The Inspirations Behind The Batman

Step aside Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, and Ben Affleck; there is a new caped crusader inciting fear into the hearts of the criminals in Gotham and that man is Robert Pattinson. With the movie recently releasing in theatres, we were shocked at just how different this interpretation of the character was from all of the previous Batmen listed above.

So how exactly did Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeve’s create this specific corner of the DCEU? Well apparently he just was really a big fan of David Fincher’s works. C’mon, it doesn’t take the worlds greatest detective to catch the similarities with this movie and other films like Se7en and Zodiac.

That being said the references go much deeper, 1970’s classics like The French Connection and Chinatown served as inspiration for the criminal activity present throughout the Gotham PD. While much more obscure references were used to influence even the smallest of moments in the film like Stephen King’s Christine being the basis for this new Batmobile.

From music like Nirvana to comics like The Long Halloween, lets take a look into all the inspirations used to create The Batman, I promise it’ll be a good time! (That’s a little hint for later on in the video, stay tuned to find out more!)


0:00 – Intro
0:29 – The Zodiac Riddler
2:00 – Stephen King’s Christine
3:19 – The Comic influences
4:52 – A Kurt Cobain grunge Bruce Wayne?
5:51 – The French Connection meets ChinaTown
6:21 – Penguin X Godfather
7:24 – The Bat and The Cat
8:22 – Want to play a game?
9:09 – David Fincher’s Se7en
9:42 – Robert Pattinson’s having a Good Time
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