20 Posts That Tell You How Much Reddit Loves Batman
Warner Brothers has officially announced a second Batman film, with Robert Pattinson returning as the masked vigilante. And we’re definitely here for it!
The Batman surpassed all expectations, and thanks to its success, we’re now going to be blessed with more of Pattinson’s version of the broody Dark Knight. Of course, with the announcement came reactions from fans and critics alike. So, if you want to know more about what fans want to see in the sequel, what happened in the last movie, or just want to read about everyone’s favorite caped crusader, you have come to the right place.
#1 . Can you feel the excitement?!
There’s no denying that DC fans want to see their favorite billionaire vigilante return to the big screen. Thankfully, the sequel to The Batman was given the green light during a CinemaCon presentation on April 26th, 2022. During the presentation, it was also revealed that Pattinson will be reprising his role for the second film.
#2 . Some fans immediately set benchmarks
Robert Pattinson’s rendition of Batman is one of the most goth versions we have seen in the movies. Of course, this reclusive version is quite far from how Batman has been portrayed in the past movies and comics. Fans are hopeful to see a more extroverted version in the sequel. Guess we’ll have to wait and watch!
#3 . Others want to see Keaton reprise his role
Many Batman fans are hoping that the new films will take more inspiration from animated adaptations. One such series that we hope comes to life is the story of Batman Beyond. This show played out a retired Bruce Wayne mentoring a young Terry McGinnis. Watching Keaton reprise the role of Batman in this light would be quite fascinating.
#4 . Some even made had their own cast
We’re not sure where the sequel will take us and which villains we will see next. But this hasn’t stopped fans from sharing theories and choices of who would be perfect for certain villain roles. We’ve already seen some of these stars embody superheroes; maybe seeing them as the villain will make for a great change of pace.
#5 . Speaking of villains, did you know…
…that Colin Ferrel had to undergo almost four hours of a prosthetic overhaul to transform into the Penguin? Many moviegoers didn’t even recognize the actor when the first image of him as the Penguin dropped. While the makeup process itself seems long and tedious, the actor actually described it as “one of the most exciting, jubilant experiences” he has had.
#6 . This observant user found something cool
Many fans noticed that the villains shown in The Batman were exactly the ones included in the 1966 Batman movie: Catwoman, the Riddler, Penguin, and of course, the Joker. The 1966 film was actually the first full-length theatrical adaptation of Batman. Is this similarity just a coincidence? We’ll have to wait for them to spill the beans!
#7 . The skepticism was quite high
Responses from fans when Pattinson was cast as the Batman in 2019 were quite mixed. Few didn’t believe the actor could take on the role, while others believed that he could embody the character quite well. The latter is thanks to the extensive work Pattinson has done since the Twilight movies.
#8 . You can summon the caped crusader on Google!
Just ahead of The Batman’s release, Google actually dropped its very own personal Bat-signal. You can try this quick yet fascinating hack on both your desktops and your mobiles. While a search for “Bruce Wayne” will show you the little bat-signal, you can also find it when you look up “Gotham City” and “Bat-signal.”
#9 . Fans love memes more than Batman
Bruce Wayne’s character went through a few changes in The Batman. This movie portrays him as a lot less social in nature. In fact, if you pay close attention to the beginning of the film, you will notice that daylight actually hurts Bruce’s eyes. This bat-like reaction signifies that he hardly moves around during the day.
#10 . Does the Batman ever smile?
Of course, the brooding and mysterious billionaire Bruce Wayne rarely ever smiles. But this does not mean we don’t wish to see it. A behind-the-scenes clip gave us exactly what we needed. Many found a smiling Batman rather unsettling, while some stated they’d love to see the live-action version of the one-shot comic Batman: The Killing Joke.
#11 . Let’s not forget the soundtrack
The Batman gave us many good things: everyone’s favorite vampire boy played Batman, the shots were stellar, and the action scenes blew us away. But the movie also gave us an absolutely thrilling soundtrack by Michael Giacchino. Of course, the internet wasted no time in turning the hit soundtrack into meme material.
#12 . That’s how you introduce the Batmobile!
Over the years, we’ve seen various versions of the batmobile, but this one is by far one of the most unique we’ve seen. It’s nothing like the Christain Bale’s Tumbling batmobile or George Clooney’s lift-up. Director Matt Reeves had four batmobiles made for the film, and each of them was built from the ground up.
#13 . Why is this a running theme?
Many of Batman’s nemeses are actually well-educated individuals and highly intelligent. Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, and Hush actually are doctors and scientists who work in Gotham. Every villain has a unique backstory, so their motivations to become evil are different. Some Redditors even consider Batman villainous, but we’ll leave that up to you to decide!
#14 . It’s not easy being the Penguin
Colin Ferrell’s massive transformation to play the Penguin had fans thrilled and astonished. Even Danny Devito, who played the role of the supervillain in Batman Returns, had to undergo similar transformations. Devito’s rendition of the Penguin was a result of Tim Burton’s direction and vision, so the character is far more whimsical compared to Farrell’s edgy version.
#15 . Since we’re reminiscing…
…here’s a picture of the cast of Batman Returns at the premier in 1992. The movie saw Keaton reprising his role as Batman to fight against the Penguin (Danny Devito) and Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer). This Tim Burton movie was a super hit that made approximately $250 million worldwide.
#16 . Pfeiffer was the best Catwoman
As fans readied themselves for The Batman, an old video of Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman went viral. The video saw the actress perform the iconic “whip-mannequin-head-off” sequence in one take. Pfeiffer went on record to talk about how she would rehearse until she got really good at using the whip. She absolutely loved playing the role of Catwoman.
#17 . This one? Not so much
After Michele Pfeiffer's portrayal of Catwoman, Halle Berry was cast as the lead in the standalone 2004 film. But this film flopped so badly that it was nominated for a Razzie award for the worst film. Berry attended the ceremony in person and collected the award while also holding the Oscar for her performance in Monster’s Ball! What a legend!
#18 . Joaquin Phoenix left us devasted
This defining moment is when you see Arthur Fleck turn into the Joker. This movie takes on heavy subjects and even tackles untreated mental health issues. And in The Batman, we got to see Barry Keoghan play the iconic role of the Joker. We’re curious to see where things go from here.
#19 . We also got to see the Riddler
Paul Dano’s portrayal of the Riddler in The Batman is praiseworthy. Sure, Dano’s version matched the tone, but it’s very different compared to what we’ve seen in the past. The costume is also a far cry from what we see in the comics. Jim Carrey’s maniacal version of this supervillain is actually much closer to the original.
#20 . Quite the misguided fan theory!
This post made us chuckle! Sure, pieces of art such as comics and movies are always open to interpretation; it’s all about perspective. But let’s be honest, in Batman & Robin, Poison Ivy wanted to replace all human life with vines and trees, and Mr. Freeze wanted to save his wife and was manipulated into freezing all of Gotham.