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Batman Producer Responds To Backlash Over Robert Pattinson Casting

For the reason that disappointment of 2017’s Justice League, the way forward for the Caped Crusader had been unclear for a while, till Robert Pattinson was solid in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. The announcement naturally brought on controversy instantly, because the actor continues to be most generally often called the glowing, brooding vampire Edward Cullen within the Twilight franchise.

Followers prefer to get caught up within the casting new, however as longtime Batman producer Michael E. Uslan not too long ago famous at Germany’s CCXP Cologne conference (by way of ComicBook) that shouldn’t be the principle concern. In his phrases:

The person behind the digital camera is Matt Reeves, who has helmed Cloverfield, Let Me In, Daybreak of the Planet of the Apes and Battle for the Planet of the Apes. His reported imaginative and prescient is a “noir” take a look at the Darkish Knight, who will use the detective abilities he’s identified for within the comics and can function a rogue’s gallery of villains. That’s fairly thrilling!

Michael E. Uslan has produced nearly each different Batman film from Michael Keaton to Ben Affleck. He’s seen all of it. It all the time begins with this kind of backlash earlier than followers are handled to the filmmakers’ imaginative and prescient. As he defined of the preliminary response of Keaton’s casting:

Earlier than Michael Keaton famously grew to become one of the crucial beloved variations of Batman, he was Beetlejuice and Mr. Mother. He was every part however Batman, however he was embraced after the movie was launched. Sure, if Keaton was solid as Bruce Wayne with a lesser filmmaker than Tim Burton it might have been a catastrophe however he knew what he was doing.

Michael Uslan encourages followers to “judge the hell out of it” as soon as they’ve seen The Batman in 2021, however for now he sees there’s rather a lot going for it. He recalled the identical response occurring with Heath Ledger’s Joker casting. Earlier than he grew to become essentially the most celebrated iteration of the villain, individuals had been involved with Brokeback Mountain’s “gay cowboy” taking up the position.

The Batman producer stated it occurred as soon as once more with Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman, who was thought of to be the “girl next door” earlier than she blew away followers along with her position as Selina Kyle.

The Batman received’t hit theaters till June 25, 2021. Suppose you possibly can reserve your judgement for a pair years? Take a look at the upcoming 2019 film releases to maintain ya busy!