But that's probably not what has got you irked about Pattinson playing Batman. What you're more likely thinking is "Ugh, another Batman?" And you can't be blamed for a little fatigue after 10 years of squinting at poorly lit fight scenes. But here's the thing: The Batman director/writer Matt Reeves agrees with you. That's why he has been sifting through the wreckage that was the all-singing, all-saddening Ben Affleck production of the next Batman in order to build it from the ground up into a whole different experience. The Batman will focus "more Batman in his detective mode than we've seen in the films," with Pattinson having to rely more on his big brain than his big Batarang to get him out of trouble.
And a director known for making experimental semi-arthouse horror movies picking the most atypical actor he can find to make a noir story in order to change the public's jaded opinion of a cartoonish butt-kicker? Holy flawed perception of childhood nostalgia, Batman! That sure sounds pretty similar to the way Tim Burton's OG Batman crashed into the mainstream in 1989. So don't feel weird if Pattinson's Batman is actually you a bit excited, because there are plenty of reasons to believe it means the franchise is heading into the right direction -- which is pretty much any direction away from Affleck.
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