Matt Reeves' standalone The Batman project promises to tell an entirely unconventional story of arguably DC's most iconic superhero and while fans were initially not sold with the concept of Robert Pattinson replacing Ben Affleck in the project, people eventually warmed up to the Twilight actor especially after seeing the first trailer for the film.
Now, speaking of the project as different and unorthodox, a new rumor claims that Robert Pattinson's take on Bruce Wayne will be a complete 180 from previous portrayals of the character that we've seen.
According to Reddit leaker SpideyForever245, Robert Pattinson's version of Bruce Wayne will be taking prescription drugs in the film and his addiction to pills will cause him to go "insane". The leaker also pointed out that while Reeves and Zack Snyder are friends in real life, The Batman will allegedly take a shot at Snyder's take on the character simply because he wasn't a huge fan of it. Of course, like any rumor, take this one with a huge grain of salt.
As far as rumors go, this undoubtedly takes the cake as the most outrageous one yet but taking into consideration how Reeves is planning to tell a much darker and grittier story of the caped crusader, the idea of Bruce Wayne actually abusing his wealth and power over drugs and other illegal substances isn't too farfetched to believe. I mean, he lives in the ungodly city of Gotham after all so it wouldn't be so shocking if he ended up being corrupted himself.
The Batman is scheduled to hit cinemas in 2022.
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