First there was a buzz around Pattinson being cast as Wayne/Batman. The fans were split with many only relying on the performance from the Twilight franchise and others saying he could pull off being both, a task that many actors before him have tried and fell short in one aspect or another.
Then Came the Rogue’s Gallery
When hype for the reboot began to die down, it was released that Zoe Kravitz was cast as Catwoman. Again, fans of her, comic book geeks, and lovers of the Bat-world discussed, argued and even made blog posts on whether Catwoman was once of any race other than white.
After that, Paul Dano-who I don’t recognize- was cast as Riddler. There were crickets. Well, let’s just say I didn’t see anything one way or the other. I am one person and can’t keep up with the entire internet. This made two villains.
What do I think?
Before I launch into it, I will say that I watched the original franchise and The Dark Knight franchise. I have my likes and dislikes, and yes, there were, at one point, four villains in one Batman movie, but it was closer to the end of the original franchise and not the beginning.
Do I think that having three villains, that we know of, in the first movie of the franchise reboot might be overloading the movie? Yes, That is exactly what I think. Can the Riddler and Penguin play nice with one another. They have in the past, and they can in this one.
Do I think they are putting Catwoman in here for sexual tension and a possible romance for Bats? It’s in the comics. They did it with The Dark Knight franchise. I don’t see why they can’t do it here.
I think a rogue’s gallery should be built up gradually. You shouldn’t throw everything at the protagonist in the first part of the franchise. Slow build-up and gradual additions can work just as well, but, again, that’s just me.
It’s a stand-alone?
The buzz going around is that this may NOT be a reboot to the Bats franchise and that it is a stand-alone movie. It does seem to be that way, and if it is, I have no problems with it at all. In my humble opinion, Bats has been rebooted enough, and if you missed all the iterations, you have a lot of catching up to do.
So far, no Joker
Let’s discuss who isn’t in the movie. There doesn’t seem to be a Joker cast in this one. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.
I cannot begin to explain how tired I am of Joker being in every reboot, re-imagining and what-ever else that has anything to do with Bats.
I have been wanting to see the others in the gallery highlighted for a while now, and having Riddler and Penguin in there just MIGHT showcase the side of Bats I have been longing to see on the big screen, his detective side. We all know by now he can fight and defend himself. I have always wanted to see the more intellectual side on the big screen. He is a great detective. Show it.
Until next time,
Anissa “Maddy” Walker