The Dark Knight Writer Reveals His Thoughts On Batman

The Dark Knight writer David S. Goyer reveals his thoughts on Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson’s hit film, The Batman.

The black Knight writer David S. Goyer gives his opinion on Matt Reeves The Batman. by Christophe Nolan Black Knight the trilogy was the last word in “dark and gritty” Batman. Until Reeves’ even darker and grittier Caped Crusader film arrives in 2022.

Batman of course had first become campy thanks to Tim Burton’s early 90s films, and super campy thanks to Joel Schumacher’s entries in the series. But dark and gritty Batman proved to be the better guy in the eyes of many fans, thanks in large part to Nolan’s 2008 film The black Knight, its star Christian Bale and its main villain Joker played by Heath Ledger. Sure Batman then took a bizarre decade-long detour through the DCEU and Snyderverse before reappearing in appropriately dark and gritty form with Reeves’ 2022 film, starring Robert Pattinson as Gotham’s vigilante protector. And the box office numbers for The Batman — over $750 million worldwide — certainly seems to reaffirm that dark and gritty is the way to go when it comes to DC’s highest-grossing superhero.


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In effect The Batman shares enough tonal and narrative similarities with the Black Knight trilogy that comparisons between the two are inevitable. For its part, Black Knight the co-writer of the Goyer trilogy is not here to slam in the dark Batman who came after his and Nolan’s darkness Batman. Instead, Goyer sings the praises of Reeves The Batmansaying to THR:

So I just saw [The Batman] fairly recently in Prague, and I wasn’t sure what to expect or what I would think of it. I saw it with a number of my team members on Foundation, and they all expected me to hate it. But I really enjoyed it very much. (Laughs.) It was a fun experience. I really like [Robert] Pattinson’s Batman, and I like what they did with the Riddler. Reeves is a very good filmmaker, so I was there.

The Batman Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne in a suit and cowl

Goyer is still deeply invested in the Batman universe as the creator of the current Spotify narrative podcast unburied batman. Indeed, as co-author of four Batman movies including DCEU entry Batman V Superman: Dawn of JusticeGoyer is arguably more of an authority than anyone on what makes a dark and gritty Batman project is all about. And now he’s given Reeves’ take his official stamp of approval. This means that Goyer even points the finger The BatmanThe Riddler’s version for particular praise, given the debt the character owes to The black Knightis equally terrifying about the Joker.

Of course, the personal position of Goyer will not be enough to stop the disputes which could take place between the various factions of Batman fandom on the relative merits of the Black Knight trilogy and Reeves The Batman. What is certain though is that “dark and gritty” Batman is here to stay. In effect The Batman now gets its own sequel, and there’s no reason to believe Reeves will stray from the formula he employed during his first foray into Caped Crusader country. Goyer, for one, can take credit for establishing this formula in the first place, and can actually feel a bit like a proud father as he reflects on the massive box office success of The Batman.

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Source: THR

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