A New Fan-Edit Suggests How Robert Pattinson's BATMAN Could Look If He Were To Receive The Iconic White-Eyes

A New Fan-Edit Suggests How Robert Pattinson's BATMAN Could Look If He Were To Receive The Iconic White-Eyes A New Fan-Edit Suggests How Robert Pattinson's BATMAN Could Look If He Were To Receive The Iconic White-Eyes

One standout feature that a live-action iteration of Batman has been lacking for years; has been the exclusion of the character's comic-accurate white-eyes.

By JonathanDan - Sep 06, 2023 02:09 PM EST
Filed Under: Batman
Source: Screenrant

We can argue about many different sides we stand on for certain things, however, if there is one thing that does not need to be debated on, it is that we finally deserve a liv-action Batman after all this time who has his comic-accurate white-eyes.

There have been many great - perhaps even iconic, iterations of Batman over the decades: Michael Keaton, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck (who actually did don a suit in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with eyes strikingly similar to his comicbook counterpart)... and while they all have their designated fanbases, there is still one flaw with all of them... no white-eyes!

Now that Robert Pattinson has taken up the mantle as the Caped Crusader in The Batman, we wonder if he could be the Batman that finally breaks the consistent streak of showcasing a live-action Batman with no white-eyes.

A new edit has been released showing what Pattinson's Batman could potentially look like if he were to strike the comic-accurate white-eyes, and it definitely gains speculation if this could come to fruition in The Batman II.

Pattinson's suit is one of the most distinctive from previous Batman interpretations, and from the look of this edit, white-eyes would suit the bat very nicely.

There could be a number of reasons why we never had a Batman striking the white-eyes up until now - one major reason could be a CGI concern of not looking too good, or realistic enough. Or in recent years the norm for creating a live-action Batman has been standardized without including the comic-accurate white-eyes.

What do you think? Would you like to see Robert Pattinson's Batman strike the iconic white-eyes? Or maybe even the soon-to-be cast Batman in James Gunn's DCU?

The Batman is a 2022 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman. Produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Films, 6th & Idaho, and Dylan Clark Productions, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is a reboot of the Batman film franchise. The film was directed by Matt Reeves, who wrote the screenplay with Peter Craig.

It stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman alongside Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell. The film sees Batman, who has been fighting crime in Gotham City for two years, uncover corruption while pursuing the Riddler (Dano), a serial killer who targets Gotham's corrupt elite.

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FireandBlood - 9/6/2023, 2:49 PM
His eye emoting enhances his performance way too much to ever justify covering them.
HulkisHoly - 9/6/2023, 2:57 PM
@PlusUltra -

What if, rather than just wearing the black makeup around the eyes, he also where’s white contacts to make it look like he has no pupil? You get the white eyes and the emotion.
FireandBlood - 9/6/2023, 3:00 PM
@HulkisHoly - Hiding his pupils would take away from it. Imagine how emotional was you’d look without just white eyes, because it’s not like the animated eyes like Deadpool. It’s in the eye, not facial movements
HulkisHoly - 9/6/2023, 3:01 PM
@PlusUltra -

The eyelids and brow is where most of the emotion comes from, not the pupils or iris themselves.
But to each their own.
FireandBlood - 9/6/2023, 3:08 PM
@HulkisHoly - In animation, it does. But the brows are completely covered. This just doesn’t have the same effect, and looks very cartoony.

AquaClunge - 9/6/2023, 3:58 PM
@PlusUltra - mf just looks blind with white eyes. One of my favourite things about the Batman is how he emotes with his eyes when in the suit, Pattinson is the best so far at doing that.
HulkisHoly - 9/6/2023, 4:06 PM
@PlusUltra -


I couldn’t see that working the whole movie. I’ll give you that. But I could see it working for one scene like if there was a reason behind the lenses, like how he has those camera ones in the first film.
FireandBlood - 9/6/2023, 4:38 PM
@HulkisHoly - In a similar fashion to what Nolan did? Yeah, that could work.
dragon316 - 9/6/2023, 6:26 PM
@HulkisHoly - what if kang not wear hologram mask he wears proper helmet that white kang wears in comics
dragon316 - 9/6/2023, 6:27 PM
@PlusUltra - not all comic accurate stuff works in live action maybe this white eye crap be finally put rest lizard is comic accurate fans don’t like that look
Timerider - 9/6/2023, 8:14 PM
@PlusUltra - I think it would work better as shields for his eyes while riding his batcycle, but in cinema, you want to see through his eyes into his soul, so that you can feel his emotions in that moment.

