Most fans came around to the fact Robert was going to be the new Batman and after the initial shock people realized how great an actor he is but still, the vitriol surrounding the announcement was more than he expected. Robert explained in his first interview since joining the cast of Batman, but out of everything he said in the interview, one thing caught our eye the most.
Watch: Robert Pattinson talks to Variety about Batman and The Lighthouse
While talking to Variety, Robert let out a comment about the upcoming Joker movie which sent the internet abuzz with the possible meeting of Joker and Batman in the future. “At one point in our conversation, [Pattinson] offers a mundane comment about Joaquin Phoenix, who stars in Joker (a movie he hasn’t seen yet), before asking to retract it. ‘Oh shit,’ he says, adding that he’s not accustomed to thinking about spoilers.”
Robert explained the slip up to Ramin Setoodeh, “I definitely should not say that. I’m so used to pretty art-house movies, where you can watch the movie three times and still not know what it’s about.”
Since the actor asked to strike the comment, it means we will never get to hear what he said exactly but just because people do not hear the whole context of the story doesn’t mean they will stop theorizing. Variety will not disclose what was said, but they did explain it was a comment more about the actor playing the Joker, Joaquin Phoenix, and not the movie itself.
Watch: The final trailer for the upcoming Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix
The Batman, Matt Reeves said, will focus on the younger Bruce Wayne and his exploits in Gotham City during his early years. Other than the fact there will be about six villains for the movie; we know almost nothing about the film. We also know The Batman will not be part of the DCEU and it will remain outside the world inhabited by 'Wonder Woman' and 'Aquaman', which definitely allows the two characters to come together.
Joker is also a standalone movie with the character not inhabiting the DCEU world, and we got confirmation the character will not die in the upcoming Joker movie. Director Todd Phillips said he would love to come back and do another one if Joaquin is game. Joker already established Thomas Wayne is in the film, there is a high chance there is or will be Bruce Wayne in the near future.
Since both of the characters do not inhabit the world with Jared Leto’s Joker or Ben Affleck’s Batman, there is a high chance the two may come together, but it also depends on when the next Batman movie is set. Joker is probably set in the 80s with Thomas Wayne still alive, Joker by this point looks to be in his early forties. 'Thomas Wayne' is killed when Bruce is still a kid, so by the time Bruce becomes a full-fledged Batman, considering how the movie looks right now, it seems less likely Joaquin’s Joker and Robert’s Batman ever go head to head on film.
Joker is currently set for release on 4 October with 'The Batman' currently set to arrive in theatres on 25 June 2021.