New movie ‘The Batman’ inspired by Kurt Cobain
The batman Director and co-writer Matt Reeves has said he based his version of the character on Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and explained why Robert Pattinson was the right actor to portray him.
Reeves’ superhero franchise reboot is slated to hit theaters in March. 4, with the first trailer (available below) featuring Nirvana’s track âSomething in the Wayâ and a more recent promo featuring an orchestral version of the same song. In a recent interview with Empire, the director said the selection was deliberate.
âWhen I write I listen to music,â he said, âand while I was writing the first act I put onâ Something In The Way âby Nirvanaâ¦ version we saw previously there is another version that went through great tragedy and became a recluse. So I started to make that connection with Gus Van Sant’s âLast Daysâ and the idea that this fictional version of Kurt Cobain is in this kind of decaying mansion. “
2005 film Last days explores the final chapter in a rock star’s life, and was loosely based on Cobain. When Reeves saw Pattinson in the 2017 movie Good time, he decided to approach the actor to interpret his Batman. âIn that movie, you could really feel his vulnerability and his desperation, but you could also feel his power,â Reeves said. âI thought it was a good mix. He also has this Kurt Cobain thing, where he looks like a rock star, but it also feels like he could be a recluse.
Pattinson noted, âBruce went into hiding. He’s not really a socialite at all. He builds all these little things and things, just with Alfred. And even Alfred thinks he’s gone mad! He added that when he was first seen in the new movie, Batman has “been out every night for the past two years, getting beaten, shot, stabbed and burned, and it shows. There is a bullet graze on the hood right from the start, I don’t think that has been done before.
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