[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11831″ img_size=”900×500″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]While Matt Reeves’s The Batman pretty much operates separately that the DCEU that you knew, it doesn’t mean actors from the old extended universe aren’t excited to see what is cooking up. Especially Robert Pattinson’s Batman.
Joel Kinnaman plays Rick Flagg in both 2016’s Suicide Squad and James Gunn’s upcoming The Suicide Squad. His Rick Flagg probably won’t ever interact with Pattinson’s Batman, but he’s still excited to see what Pattinson will do:
“He just turned down almost everything and spent seven, eight years just doing obscure films with interesting directors. Films that very few people saw. But he was going to film school…And now he’s taken on Batman. And I think that’s so smart because now he’s ready to do that. Now he can do his own thing with that, and I think if he’d tried to do something like that maybe five years ago, then it would’ve been something that someone else just put on him. Someone just threw a suit on him. I’m looking forward to what Rob Pattinson is going to do with his Batman.”
While Kinnaman was handing out compliments, he also expressed his reaction to Jaoquin Phoenix’s recent performance as the Joker:
“Joaquin [Phoenix] just crushed it. Wow. He is incredible. He’s such an actor. It’s surprising to see that kind of a performance in something that has a DC wrapper on it, because that’s a real art film. And I have a sister who’s schizophrenic, and I’ve drawn on some of her behavioral things in things that I’ve done earlier, and, yeah, I was really struck by how accurate his [performance was].”
You can catch Kinnaman in The Suicide Squad, which will hit theaters on August 6, 2021.
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