Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ Described as a “Horror Movie” and “Very Scary” from Early Screener

The upcoming film about the Dark Knight's earlier days may be far more horrifying than we first thought possible.



Matt Reeves’ upcoming film ‘The Batman‘, starring Robert Pattinson, has been getting some early buzz with test screeners who are raving about the new direction the film plans to take. Early reports suggest that the film is taking the “dark” side of the character to a whole new level never seen before in a mainstream superhero film.

One such individual who allegedly has seen the film has described it as “very graphic, very dark, very scary”. That said, we don’t have any solid evidence that this person actually saw the movie as it came third-hand from social media so take the following with a grain of salt. Or two. Or three.

Yesterday, a Twitter user who goes by “BLURAYANGEL” informed his followers that a friend who has seen The Batman says multiple aspects of the movie such as Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Robert Pattinson’s Batman voice, and the Batmobile are outstanding (though they describe these things as “perfect” and “f*cking slayed”). Allegedly the ending of the movie is also a real shocker but BLURAYANGEL was careful not to reveal spoilers. Here is the full thread from the conversation he had with the individual who caught the early screener:

While we can’t confirm any of the above being accurate, we sort of felt that this is where the direction of this movie was headed. And considering how Paul Dano’s Riddler character is significantly inspired by the Zodiac killer, we have a strong hunch that Reeves’ Batman universe is leaning very heavily into the evils of supervillainy. Plus, it doesn’t appear that ‘The Batman‘ aims to have any of that slapstick Riddler silliness like the Jim Carrey version we saw back in 1995 but rather looks to pursue the violent and twisted nature of murder and violence that Edward Nashton is known for. And we can’t wait.

The film is set to release on March 4, 2022 but interestingly, we don’t know if it will be PG-13 or R just yet. Sounds to us like this could be really pushing the envelope into R territory and we are all for it. Ugh, we need this movie now.

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