Peter Sarsgaard (Human Captial) is no stranger to the world of DC superhero movies. The acclaimed actor previously appeared in 2011’s Green Lantern as Hector Hammond, alongside Ryan Reynolds and he’s currently returning to the genre in a highly anticipated Warner Bros’ release. Sarsgaard was recently revealed to have joined the cast, in an unspecified role, of The Batman and he remains optimistic about the eventual success of the superhero reboot.
Okay, maybe optimistic is underselling it a bit… In a recent interview with Nick Venable of CinemaBlend, Sarsgaard’s enthusiasm for the project was laid bare. The actor went so far as to say that the energy he feels on set of The Batman, reminds him of attending wild concerts when he was younger. Check out what Sarsgaard had to say:
There’s something about it that has an edge, it’s young. To me, just my perception of it, it reminds me of when I was in college, and I went to go see The Pixies play, and looking around and feeling the vibe at a Pixies concert. That’s what it felt like to me…
That’s certainly an interesting take, because of all the bands that could be associated with Batman, The Pixies isn’t likely high up on the list.
Peter Sarsgaard’s Enthusiasm is Infectious
But, maybe that’s a good thing. The previous iteration of Batman showcased an older Bruce Wayne, in Ben Affleck, for audiences. Even Christian Bale, who at the time was only 30 or 31 years of age while filming Batman Begins, offered a version of Bruce that felt older once he had donned the cowl.
If Warner Bros. and DC want to give audiences a truly fresh take on the Dark Knight, maybe giving the film a more youthful and alternative rock energy might just do the trick. If nothing else, Sarsgaard’s enthusiasm for the film offers hope for DC Comics’ fans. That maybe this time, Warner Bros. will abandon the super gritty and edgy tone they’ve adopted for their previous endeavors and try a new approach.
The upcoming reboot, The Batman, has a world of promise. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ director Matt Reeves has both scripted and taken on directing duties for the upcoming revamp on the Caped Crusader, which promises a more youthful vision of the characters populating Gotham City. In recent weeks, the production has taken to the streets, giving curious movie fans a slow reveal of this new vision for Batman and his world. The Batman is part of a larger effort by Warner Bros. to grant directors more control over their individual visions and films, particularly after the success of last year’s Joker.
The film stars Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse) as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Andy Serkis (Black Panther) as Alfred Pennyworth, Zoe Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road) as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) as Edward Nashton/Riddler, and Colin Farrell (Dumbo) as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin. Details on the film’s story line have been kept close to the vest, however rumors indicate that the graphic novel, “The Long Halloween,” may serve as direct inspiration for the upcoming adaptation. One thing is for certain, we are all eager to see one of the most iconic comic book superheroes of all time back on the big-screen.
The Batman is scheduled to be released on June 25th, 2021. What do you hope to see in The Batman? Let us know in the comment section below and on our social media!