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Robert Pattinson’s Batman debut will make audiences scream and squirm.
According to a recent test screening, moviegoers did just that.
While last year’s teaser trailer offered a taste of Robert Pattinson’s fiery intensity, it’s the only footage Warner Bros. has shown the general public.
However, a three-hour cut of The Batman was shown to a group of people.
A new report describes the film as:
Very graphic, very dark, very scary.
In other words, The Batman veers towards horror territory.
Batman is no stranger to horror.
1989’s graphic novel Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, for example, dug deep into the psychosis of Batman villains like the Joker and Two-Face.
Dave McKean’s Gothic, ethereal art captured the existential bleakness of Grant Morrison’s script.
Without a doubt, it was a horror tale, one with carrying emotional scars.
Nevertheless, it’s unknown if Arkham Asylum influenced The Batman.
In fact, Matt Reeves looked to Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One for inspiration.
Reeves explained the movie’s grounded approach in a recent interview.
I felt that we’ve seen lots of origin stories. It seems things go further and further into fantasy.
Reeves’ realistic approach to the material sounded too much like Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, especially Batman Begins.
Although the initial trailer was exhilarating in its brief burst of violence, admittedly there was some concern of a retread. An Arkham Knight-esque Ben Affleck storyline, especially with Deathstroke, would be more fresh.
Robert Pattinson’s Dark, Violent Batman Screams New Horror Elements
Fortunately, that project is still in development.
However, Matt Reeves is attempting new elements with The Batman.
First of all, the Dark Knight’s reputation as the world’s greatest detective will finally be explored.
Previous filmmakers ignored or downplayed that characteristic.
True, seeing Batman as some kind of costumed Sherlock Holmes probably wouldn’t jolt general audiences.
Given The Batman‘s horror framework, it’d snugly fit in a Seven murder mystery kind of way.
Moreover, the movie concludes with a shocking surprise.
The leak said:
There’s a scene at the end that literally had everyone SCREAMING, everyone gasped.. like it was a big NO WAY for everyone.
The hype increases.