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“The Batman”: the DC Comics comic strips that inspired Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson

“The Batman”: the DC Comics comic strips that inspired Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson becomes Batman in the new movie based on the DC Comics superhero. (Warner Bros.)

Movies in the superhero genre wouldn’t exist without comic books to back up their characters and tangled plots. batman was not the exception, according to the statements provided by the same Matt Reeves about the inspiration in some titles to make his vision possible in the new film about the Dark Knight, played by Robert Pattinson. Here we review the comics of DC Comics in which the director and the protagonist were inspired for the Warner Bros.

batman, ego

the comic of Darwyn Cooke It was an important piece when developing the mental struggle of BruceWayne. “I wanted to get into the mindset of the character and I wanted to think about the psychology. For me, I think one of the most interesting was Ego”, Reeves said in the DC Fandome of 2021 about the publication that was released at the beginning of this century. “He takes on the beast that is Batman and it’s that kind of duality. There’s a lot in what he’s trying to do in the story about him confronting the dark side of himself and the degree to which you have self-knowledge.”

Batman: Year One

This graphic novel Frank Miller is one of the most beloved pieces of art in the history of DC Comics. The series was published in 1987, and focuses on the vigilante’s first year and presents us with his first meeting with Jim Gordon, the Gotham detective. The relationship between the two characters that was shown in these pages also affected the filmmaker very deeply. He though he denied that batman was going to adapt this comic, he admitted that it is “a story that is emotional and yet it is really about him being the best detective in the world and all the things that, for me, since I was a child, made me love Batman,” during a Television Critics Association tour in 2018.

Batman: Year Two

Much of what is seen in the film starring Robert Pattinson was based on the plot of the second year of Batman that he wrote Mike W Barr. On both the big screen and in the comics, he is in constant communication with the Gotham police and deals with organized crime. “He is trying to figure out what he can do to finally turn this place around. He sees that he’s not having the effect that he wants to have, and that’s when the murders start to happen. The murders begin to describe Gotham’s history in a way that only reinforces what he knows about Gotham, and opens up a whole new world of corruption that went way beyond it.” Matt Reeves in the DC Fandom.

Batman: The Long Halloween

To create the dark opening staging of the script for batmanthe director explored from the beginning Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s cartoon about the masked man and his fight against a serial killer who seeks only to create chaos and sow war in Gotham, something similar to the conflict seen between the Bruce of Pattinson and The riddle from paul dano. In fact, Loeb was Reeves’ teacher when he was taking film writing classes in college and also the one who pushed him to write.

batman shaman

Serialized between 1989 and 1990, the comic series of Dennis O’Neill It was an important material for Robert Pattinson in his version of BruceWayne for the big screen. As he told Entertainment Weekly, the British actor found a certain “mysticism” within this story where the character is saved by a shaman after getting injured in the mountains of Alaska and tells him a myth about how bats learn to fly and inspires his journey to become the hero of Gotham.

batman premiered on March 3 in theaters in Latin America.

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