Slowly but surely, the pieces are starting to fall into place for Matt Reeves’ upcoming project The Batman.
Twilight alum Robert Pattinson has now officially been confirmed for the titular role (a decision that continues to split fans right down the middle) and we’re being told that the film won’t have any connections to previous outings in the DCEU – which is probably the right way to go.
While we still know very little about the plot itself, it’s been rumored for a while now that The Batman will focus heavily on Bruce Wayne becoming a genius detective and speaking to sources close to the production, We Got This Covered has now learned a little bit more about what to expect. In short, the film will be a murder mystery which takes cues from Batman: The Long Halloween, a 13-issue comic book limited series written by Jeph Loeb with art by Tim Sale
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From what we understand, the plot will see a serial killer loose in Gotham City and Bruce Wayne taking it upon himself to track down the lunatic and put an end to his murderous rampage. Along the way, he’ll investigate many of his biggest foes, with Penguin, Catwoman and Riddler said to be the primary antagonists of the piece while folks like the Mad Hatter and Two-Face will play smaller roles.
So, like we said, a murder mystery featuring many of the Dark Knight’s most iconic villains. It’s also been rumored that there’s going to be a secret twist bad guy who’s not revealed ahead of time that may be the one who’s behind everything, but who exactly that’ll be remains unclear. We’ve heard from two different sources it could be Hush, but neither would confirm that 100%.
In any case, this is certainly an interesting angle to take for the plot, as it’ll ensure that The Batman stands apart from previous movies featuring the Caped Crusader, which often made him more of a meathead and a physical brawler, rather than a detective trying to solve a mystery.