After the announcement of Robert Pattinson being cast as the new Batman, fans have been speculating whether his portrayal of the iconic superhero will be connected to Joker. As we know, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker was a huge success and is considered one of the best comic book movies of all time.
So, it’s not surprising that fans are eager to see if there will be any connection between these two characters. Here’s everything we know so far:
Robert Pattinson as Batman
Firstly, let’s talk about Robert Pattinson as Batman. The British actor is known for his roles in the Twilight franchise and indie films such as Good Time and The Lighthouse. Although some fans were initially skeptical about his casting, many have come around to the idea after seeing him in action in other projects.
In a recent interview with GQ Magazine, Pattinson revealed that he is excited to play the character and wants to bring something new to the role. He said, “I kind of like the fact that not only are there very, very well-done versions of the character which seem pretty definitive, but I was thinking that there are multiple definitive playings of the character.”
Now let’s talk about Joker. The film tells the origin story of Arthur Fleck who transforms into one of Gotham City’s most notorious villains. It was directed by Todd Phillips and earned over $1 billion at the box office worldwide.
The film received critical acclaim for its dark and gritty tone, stunning cinematography, and Joaquin Phoenix’s exceptional performance as Joker. It won several awards including two Oscars for Best Actor and Best Original Score.
Connection Between Batman and Joker?
So, is there a connection between Robert Pattinson’s Batman and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker? Well, according to Matt Reeves (director of The Batman), there won’t be any direct connection between the two characters.
In an interview with Nerdist, Reeves stated, “Joker is its own thing. And so the idea of trying to continue or emulate that would be the wrong idea.” He also revealed that his film will focus on Batman’s detective skills and explore his character in a new way.
In conclusion, it seems like there won’t be any connection between Robert Pattinson’s Batman and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker. Although this may disappoint some fans, it’s important to remember that each interpretation of these characters brings something unique to the table. We’re excited to see what Pattinson and Reeves have in store for us when The Batman hits theaters in 2021.