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Warner Bros. Chief Jeff Robinov Says They’ll Reboot Batman Franchise & Chris Nolan Will Produce

With Christopher Nolan directing his last installment, “The Dark Knight Rises,” it looks like neither he nor Warner Bros. are ready to let go of huge comic tentpole just yet. Plans are to reboot it entirely—but with Christopher Nolan overlooking the process. “We have the third Batman, but then we’ll have to reinvent Batman,” Warner Bros. chief Jeff Robinov said. Asked if he meant a reboot, he said: “I do. Chris Nolan and [producing partner and wife] Emma Thomas will be producing it, so it will be a conversation with them about what the next phase is.”

It’s a pretty smart play by WB and for Nolan too. It keeps him well ensconced at the studio who bankrolled “Inception” and if he can keep making them bank, we’re sure that mutual relationship can continue. Although, how much can the franchise really and truly be refreshed if the director and visionary of the last three films is directly involved in the production? Guess we’ll have to see.
 

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Sebastian Stan has apparently shown an interest in playing Riddler.
 
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I can't imagine I'd ever do one of the bigger/popular cons... most likely just something small and local-ish. I see you're from Notts by the way... I live close to Mansfield, which is in Nottinghamshire.
Oh cool, yeah I know Mansfield. I used to live in Arnold and was a frequent visitor to Water Meadows lol I loved it. I've been meaning to go to the con in Nottingham but not got round to it.

Jack Huston was rumoured to to have met with Matt Reeves about The Batman. He was meant to be in the running for Batman but I wouldn't be surprised to see him end up as Riddler like Cillian Murphy ended up as Scarecrow.
 

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Warner Bros. Says There’s No Deal with Robert Pattinson as Batman

Warner Bros. is owned by CNN's parent company, WarnerMedia.

A representative for Warner Bros. told CNN, "We do not have a deal."

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Oh cool, yeah I know Mansfield. I used to live in Arnold and was a frequent visitor to Water Meadows lol I loved it. I've been meaning to go to the con in Nottingham but not got round to it.

Jack Huston was rumoured to to have met with Matt Reeves about The Batman. He was meant to be in the running for Batman but I wouldn't be surprised to see him end up as Riddler like Cillian Murphy ended up as Scarecrow.
Ah, yes... good ol' Water Meadows! The wave machine there used to terrify me though. :ohno: :p

I'm not too familiar with Jack Huston, but I'm not sure he'd get my vote to be honest. I've already set my hopes on Pattinson now lol.
 
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Ah, yes... good ol' Water Meadows! The wave machine there used to terrify me though. :ohno: :p

I'm not too familiar with Jack Huston, but I'm not sure he'd get my vote to be honest. I've already set my hopes on Pattinson now lol.
The wave machine was the only season I went :LOL:

He was in Boardwalk Empire, he's a good actor. It looks very likely it's going to be Pattinson. I'm glad they went for someone quite a bit younger than Affleck. Pattinson could be Batman for a long time.
 

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The wave machine was the only season I went :LOL:

He was in Boardwalk Empire, he's a good actor. It looks very likely it's going to be Pattinson. I'm glad they went for someone quite a bit younger than Affleck. Pattinson could be Batman for a long time.
It's also the only reason my family went, so I'd get dragged in there with them and fear for my life every time lol.

Ah, I've never watched Boardwalk... although I've been meaning to! But, yeah... we've never really had a young Batman, so it'll be interesting to see how it plays out.
 

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Robert Pattinson Has Wanted to Play a Superhero for Quite Some Time

He’s just been patiently waiting for a project that differs from the norm.

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The search for the next Batman appears to be over. Variety has revealed that Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to play the hero in Matt Reeves’s The Batman, which will see DC’s flagship superhero get a much-needed revamp following Ben Affleck’s recent decision to hang up the cape. More importantly, though, this news has made our own M.G McIntyre’s dreams come true.

