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Angelus said:
I like the overall vibe of this, but I'm not particularly liking Pattinson's Bruce Wayne. He looks way too unhinged out in public, when Bruce Wayne is supposed to be his billionaire playboy mask to the world. Pattinson is looking like exactly the type of nutjob everyone might suspect of being Batman.

Do you mean the first or second picture?



For the latter, I don't imagine he looks like that when he's presenting himself as Bruce, but rather that seems to be him when he's incognito (he was wearing that makeup with a face mask and a biker helmet in one scene) or when he's in the bat suit.

But I guess you mean the former? I think if I was trying to figure out who Batman was, I probably wouldn't go much on appearance, but personality, so I'll have to see how he behaves in public.

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Watched the 4K blu ray of Batman V Super Ultimate Edition and enjoyed the movie. Especially Batman. However I understand that even with the length it still wasn't enough to cover all the things happening and would have worked better as a TV show stretched out over a longer period time. It's clear some parts are still missing. Justice League Zack Snyder Cut will luckily be handled like that. 4 episodes and a runtime of over 4 hours.

I hoped somewhere that this would be the younger Ben Affleck version but it really is its own. Nothing wrong with that and apparently multiple Batmans including Affleck and Keaton will be in the Flash movie. Just wondering how that would affect the Multiverse.

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Hiku said:
Angelus said:
I like the overall vibe of this, but I'm not particularly liking Pattinson's Bruce Wayne. He looks way too unhinged out in public, when Bruce Wayne is supposed to be his billionaire playboy mask to the world. Pattinson is looking like exactly the type of nutjob everyone might suspect of being Batman.

Do you mean the first or second picture?



For the latter, I don't imagine he looks like that when he's presenting himself as Bruce, but rather that seems to be him when he's incognito (he was wearing that makeup with a face mask and a biker helmet in one scene) or when he's in the bat suit.

But I guess you mean the former? I think if I was trying to figure out who Batman was, I probably wouldn't go much on appearance, but personality, so I'll have to see how he behaves in public.

Ya, I'm talking about the way he looks in a couple of the shots where he's just in a regular suit, out in public, not the way he looks fresh out of action. 

His Bruce Wayne just seems like he might run around with the kind of damaged expression all the time that would make everyone who ever glanced at him try to get him psychiatric help lol. Could just be the specific trailer shots of course, and hopefully it is, but he's giving off the kind of vibes where I have to question if throughout the movie he'll ever crack a smile, be charming, or otherwise work the Bruce Wayne persona to get ahead in his case.



While I haven't read many of the actual comics (I made an attempt to get into them during Rebirth, but didn't get very far), I believe at least one of the animated movies made references to a young Batman when he was still acclimating himself to the role/lifestyle.

It's basically meant to explore the time where his emotions were still raw, his childhood trauma still caused him internal conflict, and he's generally unstable. The time where he still has to figure out how to handle his dual personalities, lifestyle and what kind of moral code he should live by.

I expect this movie, similar to 'Joker', to be a lot more character-driven and tonally serious, which is why Pattinson was a good fit.



This is the third Batman year one take right? Batman 89. Batman Begins and now The Batman. All 3 were focused on Batman's first year.



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Leynos said:
This is the third Batman year one take right? Batman 89. Batman Begins and now The Batman. All 3 were focused on Batman's first year.

This is his second year :o



Leynos said:
This is the third Batman year one take right? Batman 89. Batman Begins and now The Batman. All 3 were focused on Batman's first year.

I don't think 89 is year one. He seems to be pretty experienced in that film.



Looks pretty good! Hope he doesn't sparkle under moon light.



Angelus said:

Ya, I'm talking about the way he looks in a couple of the shots where he's just in a regular suit, out in public, not the way he looks fresh out of action. 

His Bruce Wayne just seems like he might run around with the kind of damaged expression all the time that would make everyone who ever glanced at him try to get him psychiatric help lol. Could just be the specific trailer shots of course, and hopefully it is, but he's giving off the kind of vibes where I have to question if throughout the movie he'll ever crack a smile, be charming, or otherwise work the Bruce Wayne persona to get ahead in his case.

Yeah, we'll see how they handle it, but when it comes to the public's perception of him or suspicions of his connection to Batman, that's never been something I've been concerned with in the Batman films. (Even if someone suspects it, Bruce can probably make it very difficult to prove, or throw people off by appearing at the same time as Batman, etc)

But I wouldn't be surprised if Riddler knows his identity. Bruce's family's ties to Gotham's deep history of corruption is going to be a theme in this film. So that may be why The Riddler is targeting him with the 'lies' messages, since in a single movie, the various plot points are often connected somehow. Alfred also poses the question of why Riddler is writing to him. And at the end Riddler says "You're a part of this too. You'll see."

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pikashoe said:
Leynos said:
This is the third Batman year one take right? Batman 89. Batman Begins and now The Batman. All 3 were focused on Batman's first year.

I don't think 89 is year one. He seems to be pretty experienced in that film.

You need to watch it again. They est early on he is just beginning. Two thugs on a roof think the Bat is just some rumor. Batman shows up. Tells them to tell all their friends about him. "Don't kill me, man, don't kill me!" "I'm not going to kill you, I want you to tell all your friends about me. "What are you?!" "I'm Batman" Everyone is shocked at this man dressed as a Bat. At one point in the film they est the 6-foot bat are recent appearances and not sure if man or creature. They don't outright tell you like modern films esp in modern marketing. Gordon doesn't know who he is. Tries to stop him a couple of times. End of the movie Gordon trusts him and for the first time, we see the Bat-signal as it is unveiled. They just drop nuggets through the film and easy to piece it together. This is Batman year 1.



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