As DC Nation waits for something to sink their teeth into from Matt Reeves (outside of some white-knuckle, impressive casting calls), there is news that will surely have the plethora of Batman fans scratching their heads and lifting up their eye patch just to see clearly.
If some Marvel fan came up to you and said, “What does Willem Dafoe and One-Eyed Willy have in common?” Well, you may focus on the first name of each and scoff. There’s more to it than that, according to “Battinson” himself.
During a press junket for Robert Eggers’ wonderfully aberrant The Lighthouse, Robert Pattinson stopped by the Access Hollywood set, where he said, “Blah, blah, blah…The Lighthouse…blah, blah, blah” and then, the questions came about his next project, The Batman.
And there’s that.
From Michael Keaton’s breathy musings to Christian Bale’s gravely intonations to Ben Affleck and his vocal-chord digital enhancer, the voices behind the Cape and the Cowl have been as mysterious as the man himself.
Suspense over. Now we know what the next voice will sound like. Well, kinda. And it all starts with the acclaimed and aforementioned co-star of The Lighthouse, Willem Dafoe.
“Willem’s voice in this [movie] is quite inspiring for it to be honest,” said Pattinson. “It is pretty similar to the voice I’m gonna do… I think Batman has a sort of pirate-y kind of voice…”
Holy Adam West, Batman. Eh, the hell did he just say?!
How is that going to strike fear into the baddies of Gotham when he claims, “Argh! I’m Batman…matey.”
Ah well, we also have the newly signed Paul Dano as ‘The Riddler/Edward Nashton’, Zoe Kravitz as ‘Catwoman/Selina Kyle’, and Jeffrey Wright as ‘Commissioner Gordon.’ Oh yeah, a score by Michael Giacchino. Pirate voice or not, this is bound to be one incredible addition to DC Comics (and maybe the DCEU).