be any worse than the ridiculous version we got.
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Reply #13 posted 05/20/20 2:54pm

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uPtoWnNY said:

XxAxX said:

why not? that role has been through so many hands why not Mr. P? he's very talented and a good character actor. i think he'll pull it off maybe by bringing to the role what Johnny Depp brought to the role of Jack Sparrow. that kind of sideways slant of humor

Don't want humor with the Dark Knight. I want what Affleck brought to the table in Batman v Superman.

DCEU is already a clusterfuck. I guess this can't be any worse.




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Reply #14 posted 05/21/20 8:08am

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I think he works. He's been honing his acting chops with movies like The Lighthouse. The cast is strong around him too.

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Reply #15 posted 05/21/20 8:20am

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EmmaMcG said:

MickyDolenz said:

https://i.postimg.cc/SNjBGdPD/image.jpg

HBO Max will debut the project in 2021 — possibly in a four-hour director's cut or in six TV-style "chapters" — as the helmer gets the gang back together with the original postproduction crew to score, cut and finish visual effects. ~ The Hollywood Reporter

Can't be any worse than the ridiculous version we got.



DC had the most bankable comic franchises for nearly 30 years. When the MCU caught them flat footed, they tried to microwave their EU. It was mapped out poorly in comparison to MCU's meticulous phase building over what -- a dozen movies or more?

They may be able to rebuild DCEU around the Wonder Woman, but I don't see how it works. WW 1984 may suffer due to the pandemic, and cast changes for the two biggest characters would hurt the continuitty.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #16 posted 05/21/20 8:24am

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namepeace said:

I think he works. He's been honing his acting chops with movies like The Lighthouse. The cast is strong around him too.



Colin Farrell as the penguin and Lenny Kravitz Junior as Catwoman is your idea of a strong cast? I mean, there are some really good actors in this movie but I don't think any of them are suited to the roles they're playing. Andy Serkis as Alfred?? Jeffrey Wright as Gordon? Paul Dano is a decent choice for the Riddler but I just don't see anyone else pulling it off. I'd LOVE to be wrong and I really hope that I am but I just can't get excited for this movie.
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namepeace said:



EmmaMcG said:


MickyDolenz said:

https://i.postimg.cc/SNjBGdPD/image.jpg


HBO Max will debut the project in 2021 — possibly in a four-hour director's cut or in six TV-style "chapters" — as the helmer gets the gang back together with the original postproduction crew to score, cut and finish visual effects. ~ The Hollywood Reporter



Can't be any worse than the ridiculous version we got.



DC had the most bankable comic franchises for nearly 30 years. When the MCU caught them flat footed, they tried to microwave their EU. It was mapped out poorly in comparison to MCU's meticulous phase building over what -- a dozen movies or more?

They may be able to rebuild DCEU around the Wonder Woman, but I don't see how it works. WW 1984 may suffer due to the pandemic, and cast changes for the two biggest characters would hurt the continuitty.



They should probably just cancel the DCEU and take the whole thing back to formula. Start fresh with solo movies or, better yet, TV shows. Shows that are closer in tone to the animated series of the 90s rather than the shite Arrowverse shows. And keep WB executives away. They ruined Richard Donner's Superman series, they ruined Tim Burton's Batman series and they ruined Zack Snyder's Justice League. Just hire a filmmaker and let him make the movie he wants to make. The Joker wasn't perfect but it was a massive step up from Suicide Squad/Birds of Prey/Shazam etc.
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One a side note, I do not know why any great director would work in the comic book media with established characters. The current "fans" base have proved to be loud obnoxious one dimensional trolls.

Has anyone seen these angry grown men with their youtube channels on comic books and movies? Yikes! All the joy and optimism is gone and replaced by jaded politically toxic carnival of mostly men with a seeming hatred of women or inclusiveness.

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Emma and I disapprove


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Reply #20 posted 05/21/20 10:42am

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One a side note, I do not know why any great director would work in the comic book media with established characters. The current "fans" base have proved to be loud obnoxious one dimensional trolls.


Has anyone seen these angry grown men with their youtube channels on comic books and movies? Yikes! All the joy and optimism is gone and replaced by jaded politically toxic carnival of mostly men with a seeming hatred of women or inclusiveness.



A great director, if they are indeed "great", would be able to make a good movie regardless of fan demands or expectations. And if the movie is good, fans will watch it. Take Thor Ragnarok, for example. There was a lot of trepidation amongst Marvel fans when Taika Watiti was brought in to direct. He wasn't that well known and had zero experience with these kinds of movies. His movie was completely different to what came before but it also happened to be really good and probably saved Thor, as a movie franchise of its own outside of The Avengers movies. Now he's coming back to direct Thor Love And Thunder and the same fans who initially were worried about him are now delighted to see him return.

