Robert Pattinson Doesn’t Think Superman Can Exist with His Batman
Published 7 months ago
It was only in 2016 when we saw Batman finally cross over with Superman in live-action, and with Robert Pattinson’s new take on the Dark Knight, fans are asking if other DC heroes exist in his universe. The thing is, Pattinson doesn’t think it’s likely.
Talking to ComicBook, Pattinson was asked about any chances that the Justice League could exist in the universe of The Batman, to which he replies:
“I love the idea of trying to figure out how make… We’ve been talking about how to get the fantastical elements because Matt’s world, his take on it is so grounded, and I’m thinking like, ‘How can you add…?… Like, we were talking the other day, like, ‘Can you add Superman into it but he just doesn’t have any powers? He’s just a guy in a cape?’… He’s just like, ‘I’m Superman!’ And they’re like, ‘So?'”
Granted there are certain ways that comic book characters can be grounded, and they come out with interesting versions. One prominent example would be Heath Ledger’s Joker; though the comic book version had a permanent smile because he fell into a vat of chemicals, Ledger’s had one because of some facial scars (or a Glasgow smile), which was more realistic.
When it comes to the main DCEU, Superman was essentially their first big exposure to a metahuman, so maybe they can just go that direction if they ever decide to give Pattinson his own Superman. Then again, I’m happy to just live in this new, dark Gotham and see what other villains Matt Reeves can bring into it.
Catch The Batman when it hits theaters on March 4.