THE BATMAN Stills Released As Director Matt Reeves Says Bruce Wayne Is Inspired By Kurt Cobain

Two new stills from The Batman have been released, while director Matt Reeves and star Robert Pattinson have shed some light on just how different this version of Bruce Wayne is going to be. Check it out!

The Batman is clearly going to deliver a take on the Dark Knight unlike anything we've seen on screen before. That was evident from the teaser trailer, of course, but it appears that being set to a cover of Nirvana's "Something In The Way" had more significance than we realised at the time. 

"When I write, I listen to music, and as I was writing the first act, I put on Nirvana’s 'Something In The Way,'" director Matt Reeves tells Empire Online. "That’s when it came to me that, rather than make Bruce Wayne the playboy version we’ve seen before, there’s another version who had gone through a great tragedy and become a recluse. So I started making this connection to Gus Van Sant’s Last Days, and the idea of this fictionalised version of Kurt Cobain being in this kind of decaying manor."

Actor Robert Pattinson was very much on board with that take on Bruce, revealing: "Bruce has been hiding away. He’s not really a socialite at all. He’s building all these little contraptions and things, just with Alfred. And even Alfred thinks he’s gone insane!" However, when we find the Caped Crusader at this point in his vigilante career, he's feeling the effects of being Gotham City's Batman.

"He’s been out every single night for two years, getting beaten up and shot and stabbed and burnt, and it shows," Pattinson explains. "There’s a bullet graze on the cowl, right at the beginning. I don’t think that’s been done before."

With these comments come two new stills from The Batman. One showcases Batman suited up and ready for action, while the other features Pattinson's Cobain-like Bruce Wayne. 

The Batman is set to be released in theaters on March 4, 2022. 
 

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