To make a long story short, if the movie is good then a little creative license is forgiven. But if the movie is bad then they only have themselves to blame for the criticism they receive*



*Obviously, some criticism can go overboard. Death threats etc are uncalled for. But if you make a shit movie then you have to expect a certain level of criticism.
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Reply #21 posted 05/21/20 11:07am

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EmmaMcG said:

namepeace said:

I think he works. He's been honing his acting chops with movies like The Lighthouse. The cast is strong around him too.

Colin Farrell as the penguin and Lenny Kravitz Junior as Catwoman is your idea of a strong cast? I mean, there are some really good actors in this movie but I don't think any of them are suited to the roles they're playing. Andy Serkis as Alfred?? Jeffrey Wright as Gordon? Paul Dano is a decent choice for the Riddler but I just don't see anyone else pulling it off. I'd LOVE to be wrong and I really hope that I am but I just can't get excited for this movie.


That take was so salty I went on blood pressure medication. falloff

Paul Dano

Andy Serkis

Jeffrey Wright

Colin Farrell
Zoe Kravitz
John Tuturro

Yeah, that's my idea of a strong cast for a comic book film. It's not like they're remaking Citizen Kane or Henry V.

As with any comic book film, there are going to be misfires cast-wise, but the odds are overall most of those actors are going to turn in solid performances.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #22 posted 05/21/20 11:17am

namepeace

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e pandemic, and cast changes for the two biggest characters would hurt the continuitty.

They should probably just cancel the DCEU and take the whole thing back to formula. Start fresh with solo movies or, better yet, TV shows. Shows that are closer in tone to the animated series of the 90s rather than the shite Arrowverse shows. And keep WB executives away. They ruined Richard Donner's Superman series, they ruined Tim Burton's Batman series and they ruined Zack Snyder's Justice League. Just hire a filmmaker and let him make the movie he wants to make. The Joker wasn't perfect but it was a massive step up from Suicide Squad/Birds of Prey/Shazam etc.


I agree with a lot of that. DC is better with character studies and stand-alone films.

Their chance to build a competent EU died when the Dark Knight trilogy ended with no tie-in.

They may also want to focus on animated product, and as The Clone Wars showed with Star Wars, a quality animated product from filmmakers that are truly invested in the content can help a franchise shake off disappointment in prior films, and take it in new directions.


Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #23 posted 05/21/20 11:24am

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One a side note, I do not know why any great director would work in the comic book media with established characters. The current "fans" base have proved to be loud obnoxious one dimensional trolls.

Has anyone seen these angry grown men with their youtube channels on comic books and movies? Yikes! All the joy and optimism is gone and replaced by jaded politically toxic carnival of mostly men with a seeming hatred of women or inclusiveness.


A lot of truth to this. Many of these types of fans will NEVER be satisfied and their expectations never fully met. For many of them that includes seeing people of color in significant roles, but that's not unique to these types of filmgoers.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #24 posted 05/21/20 12:50pm

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namepeace said:



EmmaMcG said:


namepeace said:

I think he works. He's been honing his acting chops with movies like The Lighthouse. The cast is strong around him too.



Colin Farrell as the penguin and Lenny Kravitz Junior as Catwoman is your idea of a strong cast? I mean, there are some really good actors in this movie but I don't think any of them are suited to the roles they're playing. Andy Serkis as Alfred?? Jeffrey Wright as Gordon? Paul Dano is a decent choice for the Riddler but I just don't see anyone else pulling it off. I'd LOVE to be wrong and I really hope that I am but I just can't get excited for this movie.


That take was so salty I went on blood pressure medication. falloff

Paul Dano


Andy Serkis


Jeffrey Wright


Colin Farrell
Zoe Kravitz
John Tuturro

Yeah, that's my idea of a strong cast for a comic book film. It's not like they're remaking Citizen Kane or Henry V.

As with any comic book film, there are going to be misfires cast-wise, but the odds are overall most of those actors are going to turn in solid performances.



Lol.

Like I said though, good a actors, no doubt. It just feels like they are horribly miscast to me. But casting is just one of many potential problems I see with this movie. And for the first time in my lifetime, I find myself not looking forward to a new Batman movie. And I remember looking forward to Batman and Robin. Granted, I was 7 when that movie came out. But even The Dark Knight Rises, despite me not particularly liking The Dark Knight, was higher on my radar than this new movie.
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namepeace said:



v10letblues said:



One a side note, I do not know why any great director would work in the comic book media with established characters. The current "fans" base have proved to be loud obnoxious one dimensional trolls.


