Ahead of The Batman release later this year, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star, Simu Liu, jokingly takes a dig at Batman’s cape. The upcoming project is set to reboot the Batman franchise, starring Robert Pattinson as the masked vigilante and Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman. The highly anticipated film of the titular superhero was initially delayed due to production complications and issues, with the date being pushed back due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic several times.
Directed by Matt Reeves, the upcoming installment of the Caped Crusader is slated to premiere this March. Despite the Batman franchise being relaunched by Warner Bros., Pattinson’s movie will be set outside of the main DC Extended Universe continuity. Alongside Pattinson’s debut as the Dark Knight, Michael Keaton is expected to reprise the role from the 1989 film of the titular hero in HBO Max’s Batgirl and The Flash.
In a hilarious tweet, Liu tantalizes the comic community online by sharing his input on the Caped Crusader. Liu states that he doesn’t mean to be impudent on the topic, but points out the major drawback and inconvenience of Batman’s cape while riding a motorcycle. In response to the overbearing size of the cape, Liu states that it is a “TERRIBLE idea” for the hero to sport a sleeveless coat while being close to the back wheel of the motorcycle. Read his full tweet below:
I am not out here trying to disrespect anyone I just… isn’t riding a motorcycle while wearing an oversized cape like a TERRIBLE idea?
— Simu Liu (刘思慕) (@SimuLiu) January 6, 2022
Liu may be referencing the oversized cape from Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, with the iconic scenes of the Batpod being deployed after the detrimental damage of the Tumbler. Although the trailer for 2022’s The Batman revealed the Batmobile in various shots wearing the cape, there is still minimal information as to whether Pattinson will be sporting the full batsuit on the Batpod. During the production of the film, initial images showed the absence of the iconic cape, leaving many fans puzzled at the time. However, this may be explained through the production’s decision to adopt the cape with CGI effects, following the same route of Ben Affleck’s portrayal.
In a realistic scenario, it may be possible for the cape to get tangled with the wheels of the Batpod, causing an inadvertent situation for the hero. Perhaps, the decision of the production to utilize CGI proves Liu’s perspective, as performing stunt sequences with the entire ensemble would prevent the performer from moving around freely. Nevertheless, with the help of movie magic and CGI, anything is possible for the titular hero to accomplish on screen. For now, fans can tune into Pattinson’s rendition of The Batman when it premieres on March 4, 2022.
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