Warner Bros. and DC Comics have been in the news a lot lately with the merger with Discovery now completed, and it doesn't seem like this will stop anytime soon. Newly appointed CEO David Zaslav has been canceling films like Batgirl and The Wonder Twins due to taxation and budget reasonings. Zaslav is looking for a Kevin Feige type executive to run DC Films with a ten year plan, but has yet to find someone up to the task. The studio also went all in on The Batman director Matt Reeves by signing him to an overall deal. Reeves has numerous projects in development like a Penguin series, a series focusing on Arkham Asylum, and even a sequel to The Batman. Fans have some ideas of what they want to see in the sequel, and one of those things is the Caped Crusader's sidekick Robin. One artist thinks that The Adam Project star Walker Scobell would fit the role perfectly.
An artist on Instagram that goes by the handle of @Clements.Ink created a cool piece of fan art that imagines how Scobell could look as Robin for a The Batman sequel. The actor gets the Boy Wonder's classic costume and it fits him really well. Hopefully someone spots this fan art and thinks that he could actually do the role justice. You can check out the fan art below!
Pattinson looks great in the cape and cowl that he wore in the film, but it turns out that one of his personality traits actually helped him with the role. The actor is well known for his social awkwardness within the press and it seems that it actually helped him while filming The Batman. Reeves previously made an appearance on KCRW where he revealed exactly how Pattinson's physical awkwardness helped him portray the Dark Knight.
"Not only is it a facet, obviously, of who he is, because obviously that's partly him, but it's something he's in control of as well," Reeves said to the Podcast. "One of the things I found so fascinating about working with him is he works in a way that feels almost like a method actor. And yet, you can see that he has great access to his emotions, and he puts himself into a state. But he's also in incredible control of his instrument, the way he moves. It's all very technical, and it's very intentional. So I could say to him, I need this to be hotter, and he could access that very easily. [And I could say] but I also, because of this cowl and the way the light is hitting your eye, I need you to lean a little bit more to your left, because otherwise I won't see your eye. And he could do both those things at once."
"He had a tremendous ability to access his emotions, but also be in control of his movement, so all of that stuff is coming from a very internal place. But he has a tremendous facility with himself physically. He's just very able to access all of that stuff, but also weirdly at the same time, while he can be out of control, he can also be incredibly in control in terms of how to calibrate his voice, the way he's leaning, where he's standing. And so all of those choices I think he's making are on some level, very conscious, too, even though I know some of it has to be unconscious because it is coming from a very instinctual place." The Batman director added.
Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as GCPD's James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as mayoral candidate Bella Reál, Andy Serkis as Alfred, and Colin Farrell as Oswald "Penguin" Cobblepot. The film is streaming on HBO Max now!
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