July 6, 2022

When followers first bought a glimpse of Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne in 2022’s forthcoming The Batman film, loads was fabricated from his look. Many complained that he was taking part in an emo Batman. Nevertheless it seems he’s really taking part in grunge Batman.

Matt Reeves, the author, and director of The Batman, lately defined the inspiration behind his tackle the wealthy orphan turned masked vigilante, and it’s not My Chemical Romance. It’s Nirvana.

Talking to Empire about his highly-anticipated tackle the darkish knight, Reeves revealed precisely how Nirvana, and particularly, late lead singer Kurt Cobain served as inspiration for his model of Batman.

“Once I write, I hearken to music, and as I used to be writing the primary act, I placed on Nirvana’s ‘One thing In The Means,’” he defined. “That’s when it got here to me that, fairly than make Bruce Wayne the playboy model we’ve seen earlier than, there’s one other model who had gone by way of a terrific tragedy and develop into a recluse. So I began making this connection to Gus Van Sant’s [2005 film] Final Days, and the concept of this fictionalized model of Kurt Cobain being in this type of decaying manor.”

He went on to elucidate why he knew Pattinson was the precise individual for this new incarnation of the beloved character. It was after he noticed Pattinson’s efficiency in Good Time.

“In that film you can actually really feel his vulnerability and desperation, however you can additionally really feel his energy,” he mentioned. “I assumed that was a terrific combine. He’s additionally bought that Kurt Cobain factor, the place he seems like a rock star, however you additionally really feel like he might be a recluse.”

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Pattinson has by no means been a rock star, however he has been a heartthrob, because of his time within the Twilight universe. Since that franchise ended, he has gone the character actor route, taking grittier roles that emphasised his performing expertise greater than his seems. For his function as Bruce Wayne and Batman, he’ll want to attract on his matinee-idol look and his performing chops.

We will’t wait to see how he does. However extra importantly, does this imply Eddie Vedder impressed The Riddler?