Has anyone seen these angry grown men with their youtube channels on comic books and movies? Yikes! All the joy and optimism is gone and replaced by jaded politically toxic carnival of mostly men with a seeming hatred of women or inclusiveness.




A lot of truth to this. Many of these types of fans will NEVER be satisfied and their expectations never fully met. For many of them that includes seeing people of color in significant roles, but that's not unique to these types of filmgoers.



Well, to be honest, I would like to see a black Superman just as much as I would like to see a white Blade. I have nothing against "people of colour" in prominent roles (in fact, I'd love to see more black and Asian superhero movies) but I also prefer character's ethnicities to not be changed just because the studio want good PR. Besides, why make Batman black when you can just do a Batwing movie. At least that would be something fresh rather than just another Batman movie. There are loads of black superheroes who we've never seen in movies. Instead of going down the lazy route of making established characters black, how about they actually make movies if these characters instead?
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EmmaMcG said:

namepeace said:


That take was so salty I went on blood pressure medication. falloff

Paul Dano

Andy Serkis

Jeffrey Wright

Colin Farrell
Zoe Kravitz
John Tuturro

Yeah, that's my idea of a strong cast for a comic book film. It's not like they're remaking Citizen Kane or Henry V.

As with any comic book film, there are going to be misfires cast-wise, but the odds are overall most of those actors are going to turn in solid performances.

Lol. Like I said though, good a actors, no doubt. It just feels like they are horribly miscast to me. But casting is just one of many potential problems I see with this movie. And for the first time in my lifetime, I find myself not looking forward to a new Batman movie. And I remember looking forward to Batman and Robin. Granted, I was 7 when that movie came out. But even The Dark Knight Rises, despite me not particularly liking The Dark Knight, was higher on my radar than this new movie.



I understand. I've been there.

I was in college when the first Batman came out, and I recalled being skeptical of the post-Burton films but went to see them anyway, and being right about being skeptical! lol So I understand where you're coming from, and I do think that there will be more hits than misses with this upcoming cast.

Man of Steel was pretty decent, but could have been awful without the cast it had. I hope the same or better for The Batman.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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namepeace said:



EmmaMcG said:


namepeace said:



That take was so salty I went on blood pressure medication. falloff

Paul Dano


Andy Serkis


Jeffrey Wright


Colin Farrell
Zoe Kravitz
John Tuturro

Yeah, that's my idea of a strong cast for a comic book film. It's not like they're remaking Citizen Kane or Henry V.

As with any comic book film, there are going to be misfires cast-wise, but the odds are overall most of those actors are going to turn in solid performances.



Lol. Like I said though, good a actors, no doubt. It just feels like they are horribly miscast to me. But casting is just one of many potential problems I see with this movie. And for the first time in my lifetime, I find myself not looking forward to a new Batman movie. And I remember looking forward to Batman and Robin. Granted, I was 7 when that movie came out. But even The Dark Knight Rises, despite me not particularly liking The Dark Knight, was higher on my radar than this new movie.



I understand. I've been there.

I was in college when the first Batman came out, and I recalled being skeptical of the post-Burton films but went to see them anyway, and being right about being skeptical! lol So I understand where you're coming from, and I do think that there will be more hits than misses with this upcoming cast.

Man of Steel was pretty decent, but could have been awful without the cast it had. I hope the same or better for The Batman.



I suppose I can sum up my feelings as "hope for the best, expect the worst". If my expectations are low, I can't be disappointed.
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EmmaMcG said:

namepeace said:



I understand. I've been there.

I was in college when the first Batman came out, and I recalled being skeptical of the post-Burton films but went to see them anyway, and being right about being skeptical! lol So I understand where you're coming from, and I do think that there will be more hits than misses with this upcoming cast.

Man of Steel was pretty decent, but could have been awful without the cast it had. I hope the same or better for The Batman.

I suppose I can sum up my feelings as "hope for the best, expect the worst". If my expectations are low, I can't be disappointed.

I think that's the Covid mantra these days... razz

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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purplethunder3121 said:



EmmaMcG said:


namepeace said:




I understand. I've been there.

I was in college when the first Batman came out, and I recalled being skeptical of the post-Burton films but went to see them anyway, and being right about being skeptical! lol So I understand where you're coming from, and I do think that there will be more hits than misses with this upcoming cast.

Man of Steel was pretty decent, but could have been awful without the cast it had. I hope the same or better for The Batman.



I suppose I can sum up my feelings as "hope for the best, expect the worst". If my expectations are low, I can't be disappointed.

I think that's the Covid mantra these days... razz



Indeed 😂
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