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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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Book To Movie Adaptations Coming Soon



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It seems that Hollywood is on an adaptation bender these days. With the upcoming Dune film to the To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before Netflix franchise, there is a lot of money to be made in book to screen adaptations. And there are a ton of them in the works. Here’s 15 book to movie adaptations that will soon be coming to a screen near you.

1. The House of Gucci – November 24th, 2021

You don’t have to wait long to watch this true story unfold. Written by Sara Gay Forden, the book goes into the real-life whodunnit of the murder of Maurizio Gucci. Starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, this film is coming out this November.

2. Where the Crawdads Sing – June 24, 2022

This bestseller is going to premiere next summer on Netflix. The book, written by Delia Owens follows Kya; a young woman with a turbulent life, who becomes the prime suspect in a mysterious murder. Daisy Edgar-Jones is set to play Kya.

3. The Nightingale – December 23, 2022

The Nightingale, written by Kristin Hannah, follows the lives of two French sisters after their lives are torn apart by World War Two. The film stars sisters Elle and Dakota Fanning and is set to be released on 23 December 2022.

4. The School for Good and Evil – 2022

Written by Soman Chianani, The School for Good and Evil is a middle-grade standout. It takes place at twin schools that kidnap two children every year. Alongside the children of famous fairy-tale heroes and villains, these children are then trained at either the School for Good or the School for Evil. Eventually becoming the next generation of fairy tales. This film has big names in the cast, such as Charlize Theron, Laurence Fishburne, and Kerry Washington. The main characters Sophie and Agatha will be played by Sophia Ann Caruso and Holly Sturton. Shadow and Bone mainstay Kit Young will also be in this adaptation. It has wrapped filming and will come out sometime in 2022.

5. All Quiet on the Western Front – 2022

Who else remembers reading this in school? The classic was written by Erich Maria Remarque and chronicles the horrors of World War One. The book is being adapted as a film by Netflix. It’s going to be directed by Edward Berger and will star Daniel Bruhl. This is actually the third time the book has been adapted for the screen and will premier in 2022.

6. House of the Dragon/ Fire and Blood – 2022

Rejoice Game of Thrones fans, there’s more coming your way. Based on the book Fire and Blood by George R. R. Martin, this Game of Thrones spin-off follows the Targaryens 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. It’s being produced by HBO and will be a ten-part limited series. It’s set to premiere in 2022.

7. Bridgerton (Season 2) – 2022

The pandemic hit Bridgerton has also been renewed for season two. The second season will cover The Viscount Who Loved Me, by Julia Quinn. This love story will centre around Anthony Bridgerton. There’s no official release date, but speculation puts it at 2022.

8. A Discovery of Witches (Season 3) – 2022

AMC +’s Discovery of Witches has been renewed for season three. The show is based on Deborah Harkness’All Souls Trilogy. It centres around actors Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer as a vampire and witch who fall in love. It’s set to premiere sometime in 2022.

9. Shadow and Bone (Season 2) – 2022/2023

Netflix’s Shadow and Bone has been confirmed for a second season. It will cover the events of the second book, Siege and Storm. It’s also unclear if it will dip into the Six of Crows duology. You can read more of our coverage of season two of Shadow and Bone here.

10. Ninth House – TBD

Written by the same author of Shadow and Bone, Ninth House is Leigh Bardugo’s adult fiction series. It follows Yale freshman Alex Stern, who has the ability to see ghosts. She is hired to oversee the dark magical dealings of Yale’s secret societies and gets caught up in forces beyond her imagination. Picked up less than two days after its release in 2019, Ninth House is in the works for an Amazon series adaptation. The show does not have a release date yet and is still in pre-production. Leigh Bardugo is currently writing both the sequel and the show, according to her Instagram.

11. They Both Die at the End – TBD

When Mateo and Rufus are told that they will die, they befriend each other to enjoy their last day. After the project fizzled out at HBO, They Both Die at the End has now been picked up for a tv show by Entertainment One. The show will also be written by the author of the book, Adam Silvera. There is no release date yet.

12. The Selection – TBD

A staple of 2010s dystopian fiction, The Selection by Kiera Kass is right up there with Divergent and the Maze Runner. The Selection follows America Singer, who is selected to compete in a Bachelor-like competition to select the next Queen. What feels frivolous quickly becomes a high-stakes competition for the fate of the country. The Selection is set to premiere on Netflix as a movie. Haifaa Al-Mansour is attached to direct. You can expect to be able to watch The Selection in mid-2021.

13. The Red Queen – TBD

Another mainstay of mid-2010’s dystopia is the Red Queen series, by Victoria Aveyard. The Red Queen is set in a world divided by blood colour. The silver-blooded have superpowers and rule over the kingdom. The red-blooded are powerless; living in poverty and serving as cannon fodder to the war. But when red-blooded Mare Barrow reveals the power to manipulate lightning, everything changes. Elizabeth Banks is executive producing and directing The Red Queen for a TV series at Peacock. She will also play a key role. We’re still waiting on a release date, but Aveyard has co-written the pilot.

14. Blackout – TBD

Blackout is a collection of short stories following black teenagers who stumble upon love in the middle of a blackout in New York City. Authors include Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Nicola Yoon, and Ashley Woodfolk. The collection is going to be adapted into a six-part anthology on Netflix. The Obamas are actually producing Blackout under their flagship Higher Ground banner and Temple Hill. There is no release date yet.

15. Long Way Down – TBD

Written by Jason Reynolds, Long Way Down takes place in the sixty seconds the main character decides whether or not to murder the man who killed his brother. It’s being adapted into a feature film by Universal and is produced by John Legend and Michael De Luca. There is no release date yet.

That’s our list of 15 book to movie adaptations coming out soon. Which one are you most looking forward to seeing? Let us know in the comments below.

Check out the five things you missed in Bridgeton Season One HERE.

Read iMDB information on The House of Gucci HERE.

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