Kurt Cobain Inspired Robert Pattinson’s ‘Batman,’ According To The Film’s Director

Kurt Cobain Pattinson's 'Batman'
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Kurt Cobain inspired Robert Pattinson’s Batman according to the film’s director Matt Reeves. 

The 55-year-old recently opened up about how he likes to listen to Nirvana when writing for the franchise. 

In an interview with Empire, he said: “When I write, I listen to music, and as I was writing the first act, I put on Nirvana’s ‘Something in the Way’. 

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“That’s when it came to me that, rather than make Bruce Wayne the playboy version we’ve seen before, there’s another version who had gone through a great tragedy and become a recluse.

“So I started making this connection to Gus Van Sant’s Last Days, and the idea of this fictionalized version of Kurt Cobain being in this kind of decaying manor.”

The Batman will premier on March 4 and fans are interested to see Pattinson’s portrayal. 

Speaking about the casting, Reeves said he’s the ‘perfect fit’.

He continued: “In that movie, you could really feel his vulnerability and desperation, but you could also feel his power. 

“I thought that was a great mix. He’s also got that Kurt Cobain thing, where he looks like a rock star, but you also feel like he could be a recluse.”

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Fans of the franchise also pointed out that an orchestral version of Nirvana’s ‘Something in the Way’ was on the soundtrack for the upcoming film’s first trailer, which was released back in 2020. 

The Batman is also set to star Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, and Colin Farrell as Penguin.

The producer, Dylan Clark, recently opened up about how he hopes it will ‘lay a foundation’ that will lead to even more movies.

He told Empire: “As the first standalone Batman in ten years, the hope is we can lay a foundation that you can build stories upon.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.