There are many things to be excited for The Batman when it hits theatres in 2021.
Robert Pattinson as the new Caped Crusader is definitely at the top of that list, alongside his new Batsuit, Batmobile, and Batcycle, as well as the massive ensemble cast co-starring alongside the Englishman. However, there’s just one more thing that might just send your endorphin levels through the roof.
Coincidence? Perhaps, but we’d like to be surprised.
Interestingly, Todd Philips was insistent that the Oscar-winning film starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime would be a totally different film universe to that of Reeves’, meaning that there will be absolutely no chance for Pattinson’s Joker to appear in The Batman.
However, Matt Reeves did previously state that he has plans for a trilogy of films centered around The Batman, though he didn’t specify whether there were any plans to include The Joker into the narrative, let alone bring back Phoenix as an adversary to Pattinson’s Batman.
It seems our only lead for now (at least until the DC FanDome event this weekend) is the striking similarities to the fonts used in the two films.
If anything, this has no doubt opened the floodgates to some serious theory crafting for a potential showdown between DC Comics’ most iconic rivalry until The Batman opens in theatres on 1 October 2021.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.