Matt Reeves’ The Batman was released this year to much praise and acclaim despite criticism for its tedious three-hour runtime. While DC fans may have been in theaters, that also included many people who went to the movies just because Robert Pattinson was there, we can’t blame them!
While many DC fans despise Pattinson’s fan intrusion into the DCU fandom, they’re no less guilty with the literal fans that grow around an actor’s time playing a character. This includes a lot of homies who prefer Ben Affleck as Batman over Pattinson, and yes, both of these fanbases are still currently debating who the better Bruce Wayne is.
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Batfleck Fans Shut Down After Trying To Take Down Robert Pattinson’s Batman
Recently, reports surfaced regarding Michael Keaton’s return as Batman in the DCU. The report says he will again be disappointed with DC Studios superiors as his screen time in the flash is reduced.
Either way, DC (and Warner Bros.) high-levels David Zaslav, James Gunn, and Peter Safran aren’t too fond of having an aging Bruce Wayne on their DCU roster either.
It hasn’t been an eventful comeback for Keaton, even after officially signing up for a comeback after nearly 3 decades. That now leaves us with just two actors in the DCU roster who have done a good job playing bat.
Robert Pattinson is the newcomer to the DCU, and Ben Affleck had been directing the series since Christian Bale left the role after The dark knight rises. Naturally, comparisons have popped up to gauge these two actors’ performances as billionaire vigilantes.
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But the most recent debate over whether one is better than the other has swung in favor of Battinson’s Army (Patinson’s fandom name for his role as Batman), which didn’t take long. to roast a daring Batfleck joke (also Affleck’s fandom name for his role as Batman) fans of the former being bulletproof-
He might as well have been Superman like he was just shooting bullets pic.twitter.com/6mh1yrzcaO
— sᴜᴘᴇʀᴍᴀʏɴᴇ (@kingbchalla) November 23, 2022
Superman’s lasers are significantly more powerful than a bullet-
Batfleck was able to resist Superman’s laser for SEVERAL SECONDS and in the CHEST after being thrown into a police cruiser.
And survived Doomsday’s BUILDING DESTROYING BLAST by hiding under a rock.
Batman having plot armor is nothing new lol. pic.twitter.com/nbCd6oH6wZ
— PJ (@pea__jay) November 24, 2022
Holy Pictorial Proof-
He might as well have been Superman as he was just shooting bullets 😏 pic.twitter.com/HcfS1TVdv0
– lucha-man (@luchaman2) November 24, 2022
Come back to reality-
I beg Snyderfans to grab a comic before tweeting. Bruce regularly ignores tank shells, rpgs, etc. It’s a comic strip. It’s not true.
— Braden Meismer (@Braden_meismer) November 24, 2022
Plot armor too! –
Body armor is a known trait for Batman stories
— Michael Malone 🌈 (he/him) (@theobtainedmage) November 23, 2022
Two sides of one coin-
Still, you ate that up to Batfleck tanking Superman’s Heat Vision. You complain about Batman wearing protective gear. 😑 He’s human why wouldn’t he consider wearing protective gear? The bullets easily penetrate the flesh. pic.twitter.com/WxG4PksZKo
— SuperDot18 (@SsjKDot18) November 24, 2022
Batfleck literally deflected a bullet from his hood tf some kind of complaint is this https://t.co/2Dqw8lYASi
— Green Lantern by John Stewart (@LanternJS) November 24, 2022
It would be a safe bet to say that these two fanbases are going to be at it for a long time, unless and until there is only one last bat standing.
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A Batman VR game is in the works, according to leaks
If the Batman: Arkham The trilogy wasn’t enough for fans of the all-black character to feel like the man himself, so there’s a possible enhanced experience to come according to an industry leak.
Oops: The FTC accidentally spilled the beans on Camouflaj, a Meta game studio acquired in September, developing a Batman VR game for the Quest. https://t.co/pnmUYnCtiE pic.twitter.com/67AfwpRBWl
— Janko Rottgers (@jank0) November 22, 2022
Janko Roettgers leaked an FTC court filing note that details Iron Man VR Game developer Camouflaj’s plans to create a new VR game based on the DC character, possibly in an attempt to appeal to DC fans after winning over Marvel fans with the Iron Man VR Game.
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It’s apparently designed for the Meta Quest headset, which is a virtual reality headset. This will surely elevate the experience of beating DC thugs and villains for Batman fans to a whole new level, but only patience will reveal if it lives up to expectations.