The Hollywood Reporter says that not everyone is mad about Robert Pattinson being cast as Batman in The Batman. It was announced he got the role and like all things on the internet these days, people were divided. Well it seems like Batman-devotees who found Robert to be too much of a teeny-bopper really underestimated the sway that same teeny-bopper community has over the casting decisions of Hollywood movies, because it seems that the youth are huge supporters of The RBattz. a
According to The Hollywood Reporter, young people must think that The Batman is about an immortal sparkling crime-fighter who falls in love with a human and has a FUGLY baby with her, because they are all about Robert playing the role. RPattz and Nicholas Hoult were the top two for the role. Ultimately Robert got it and THR has sifted through the feedback and came to some conclusions.
A Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult poll found that 42% of people aged 18-29 are in favor of Robert’s casting. Only 30% of those same people would have preferred Nicholas–even though he was more comic-book related because of those X-Men movies (which have bombed.) But the older people are more preferring of Hoult, who beats Robert in the hotly-wanted demographics of people aged 45-54 and 55-64.
Warner Bros. is a multi-million-dollar movie studio, they definitely did their research and probably found similar numbers (and they definitely looked it up after what happened the last time), so it looks like the youth have sway. Gotta love those sweet disposable (not really, they’re all poor) 18-29 year old dollars. THR spoke to Bekah Decker who is co-founder (it took two) of the Robert Pattinson “fanzine” LettersToRob.com and what she had to say about the casting is really going to sit well with the comic book community:
“Twilight fans are totally on board. I think their dedication to Rob is the kind that means fans who weren’t Batman fans before are now going to devour all things Batman, in support of Rob. Bruce Wayne is dark, [Pattinson’s Twilight character] Edward [Cullen] is dark. There is a vigilante quality in Edward–more in the books–that is an obvious tie to Batman.”
Oh yeah, Bruce Wayne and Edward Cullen are the same. Bruce is a rich kid who trains orphans to be his co-worker super-villain-fighting superheroes and Edward is a vampire who… plays baseball? Has sex with a human? What’s his main point of recognition? Sparkling?
If the youngins are the ones pulling the strings, I wonder what that means for Vanessa Hudgens. Are people aged 18-29 that loving of High School Musical that she would get to play Catwoman? I think it’s not the right fit. Vanessa is more the prom queen in this high school junior version of Batman. And what you need is the off-brand, slightly-weird pretty girl to be this version of Catwoman. What we really need is the young people to get behind the only person who should be considered for the role: Aubrey Plaza.