Kurt Cobain was an inspiration for the Batman played by Robert Pattinson. An idea from Matt Reeves, the director of The Batman, who wanted a darker, more tortured version of the Dark Knight. “When I write, I listen to music and I had put Something in the Way while I was writing the first act, he told Empire Magazine. This is where it came to me. Rather than a playboy version of Bruce Wayne that we had already seen, one where he went through a great tragedy and where he becomes a recluse. “
For Matt Reeves, there is really a point in common between the late singer of Nirvana and his Batman, halfway between the rock star full of confidence and the depressed and tortured recluse that had notably staged Gus Van Sant in Last Days.
Vulnerable but powerful
“In this movie you can really feel his vulnerability and his desperation, but you can also feel his power,” continued Matt Reeves. I thought it was a good mix. He’s got that Kurt Cobain thing too, where he looks like a rockstar, but you also feel like he could be a recluse. “
There is not much longer to wait to find out The Batman since the film, which also includes Zoe Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright and Colin Farrell, is due out in March.