With dust around Spider-Man: No Way Home slowly settling down, the fans of the superhero genre are starting to look at what 2022 is going to bring. One of the most highly anticipated movies is Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Robert Pattinson is set to play Caped Crusader in this newest Batman reboot, and ever since the release of the trailers, the hype has only increased.
The Batman will follow the famous vigilante of Gotham City in his second year of fighting crime. Director Matt Reeves announced that the movie will focus on the grounded version of Batman, his inner demons, and detective abilities. Recently, Reeves said he liked the idea of bringing dark and horror elements in the movie, and that also applies to the new look of the Batmobile. In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, Reeves revealed that Batmobile was inspired by Stephen King’s 1983 horror novel Christine.
“[The Batmobile] has to make an appearance out of the shadows to intimidate, so I thought of it almost like Stephen King’s ‘Christine.’ I liked the idea of the car itself as a horror figure, making an animalistic appearance to really scare the hell out of the people Batman’s pursuing. […] [When] you get to dive into the idea of this car, that [feels] connected to this version of the character — a grounded version of the character — This is something that he built.” — Matt Reeves for Empire Magazine
Written by Peter Craig and Matt Reeves, and directed by Reeves, The Batman is starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell. The movie will hit theaters on March 4, 2022. Two sequels are planned and two spin-off HBOMax shows are also in development.