Graham, Tom S and Marsh have somehow found the time to watch, then rewatch and even discuss The Batman, the recent bladder-bursting film directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson.

  • Obviously, we spoil the film. Don’t listen or read below if you have yet to see the film and wish any of its surprises preserved.
  • Who’s in this film then, eh?
  • Robert Pattinson as The Battinson
  • Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman
  • Paul Dano as Riddler
  • Colin Farrel as Penguin, amazingly
  • Peter Saarsgard as the DA Glen Gonnasplode
  • John Turturro as Carmine Falcone
  • Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon
  • Con O’Neill as Pete 2, with his wonderfully distinct voice
  • Barry Keoghan as Unnamed Arkham Prisoner who is obviously the Joker
  • Batcomics mentioned: Frank Miller’s supermacho libertarian fantasies, and The Court of Owls.
  • Other Batfilms briefly discussed:
  • The 90s continuity courtesy of Tim Burton and then Joel Schumacher: Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997)
  • The Christopher Nolan era: Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • The Snyderverse: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017), Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
  • And, tangentially, if we must, Joker (2019)
  • David Fincher’s excellent serial killer films – Se7en and Zodiac – clearly lend a lot to both the feel and content of this film.

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