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The Batman Trailer: How It’ll Differ From Past Productions



Robert Pattinson as The Batman
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There’s another Dark Knight coming to our screens. As Twilight star Robert Pattinson becomes ‘The Batman’. And The Batman trailer was shown at DC Fandome.

When’s it out?

The new addition to the franchise has been on the cards for some time. COVID-19 has halted filming, pushing the date back from June 2021 to October 2021. Now the race for the completion of post-production is now underway.

The last trilogy from Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises, aired back in 2012. So, after a nine-year wait, this new movie is very much anticipated. It’s already causing a stir with still over a year to go before release.

Who’s in it?

The role of Batman is iconic, much like James Bond it’s a title that many actors can only dream of taking on. After much speculation about who will be next to step into the cape, Robert Pattinson will don the cowl. But could Pattinson become the legendary, husky, brooding dark crusader we all know and love? Only time will tell, though, the Batman trailer, just released, shows promise. He may not hold the deep, rasping tones of Bale but Pattinson definitely has the broodiness down to a fine art.

In an interview with Esquire Pattinson spoke about his surprise at bagging the role. He spoke about how he felt that the reaction to the news was a little less ‘vitriolic’ than he was first expecting. When discussing the new portrayal of the new Batman, Pattinson said: “[Batman’s] mortality is a little bit off. He’s not the golden boy … There is a simplicity to his worldview, but where it sits is strange, which allows you to have more scope with the character.

What will happen?

The actor demonstrates he is 100% here for this new portrayal of Batman. The Batman trailer reveals a younger version of the collected hero we all know. We will witness the caped crusader losing his control when faced with a group of thugs.

The preview, revealed at DC FanDome, also showcases the new Bat-mobile. It’s been muscled to the max! We see explosive scenes and several villains including Catwoman and The Riddler. The Riddler’s seen at the very beginning duct-taping a corpse which is later revealed to be mayor Don Mitchell. Another famous villain to appear in The Batman trailer is The Penguin played by Total Recall actor Colin Farrell. Farrell is rumoured to be adorning prosthetics for a more accurate depiction of Oswald Cobblepot. The trailer intensifies a gloomier feel to the upcoming production which only amplifies an alternative take on the hero.

What will the tone be like?

The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes filmmaker Matt Reeves directs this new addition. He’s set to spark a whole new trilogy surrounding a young Bruce Wayne and his earlier days as Batman, showcasing Bruce’s inner turmoil. Matt Reeves has stated that as well as a darker, noir-esque feel , The Batman will retain a comic-title of “the world’s greatest detective”. Which fans haven’t seen much of in past productions.

We are set to see more of Batman tracking down criminals and solving crimes. Creating a more “wholesome” storyline which parallels better with the original comic script.

The tone of the film has been described by Commissioner Gordon actor Jeffery Wright as setting “the next evolution since 1939. This is when [the Batman] stories began. What this means exactly isn’t clear which era we can expect to be transported to. But it definitely looks as though the new film is set to mark its own place in the hero’s story. 

In conclusion

The Batman trailer is one not to be missed. And as post-production intensifies we’ll be keeping a close eye out for more snippets in the run-up to its release. That is, once Pattinson has recovered from contracting COVID-19, of course.

Are you looking forward to seeing The Batman? How do you think Robert Pattinson will present his interpretation of the character? Let us know in the comments below.

You can view The Batman movie trailer HERE.

More from DC FanDome HERE.

Read IMDB information about The Batman movie HERE.

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Harry Potter: The Questions You Keep Asking, Answered



Draco Malfoy Harry Potter image
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It’s been over 24 years since the first instalment of the Harry Potter series was published. But regardless of the length of time passed, many questions are still left unanswered. Fansites still tear apart page upon page looking for the key to unlock J. K. Rowling’s extraordinary mind. Interviewers have fired question after question at the infamous author. Yet, when one question is answered, it seems to open the flood gates for many more.

J. K. Rowling has now moved onto crime fiction. But she still finds the odd spare moment to grace Potter fans with her virtual presence. Using Twitter to answer some of the endless questions’ fans have conjured.

Let’s take a look at some of the most valid Harry Potter questions asked on Twitter and how J.K. Rowling answered them.

What happened to Fluffy the three-headed dog?

Poor Fluffy wasn’t mentioned again after being set free in the Forbidden Forest. Never fear! Rowling is here to tell us of Fluffy’s fate.

