Longtime DC Writer Scott Snyder Has Responded to Robert Pattinson’s the batter using elements from his run on the book in the film.
Scott Snyder is perhaps best known in the comic book world for his run on Batman during DC Comic’s New 52 imprint. While the print itself was extremely controversial, most people recognize that his and artist Greg Capullo’s run on it was a diamond in the rough. His most lasting contribution to it seems to have been the Court of Owls, but other elements of the film have made their way into the live-action adaptations as well.
Spoiler alert for Robert Pattinson’s the batter
the batter is a film inspired by a number of Batman storylines, including but not limited to: The long Halloween and year one† However, another important source of inspiration for the film seems to be that of Scott Snyder zero year which effectively told the story of New 52 Batman’s origin. The arc featured a number of super villains, but the main antagonist was The Riddler and, like its movie counterpart, Gotham City left in ruins before the book ended. However, it was one element in the film in particular that got Scott Snyder excited.
In a recent post on Substack, Scott Snyder specifically cites a certain line in the movie that appeared to be straight out of the movie. zero year which found its way into the movie:
“For me, I loved that they used the last line — the last line of Zero Year is where Alfred says to Julie Madison, ‘I’m sorry, but he spoke for…’ And in this movie, Catwoman said, ‘ I know you are spoken for,’ I said, ‘Oh, my heart…’”
Here’s the synopsis for it the batter†
Sneaking through the streets for two years as Batman (Robert Pattinson), terrifying the hearts of criminals, has brought Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies—Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lieutenant James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright)—in the town’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established itself as the only embodiment of vengeance among its fellow citizens. .
When a killer attacks Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the world’s greatest detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters characters such as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/ aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro) and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence grows closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must renew relationships, expose the perpetrator and bring justice for the abuses of power and corruption that have long plagued Gotham City.
directed by Matt Reeves, the batter stars Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Colin Farrell as the Penguin and Barry Keoghan as the Joker.
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