Robert Pattinson is ready to take on the mantle of the Batman in Matt Reeves’ new universe, and it seems he’s been taking a deep dive into the comic history. In an interview with Den of Geek, the actor has revealed that he is quite interested in exploring an adaptation from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo‘s iconic The Court of Owls storyline. The introduction of a secret society deep within Gotham’s high-class was a great storyline and had a more horror-themed aspect to it as it pushed Bruce Wayne to his limits. Pattinson highlights how their take on the character also leads itself perfectly for this storyline:
I’d love to do something like Court of Owls. There are elements of The Batman which are kind of horror and I think it really feels quite new for Batman.Robert Pattinson
Some time ago, we’ve even theorized that the series might be building up to a potential confrontation with the Court of Owls given some of the story hints that may hint at a bigger picture beyond this solo outing. While it seems they are going for a more grounded take on the Dark Knight, it may expand at some point to include supernatural elements, and zombified hitmen in owl costumes seem on the more acceptable side of that direction. Here’s hoping the actor gets his wish, as the franchise potentially spins off into a new trilogy or even more.
Source: Den of Geek