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“The character should always be the emotional center”: Matt Reeves Hated the Dark Knight for Heath Ledger, Promises the Batman 2 Will Be Different

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After a difficult few years in production, Matt Reeves’ The Batman was finally released for the public to watch. It had a huge success as it almost hit 800 million dollars at the box office worldwide, making it the seventh highest-grossing film of 2022.

Director Reeves reveals that The Batman 2 won’t make the same mistakes that previous Dark Knight movies have made in terms of characters. Not long after the first movie’s success, the sequel was officially confirmed with Robert Pattinson as the main lead.

The Batman
The Batman

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Mistakes Will Not Be Repeated: Matt Reeves

During an interview with Collider, Matt Reeves revealed that Robert Pattinson and Mattson Tomlin are working hard on The Batman 2 script. Reeves added that the sequel will not be repeating the same mistakes the Dark Knight trilogy made. The movie will portray Bruce Wayne as the emotional core of the story, and not the villains like Heath Ledger’s Joker, and Tom Hardy’s Bane who to a certain extent became the main star of those movies.

“To me, the thing that I really feel is that I also believe that Rob [Pattinson] is so special in the role. My goal has always been to do these point-of-view stories that allow the character to always be the emotional center of the story.”

“Because a lot of times what happens is, after you do the first one, then suddenly other Rogues Gallery characters come in, and they kind of take over, and then Batman takes a backseat sort of character-wise, or emotionally.”

Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne in The Batman
Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne in The Batman

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Obviously, characters like Joker are great, but with his chaotic nature and no reason behind his violence, the audience enjoys such roles that are scarier than the bad guys. But we have had so many Joker appearances that the character is no longer spontaneous and interesting with which it was introduced to us.

What We Know About The Batman 2

The plot for The Batman 2 is not yet known to anyone but it can be somewhat deduced from the ending of the first movie. Though Dano’s Riddler was apprehended and sent to Arkham by the caped crusader, he succeeded in destroying Gotham City’s wall which resulted in the flooding of the city. This situation may give rise to many criminals that Batman will have to take down.

Matt Reeves could bring Joker as the main protagonist for the sequel or he could steer the movie in an entirely random direction. Many questions remain about The Batman 2 but Matt Reeves assures the fans that Robert Pattinson’s Batman will play the focal point of the plot.

Robert Pattinson's Batman
Robert Pattinson’s Batman

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While it seems that fans are highly unlikely to receive some news or leaks about the sequel, no comments have been made on Zoë Kravitz’s Catwoman, as she played a big role in The Batman, and is one of the fan favorites.

The Batman 2 is not due for release until 2025.

Source: Collider

Written by Rajdeep Majumder

Rajdeep Majumder is a maniac for cold coffee besides being an avid CoD enthusiast and a student of Computer Science. On top of a budding investment in music and pop culture, Rajdeep now has an accumulated interest in the world of film and television. As an aspiring content writer, he can now boast of more than 100 published articles on Fandomwire under his byline. Looking ahead, he can envision himself backpacking across Europe within 5 years’ time.