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Report From “The Batman” Screening With Q&A Of Stars And Filmmakers
Written by Mark Hughes

The event kicked off with questions from moderator/host Tiffany Smith of DC Daily, who asked how it felt for the filmmakers and stars to be face to face with an audience who saw the film. Matt Reeves explained, “We’ve been waiting five years to show [it]— We made this movie literally over the course of five years, insane pandemic in the middle of it… To finally be done with the movie and be able to show it with you means the world. So thank you guys for coming.”

Pattinson joked he was happy we were wearing masks so he couldn’t see our micro-expressions, laughing as he continued, “because I’m absolutely terrified, I feel like I’m on the block!” He then added seriously, “I’m very excited. Having a fanbase like Batman does, just to kind of bolster us through this period as well, and knowing that there’s still anticipation after taking forever to shoot the movie and then waiting forever for it to come out, and like there’s still this excitement, it’s really lovely.”

Dan Casey of Nerdist asked Pattinson his process for approaching the iconic bat-voice.

“It was a lot of trial and error,” replied Pattinson. “I mean, I had a lot of time to think about it. I think I was cast about seven or eight months before we started shooting and so I was experimenting with a lot of different things. And I think the first two or three weeks were kind of doing a variety of different voices, because there’s only a couple of lines in the first few scenes we shot… Me and Matt just sort of settled on something, it just kind of started to sit in a very particular place.”

Pattinson continued, “It felt like progression from other bat-voices, and felt kind of somewhat comfortable to do as well. It’s weird, it just suddenly starts to feel right. It seems to be the more you embody the suit, the more you embody the character, and it kind of started to come out organically. I think that’s kind of what I was trying to do with the character as well, I was [thinking] he’s not putting on a voice, he puts on the suit and then the voice just starts happening for him as a person as well.”

Smith followed up the question by asking Reeves what he thought the first time he heard Pattinson’s bat-voice and thought “that’s it,” to which Reeves responded, “We were exploring a lot, so there were different versions in the beginning, actually. I would say the first scene that we shot was [CENSORED to prevent spoilers], so just that first line… and where your voice was gonna sit, that was a whole thing.”

Thinking a moment, Reeves added, “I have to say that one of the amazing — of many amazing things — about Rob is he has such incredible technical control of himself, of his instrument as they would say in terms of acting. He can do things with his voice. It was a crazy thing, I was going, ‘oh you can go lower?’ I was like, ‘that’s amazing!’ He went through this process of searching for where it felt like that voice should sit. One of the things I was asking Rob about, he has an incredible ear for mimicry and accents. He can pick up anyone’s accent. There’s no dialect coach, that’s just who he is. He’s an incredible person.”

Reeves revealed that Pattinson told him, “The voice is one of the key ways into the character for [him],” and then the director asked Pattinson if it’s true that the actor has a special process in which finding the voice is an entry point into characters for him.

Pattinson confirmed this, agreeing, “Yeah… The one thing about this character is, it seems obvious in retrospect but you don’t really realize it’s kind of— a lot of it is, the whole character and performance is your voice. It’s kind of, how many different shapes can you make with your mouth! [Laughing] But yeah, you don’t kind of realize it until you’re doing it and you’re like, oh that has to be a kind of subtle intonation changes and stuff.”

Smith then inquired about Kravitz’s entry point for the character of Catwoman.

“The character is so well developed in the script,” Kravitz said, “and I was really excited to explore her backstory and where she comes from, and the process she goes through in terms of becoming… Catwoman.” Continuing, Kravitz explained, “It was really lovely to be able to play Selina and not have to jump straight to Catwoman. I think with these iconic characters, it can be overwhelming in terms of ‘now here’s Catwoman,’ and I have this wonderful opportunity to kind of slowly develop her, and the audience gets to come on that journey with me.”

Kravitz further discussed her process, stating, “Obviously, learning all of the combat and the way she moves, and finding ways to kind of hint at who she will become was kind of a fun process.”

Carter interjected about the “degrees and layers” Kravitz brought to her performance, including too many spoilers about dialogue and plot to include here, but the gist was how much Kravitz was able to understand and tap into the core emotions and vulnerabilities of the character and her purpose. Matt Reeves added, “[to Kravitz] When we met, I just knew you thought so deeply about the character, right? And that to me was so exciting. There were images literally from the comic books that she was like, ‘God if we could do this moment… can we do this image?’ and I was like, ‘Let me see if we can do this image,’ and we’d do that type of stuff. And there were certain things that are some of my favorite moments or lines in the movie, and they’re yours.”

Reeves pointed to a few specific scenes I won’t quote here, but it goes to the psychology of the character and the way her entire relationships with other characters move forward.

I asked about the potential for a Catwoman series on HBO Max or film (which could mean a prequel storyline, assume nothing) as part of Reeves’ plans to expand this Batman universe.

Reeves told me, “Look, what we’re really trying to do is to launch this world, and if the world embraces this then we have a lot of ideas for things we want to do, and for sure we want [to explore Selina’s character more in some way]… To me, the push-pull between [Batman and Catwoman] and the way she’s going to evolve [is at the heart of it]… We’re talking about a lot of things. But of course, all of it depends on we’re about to release this movie, and it comes down to how people receive it.”