Not a lot of superhero and comic book movies can say they've made it to the pinnacle of film aka Oscars but DC's The Batman officially joins the elite list of films from the often slept-on genre given a nod by the Academy. The 2022 blockbuster can now call itself an Oscar-caliber film after garnering three nominations at this year's spectacle.
The Matt Reeves-directed film was able to secure nominations for the "Best Sound", "Best Makeup and Hairstyling", and "Best Visual Effects" categories and while that's already an incredible feat for everyone involved, fans still aren't thrilled with the recognition the standalone film received.
To many, the modern-day reimagining of the caped crusader top-billed by Robert Pattinson also deserved several other nominations, including "Best Score" for Michael Giacchino's impeccable music and "Best Cinematography" for its stunning imagery and camera work.
Following the release of the nominees for the 95th Academy Awards which takes place in March, DC fans quickly stormed Twitter to express their collective dismay. What do you think? Was The Batman actually robbed? Check out some of the reactions here:
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Meanwhile, Reeves is already working on The Batman 2, and contrary to previous rumors that his grounded and more realistic version of Gotham is coming to James Gunn and Peter Safran's DC Universe, his Batman Universe will remain part of a wider world not connected to the DCU.
As it stands, we're still being kept in the dark surrounding the sequel's overall plot but I think it's already safe to say that Bruce Wayne's next adventure will feature a familiar villain.
The Batman is available to stream on HBO Max.