The New “Batman Universe” Is Possibly Becoming The Next Great Film Franchise And Here Is Why..

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Anastasia Strelkov, Writer

Superheroes, we all love them. We constantly fight about which one is better, that being Marvel or DC. I personally would vote DC. By the way, I am sure many of us have heard about the new Batman film that is scheduled for release on March 4th 2022 with Robert Pattinson as the Batman. I personally got very excited after seeing the first trailer. It gave off a very dark and realistic atmosphere that reminded me of Batman: The Dark Knight that came out in 2008. I always enjoy watching something that is less of a fantasy and more of a reality. Now this movie was actually supposed to come out this year but because of the ongoing pandemic it was moved. So far many people have made theories of what will happen in the movie, obviously one of them being Film Theory on Youtube and so far they have predicted a lot. What some people don’t know about though is that the directors are already thinking about two future sequels and two spin-off television shows. The first movie that will be coming out is said to include several villains including the Riddler which will be played by Paul Dano. The Joker will not be in that film, however he will be in the first sequel and will be played by Johnny Depp. Side character roles will be played by Andy Serkis as Alfred, Jeffrey Wright as Gordon, and Colin Farrell as a character named “Penguin.”

Now, my prediction is that this new film franchise might just become one of the greatest versions we have had of Batman. In the past there were tons of Batman films adaptations and very few of them turned out to be great. Some good adaptations are the 1989 “Batman” with Jack Nicholson and Michael Keaton. “Batman Forever” with Jim Carrey and Val Kilmer. And of course, “Batman: The Dark Knight” made by Christopher Nolan, with Christian Bale and Heath Ledger. In my opinion, the reason all of these films were good was because they had good actors and film directors. That is why I think that the Batman Universe will be at least somewhat like those movies. Because looking back at past movies of Robert Pattinson and Johnny Depp, we find that they played a majority of different roles and hard characters. Some of those movies were Twilight, then The Lighthouse and Good Time. Johnny Depp was in Edward Scissorhands, Pirates Of The Caribbean and Alice In Wonderland. After that we have actors like Paul Dano who played in There Will Be Blood and Colin Farrell who was in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Seeing these actors in all of these movies confirms that they are skillful in transforming into people other than themselves and making it feel like they actually are that person. 

Another for why this could possibly be the next great production is because of the previous and decent films that the director Matt Reeves made. None of his films were ever “amazing” but they were good enough. That could obviously be a huge minus, but at least he isn’t awful. There is also the hope that he learns from his past mistakes and tries better after. So far, all we can analyze is the Batman trailer. One thing I will point out is that the trailer sets a good, dark and mysterious atmosphere that easily forms curiosity in the audience. That could be a good sign that other elements of the future movie will be great as well. But honestly we can’t say anything until this film comes out. We can only wait until the day it is released and judge after.