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With all of the modifications being made at DC, the proverbial door of fan hypothesis has been left broad open. James Gunn — now very a lot in command of the DCU’s narrative future — actually has quite a lot of work to do. Together with his shock slate announcement earlier this yr, Gunn detailed DC’s cinematic future whereas additionally introducing a handful of unimaginable new properties.
Considered one of these new reimaginings was none aside from the Caped Crusader himself, Batman. There’s just one drawback — DC already has a Batman. Properly, type of. James Gunn has been clear that the Matt Reeves Batman will exist solely in his personal universe/storyline, that means that Robert Pattinson received’t get to play alongside whoever else is coming to DC’s silver display.
Nonetheless, that truth hasn’t stopped followers on Reddit from speculating whether or not or not Robert Pattinson may merely play each Batmen on the identical time. Speak about a heavy workload.
We do love this query, and we undoubtedly love Robert Pattinson. Having him play each variations of Batman is likely to be wishful considering, however greater than that, it could possibly be complicated.
To have the identical actor taking part in two totally different Bat-people could be unusual, there’s no doubting that. Plus, it’s protected to imagine that no matter Gunn has been dreaming up for Batman goes to be quite a bit totally different from no matter Matt Reeves has in retailer.
It’s true that studios, followers, and the web at giant wants to provide folks a little bit credit score. Following storylines has by no means been that large of a difficulty, most individuals off the road both don’t care or can choose issues up fairly rapidly if want be — on the finish of the day, aren’t all of us simply right here to get pleasure from Batman?
Now this remark undoubtedly has legs. The Reeves Batman is just in his second yr of donning the cape and cowl, for him to be solid within the Gunn model solely to painting a seasoned detective wrangling a headstrong pre-teen is likely to be a bit out of pocket. Heck, in all probability greater than a bit.
James Gunn is headed within the Batman: The Courageous and The Daring route, which on nearly each stage is available in direct distinction to The Batman. The artwork path, appearing, and story goes to be so totally different tonally that these two Bat-people may by no means exist in the identical universe to start with. So with that in thoughts, it’s finest to only maintain them separate.
Oh, and Robert Pattinson in all probability wouldn’t have time
This might arguably be the largest issue. Pattinson is a world-renowned actor. All people needs this man of their film. The thought that he’s going to drop every little thing for the huge time suck that will be taking part in two totally different variations of Batman doesn’t make sense in any respect. Extra complicated than the continuity itself, there’s no method that’s going to occur.
Ultimately we will dream, however what appears to be like to be most definitely is a completely new face below that iconic black masks. Which, actually, might be fairly cool. Who the heck can complain? We get extra Batman.