New Batman teaser leaves viewers conflicted

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Films about Batman, the unexpected vigilante, typically excite superhero fans. However, Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” movie featuring Robert Pattinson has been met with low audience anticipation. According to Variety, the movie is likely to be delayed because of the COVID-19 outbreak’s effects on movie productions.

The film is now expected to come out on June 25, 2021, featuring Pattinson as Batman. The teaser for the new upcoming Batman movie, which will be an origin story, was only a one-minute teaser that gave almost no information about this new movie, leaving prospective movie watchers with little to speculate.

Elise Chen, sophomore psychology major, said she is still looking forward to seeing Robert Pattinson in the new film. Chen said she is excited about what the movie has to offer and said she plans to closely follow the news for updates.

“I cannot wait to see Robert Pattinson put on that suit,” Chen said.

Robert Pattinson received the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman over actor Nicholas Haut. The movie will feature Batman in more of a detective role, as he in the comic books but not other Batman movies.

Michael Eaton, professor of film, said that the film is not something he is looking forward to but that he will watch it if his daughter wants.

Eaton mentioned that the film’s director, Matt Reeves, has won a Golden Raspberry award for one of his first movies “The Pallbearer.” The Golden Raspberry award is a parody award, also known as “The Razzies,” which gives awards to films for being the worst films of the year. Eaton noted Reeves is well known for directing the “Planet of the Apes” (2017, 2019) films as well as “Let Me In” (2010) and “Cloverfield” (2008).

“‘The Batman’ movie is going to be something that will make it or break it (for Reeves),” Eaton said.

Brandon Villasenor, sophomore entrepreneurship and Christian studies double major, said he is not excited about the new upcoming Batman movie because of the low quality of the teaser.

“I get more excited about paint drying on a wall than the new Batman teaser,” Villasenor said.

However, like other students, he also said that he needs to see more content for the movie to see if it is worth watching.

“I need to see (who) the antagonist or protagonist is or I will not watch the movie,” Villasenor said.

The new film “The Batman” will either lead the audience closer to the DC franchise or further disinterest potential movie-goers who flock to see its competitor Marvel’s movies in theaters.

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