It’s the reason we see Tony Stark inside his helmet, because the actual helmet doesn’t convey emotion, and we need to see their reactions and emotions.

It would be interesting if they did the same thing for the Mandalorian, that they did for Tony Stark as Iron Man. Just to see Pedro Pascal’s emotions and reactions would be amazing. Not all the time, but at certain scenes.
MCUKnight11 - 9/6/2023, 2:52 PM
The white eyes are way overdue. Hopefully in Brave and the bold with a blue and gray suit.
Origame - 9/6/2023, 2:58 PM
@MCUKnight11 - you're highlighting an example that's black. It only has blue shading to simulate detailing and to show it shining in reflection of the environment around it.

It's the same effect done on venom in the comics, and no one argues venom is blue.
AmySabadini - 9/6/2023, 2:55 PM
It's been done before and done well.

Origame - 9/6/2023, 2:59 PM
Yeah, I sort of agree from the perspective of keeping things comic accurate.

But I don't want to believe screenrant because they genuinely made the argument that Rick Sanchez is an excellent grandfather. No joke. That really happened. And they were completely serious.
Forthas - 9/6/2023, 3:06 PM
"...the Dark Knight has yet to get the infamous white eyes as part of his normal superhero suit."

This is not true!

Th3Batman - 9/6/2023, 3:08 PM
Pattinson's acting with his eyes is a major reason as to why his version of Batman was so great.
MotherGooseUPus - 9/6/2023, 3:15 PM
@Th3Batman -
Fares - 9/6/2023, 3:08 PM
I'm all for giving it a shot. If it fails, they can try again in a different way, and if that fails, we can go back to regular eyes. Not trying is worse than failing. Plus we already got a bunch of Superheroes for whom the covered eyes work just fine, namely Daredevil.

I think using contact lenses that make the pupils white would be better than shutting the eye holes with lenses that sit in front of the eyes like in the case of Daredevil. Eyelids are more important for emoting than pupils. The same goes for the eyebrows.

If they ever dare to make a hyper-stylized Batman movie in the vein of something like Sin City, they can make his eyebrows and eyelids move through the cowl. In a situation like that, I think white eyes become a must.

HulkisHoly - 9/6/2023, 4:08 PM
@Fares -

BobbyW - 9/6/2023, 3:15 PM
Everyone becomes a body expert when it comes to comic book costumes.
GhostDog - 9/6/2023, 3:15 PM
Live action may never commit to white eyes. I get it because the eyes emote so much in performance, especially with a character like Batman, but I think it would be worth it to try at some point.
MotherGooseUPus - 9/6/2023, 3:17 PM
i dont think it's needed at all... but if they wanted to try it, it should be like how they did it with deadpool:

Fares - 9/6/2023, 3:22 PM
@MotherGooseUPus - While we're supposed to take it as a goofy comedic element in Deadpool, they can make it work in the case of Batman in a different manner: Either go hyper-stylized with the visuals and cinematography as I mentioned in a previous comment, OR...if they go for a Batman that is so technologically advanced, he could develop a flexible cowl that sits on his face like a second skin, or something sorta like that mission Impossible masks that Black Widow used in Winter Soldier.
ModHaterSLADE - 9/6/2023, 3:22 PM
That looks damn good, but I'd rather they jut keep it as is since he gives off an intense vibe with the unhinged, crazy eyes look.
NinnesMBC - 9/6/2023, 3:32 PM
That fan edit drew inspiration from the BvS and it doesn't translate so well to the Pattinson version.

The only other times we've seen white eyes in Batman related content was in Batwoman for Kate and Ryan.

DiegoMD - 9/6/2023, 3:34 PM
Tbh I don't care about the white eyes. If they emote then ok I can live with that and it would be interesting to see, but Robert Pattison's eyes are so emotive that it would be a shame to cover them up!
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