The Batman Will Explore Bruce Wayne's Soul in 'Fun and Surprising Ways'

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It may still be a while before the new version of the Dark Knight arrives, but fans are excited to see Robert Pattinson don the cape and cowl. Matt Reeves' The Batman is expected to feature a much younger Bruce Wayne than that of the previous versions. It'll also be a darker take on the character, with co-writer Mattson Tomlin teasing that the film will explore the vigilante's soul as well.

In a recent interview with Den of Geek, Tomlin opens up about Reeve's work and shares some details about what fans can expect from Pattinson's Batman. "I think that Matt Reeves as a filmmaker if you look at any of his work, whether or not it's Let Me In or Cloverfield or the Planet of the Apes movies, he's always coming from a point of emotion," he said. "It's never the big action thing."

"It's always, what is this character's soul?" Tomlin continues. "I think that really looking at Batman as somebody who has gone through this trauma, and then everything that he's doing is then a reaction to that."

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Tomlin added that rather than the movie shying away from that, The Batman would lean into "very fun and surprising ways" to explore Bruce's psyche. And as exciting as it is to know more about what's to come, Tomlin jokes that's all he can reveal for now "without getting yelled at."

This version of Bruce is still reacting to his parents' death when the film picks up. Seeing the earlier days of the process of how Bruce came to be Batman ought to be interesting, and it'll be exciting to go into a deep dive into the character's psyche.

The Batman is currently scheduled for release on October 1, 2021.

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