Back in February 2015, Rowling replied to the question on Twitter. stating that ‘He was repatriated to Greece. Dumbledore liked to put Hagrid’s more foolish acquisitions back where they belong.’

Beyond the happily ever after

A snapshot of Harry, Ron and Hermione’s Happily Ever After is presented at the end of the final book. The three (and Ginny) complete the circle by walking their own children to the Hogwarts train.

But, their lives developed much more than having children. As Rowling revealed back in 2007. Hermione began her career within the Ministry of Magic. She worked in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. Here, she became instrumental in the improvements for the treatment of house-elves. After this, she moved to the Dept. of Magical Law Enforcement, where she ensured the eradication of pro-pureblood laws.

Harry and Ron took different paths. Harry became an aura, a highly trained law enforcement officer. Ron went into the family business, helping his brother run Weasley’s Wizarding Wheels.

Did Harry, Ron and Hermione return to their schooling?

There’s a huge gap at the end of The Deathly Hallows. The pages seem to jump from the defeat of Voldemort to 19 years later. So did the famous trio return to school?

Rowling stated that Hermione returned to Hogwarts to complete her NEWT’s. But Harry and Ron did not, instead, they followed their career paths straight away. Although, I’m pretty sure defeating the source of all evil scores big points on a C.V.

Harry’s scar shape is important, right?

Well, no. Unfortunately, Rowling just thought ‘it looked cool’.

Potter super-fans have other ideas, though. One Tweet back in 2019 revealed that the scar could symbolise much more. @TodayYearsOld Tweeted:

‘Did you know Harry Potter’s scar isn’t a lightning bolt, but the hand motion to cast Avada Kedavra.’

Avada Kedavra is a killing curse used within the Dark Arts. The hand movement looks like a lightning bolt, but much softer. Not surprisingly, the Tweet went viral and caused shock waves through the Potter community.

What does Hufflepuff’s common room look like?

We are taken on a trip to Slytherin and Ravenclaw’s common room, and we spend a lot of time in Gryffindor’s. So, when fans asked Rowling for a description, she was only too happy to oblige.

‘The Hufflepuff common room is accessed through a portrait near the kitchens, as I am sure you have deduced. Sorry – I should say ‘painting’ rather than portrait because it is a still-life. It is a very cosy and welcoming place, as dissimilar as possible from Snape’s dungeon. Lots of yellow hangings, fat armchairs, and underground tunnels leading to the dormitories. All of which have perfectly round doors, like barrel tops.’

Is there more than one Wizarding school?

If you are one of those people who watch the films before the books. You’ll have probably asked ‘Is Hogwarts the only school for wizards?’. In this instance, it’s the books that hold the key, and if you take notes in ‘The Goblet of Fire.’ Students from other schools arrive at Hogwarts to attend the Tri-Wizard Tournament.

The books reveal more about a couple of schools, such as the Palace of Beauxbatons. Beauxbatons is a beautiful chateau situated in the Pyrenees mountains of Southern France. Durmstrang is another, and one of the three largest in Europe. Durmstrang is situated in the northmost regions of Norway or Sweden and is known for its Dark Arts.

Rowling has since revealed more schools, including Castelobruxo, Mahoutokoro, Uagadou and Ilverymorny.

Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood end up together?

It’s a no, which has disappointed fans. But the two remained close friends as Luna followed a career in Wizarding Naturalism. She became famous for tracking rare creatures before marrying Rolf Scamander.

Neville married fellow Hogwarts student Hannah Abbot. Surprisingly, Neville became an aura before returning to Hogwarts as a Herbology Professor.

Did Draco Malfoy get his just desserts?

This is a big one for Potter fans who wished to see Draco pay for everything he subjugated Harry to. But, as The Deathly Hallows hints, it appears he went through a huge transformation.

Draco was a complex character, not only a member of Slytherin, but he was also a bully. But much of his behaviour came from his upbringing.

Draco tried to prove himself to the Dark Lord, only to be rescued by the three he often tormented. This caused him and his mother to neglect Voldemort once it was believed Harry was dead. The two avoided Azkaban, and he went into a very dark place, emotionally. But he emerged a changed man. He had a wife and a son, and a simple nod to the trio 29 years on seemed to solidify that he had changed.

Thanks for reading our article on unanswered Harry Potter questions now answered. Did you already know these? Did we miss any big ones? Let us know in the comments below.

Check out 5 Hidden Messages In Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows That You Missed HERE.

Read IMDB information on Harry Potter HERE.

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