Naturally, the internet has been in an uproar since the news hit the street. On the one hand, excitement fills the air because Pattinson has established himself as an exciting talent since his heartthrob vampire days. On the other, some people are unaware that he’s delivered a string of critically acclaimed performances since Twilight and they fear that his version of the shadowy superhero will sparkle in the sunlight. Still, for the most part, people are happy about Pattinson’s appointment.

Of course, the news is still unexpected. Pattinson has distanced himself from mainstream Hollywood movies since the Twilight saga ended. These days, the actor is known for starring in arthouse fare like David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis and Claire Denis’s High Life. At the same time, he’s always been open to starring in a superhero film.

In a 2012 interview with George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, the actor praised Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight for showing what mainstream blockbusters can be when they’re fearless enough to take some risks.

“[The Dark Knight] is just slightly outside the box of what people are used to seeing, and I really thought that was going to change everything about how the big budget movies are made. But it didn’t, at all. If every single actor wasn’t afraid of trying to do something slightly abstract and not concerned about their movie making tons and tons of money, then eventually the industry would change.”​
Later in the conversation, Pattinson said that he was chasing his own superhero movie. However, judging by what he had to say about Nolan’s film, coupled with his tendency to pursue projects that interest him ahead of fortune and fame, we always knew that it would take a unique superhero movie to really interest the actor.

The topic of superheroes came up again in a 2017 interview with Collider. Once again, the actor stated that he’s open to starring in one of these movies, but only if the project aligned with his oddball sensibilities.

“I feel like you have to earn something with an audience. If I just did it now, I think producers on any superhero movie, I think they wouldn’t trust me to do it the way I’d want to do it, because I’d want to do something basically really strange. I think you have to earn that freedom to do stuff like that. So I think, if I keep kind of chipping away, trying to do good movies and interesting, strange movies then people will eventually trust you to do that on a bigger scale.”​
Like Pattinson, Reeves isn’t interested in repeating the tried-and-safe formula that’s brought so much success to modern superhero movies. He’s promised that his film will be a “new and cool” take on Gotham’s son, with more focus placed on the World’s Greatest Detective aspect of Batman’s personality than the badass crime-fighter who’s dominated all previous live-action films. Now that sounds like the type of Batman movie Pattinson can sink his teeth into. I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us.

Of course, it remains to be seen how weird and interesting the new Batman movie will be. However, Reeves is a brilliant filmmaker who brings something unique to the modern blockbuster. I’m confident that this movie is going to be unlike the other live-action incarnations of Batman. And if anyone can introduce Pattinson’s strangeness to the grand stage, it’s Reeves.

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@vexred I'm liking Andy Serkis as the Penguin more and more. You gotta think he's a front runner after working with Reeves for so many years.
 

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@vexred I'm liking Andy Serkis as the Penguin more and more. You gotta think he's a front runner after working with Reeves for so many years.
Same here... the more I think about it, the more I think he'd be the perfect choice!
 
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Wow, love these! Although I'm not the biggest fan of Tennant, I do think he'd make a great Riddler.
I'm not the biggest Tennant fan but he'd definitely do a good job. My pick for Riddler would probably be Paul Dani. I think he would be perfect. I'm open to most actors playing these roles but I'm really not sure about Josh Gad as Penguin.
 

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I'm not the biggest Tennant fan but he'd definitely do a good job. My pick for Riddler would probably be Paul Dani. I think he would be perfect. I'm open to most actors playing these roles but I'm really not sure about Josh Gad as Penguin.
You mean Paul Dano? He's one of my favourite actors, but I honestly couldn't see him as Riddler... then again, I like his more serious roles, so I'm probably just biased.
 
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You mean Paul Dano? He's one of my favourite actors, but I honestly couldn't see him as Riddler... then again, I like his more serious roles, so I'm probably just biased.
Yeah, that's who I meant. I've seen McAvoy mentioned on websites but don't think he's right he's too good looking. I think Riddler should look like a bit of a weirdo like Dano.
 

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Yeah, that's who I meant. I've seen McAvoy mentioned on websites but don't think he's right he's too good looking. I think Riddler should look like a bit of a weirdo like Dano.
Haha Dano looking like a bit of a weirdo... love it! :p