The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, will be the actor’s first venture as the Caped Crusader. The film is set to be a completely different take on Batman than shown in previous franchises. Many comic book movie fans are wondering if Matt Reeves’ film noir-inspired vision will rival or even surpass Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” as the pinnacle of Batman cinema.
“The Batman” producer Dylan Clark was thinking of beating “The Dark Knight,” and he even went so far as to inform Nolan about it. Because of Clarke’s remark, an Empire magazine interview with him began circulating this week before of the debut of “The Batman.”
I’ve said this to Chris Nolan directly: ‘Look, we’re trying to be the best Batman ever made, and we’re going to try to beat you.’ Matt [Reeves] is interested in pushing this character to his emotional depths and shaking him to his core.
Even if “The Batman” matches “The Dark Knight’s” highs, Reeves’ film will need to pull out all the stops at the box office to beat Nolan’s tentpole. Unadjusted for inflation, “The Dark Knight” made $533 million in the United States and $1 billion globally.
Robert Pattinson also recently warned fans that the upcoming Batman film will be very depressing. “The Batman” is expected to gross between $100 and 125 million in its opening weekend, however other analysts say it might gross as much as $140 million.