"I'm BATMAN!" - Robert Pattison

Do you like Robert Pattison as Batman

  • Yes, sounds good!

    Votes: 3 17.6%
  • No! That sounds like a terrible idea.

    Votes: 7 41.2%
  • I have no idea. Was he Edward Scissorhands?

    Votes: 5 29.4%
  • I HAVE NOT FELT SO MUCH NERD RAGE SINCE THAT LAST GOT EPISODE!

    Votes: 2 11.8%

  • Total voters
    17
  • Poll closed .

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
So, apparently Robert Pattison will be downing the cowl as Batman in the DCEU.

Like, THE Batman, not just a one-off.

Continuing in the line of intriguing choices (see also, Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker).

I've come around on him since seeing him in Cosmopolis (Cronenberg). What do y'all think?
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
I think that I haven't seen the Dark Knight Rises, Bats v. Supes, or Justice League, and this casting is not likely to change that pattern.
 

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
I think that I haven't seen the Dark Knight Rises, Bats v. Supes, or Justice League, and this casting is not likely to change that pattern.
One of these things is not like the others ....

I get not wanting to watch Batfleck, but you didn't watch the last Nolan movie? I mean, it was good. Not the Dark Knight, but still pretty good.


(As for the other two, I saw them both. I honestly couldn't tell you about either villain, other than ... um, CGI? And I did watch the long, director's cut, Batman v. Superman, which was perfectly cromulent. I mean, other than a certain truly stupid scene that resolved the dispute between them, it wasn't terrible ... it just wasn't very good.)
 

ccs

39th lv DM
Um, ok?
I mean, along time ago Michael Keaton was announced as Batman. And everyone was like "Huh? What!? Really? Um, that's not who I'd envisioned...." (and worse).
Turns out that, other than Adam West, Keaton's my favorite live-action Batman.

This is the same - It's just never crossed my mind to envision Robert Pattison in the cape & cowl.

So I guess I'll just wait & see how he does?
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
One of these things is not like the others ....

I get not wanting to watch Batfleck, but you didn't watch the last Nolan movie?
Nope. I didn't see much point. I liked Dark Knight, but honestly, Batman isn't the character that makes that movie interesting. And Bane has never really struck me as compelling. Neither the titular character nor the villain were draws, so I didn't bother.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
I mean, along time ago Michael Keaton was announced as Batman. And everyone was like "Huh? What!? Really? Um, that's not who I'd envisioned...." (and worse).
Turns out that, other than Adam West, Keaton's my favorite live-action Batman.
Michael Keaton is special, though. The dude can make the *Vulture* into a credible villain on the big screen, for crying out loud. That speaks to me of some sorcery that is not easily duplicated without blood oaths to powers mankind is not meant to know....
 

Zardnaar

Hero
Michael Keaton is a great actor. He even nailed Ray Kroc in The Founder on Netflix.
Have not watched a Batman movie since the Dark Knight. When you basically nail perfection anything else is gonna look bad.
 
So we have Darth Emo with Kylo Ren, now we have BatEmo? Bruce Emo?

Anyhow, I must say that Affleck was a pleasant surprise, and Batman v. Superman a rather underrated flick, imo. I very much enjoyed it, even moreso on a second viewing. It was flawed, certainly, but darkly epic with several really cool elements.
 

Zardnaar

Hero
Na we have Bat Sparkles.
Still might surprise us. Go to it with low expectations and you might get pleasantly surprised. I did that for Terminator 3.

Failing that watch it drunk. Might be good, remember George Clooney.
 

Kaodi

Adventurer
I feel like this is going to be like Val Kilmer Part 2. At least this time his white glow will be limited to his eyes.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt. Keaton and Ledger were both highly derided choices until they proved to be excellent. Actors act!
 

Blue

Orcus on a bad hair day
From what I understand RP has done some pretty good jobs acting in other movies. The fact that friends don't let friends Twilight is besides the point.
 

Imaculata

Adventurer
I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt. Keaton and Ledger were both highly derided choices until they proved to be excellent. Actors act!
Yeah, both actors were heavily criticised. People were furious about Ledger playing the joker... but turns out he might be one of the best Joker's of all time (second only to Mark Hamill in my opinion).

Then again, DC is having an epic dance with failure lately. If they get Batman right with Pattison, it's probably on accident.
 

cmad1977

Adventurer
Hard to judge an actors quality by the Twilight films. Hard to make chicken soup when your given chicken poop to work with.
 

jonesy

A Wicked Kendragon
From what I understand RP has done some pretty good jobs acting in other movies. The fact that friends don't let friends Twilight is besides the point.
He's done both bad and good performances before and after Twilight. I think he's one of those actors who only brings to the table what the script contains. Good writing, good. Bad writing, bad.
 

Legatus_Legionis

< BLAH HA Ha ha >
If The Batman is indeed going to deal more of the "Greatest Detective" aspect of the Dark Knight, then I think he could be a good fit.

I don't know how well I can see him as Bruce Wayne/playboy.
 

Raunalyn

Adventurer
Yeah, both actors were heavily criticised. People were furious about Ledger playing the joker... but turns out he might be one of the best Joker's of all time (second only to Mark Hamill in my opinion).

Then again, DC is having an epic dance with failure lately. If they get Batman right with Pattison, it's probably on accident.
Ledger was incredible...surprisingly so. He went to a dark place playing that character, and I honestly think it contributed to his death.

Not so much with the DC failure on its last few movies. Wonder Woman and Aquaman were both surprisingly good. And while I haven't seen Shazam! I do hear that it is a fun and entertaining movie. Maybe RP will get it right...if they don't make him sparkle...
 

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