Robert Pattinson’s ‘The Batman’ Plot to Be Based on This Classic Comic

According to We Got This Covered, sources close to the production on Matt Reeves’s The Batman will draw inspiration from The Long Halloween, the classic Batman comic by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. (I CALLED IT.)



The Long Halloween follows a young-but-experienced Batman on the hunt for the villain Holiday, a mysterious serial killer who murders his victims according to celebratory dates on the calendar. The killer could be any one of the many enemies that Batman has made during his crime-fighting career or someone new that he’ll never see coming.


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The case leads to a war with Gotham’s crime families, and District Attorney Harvey Dent is one of the great losses, becoming the iconic Two-Face in the crossfire.

The Long Halloween previously served as an inspiration for The Dark Knight’s subplot that integrated Two-Face’s origin, and it’s the perfect storyline to adapt given that it includes almost all of Batman’s villains and side characters. Penguin, Catwoman, and Riddler are reported to be among the main antagonists.


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Jeph Loeb’s sequel, Dark Victory, would also serve as a great addition to Matt Reeves’s trilogy with the origin and introduction of Robin, whose suit was displayed in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman.

It should be refreshing to see a mystery thriller that showcases Bruce Wayne’s developed detective skills and skips over his origin in order to expand upon the tales of an already established Gotham City.



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