Villains (2019) FULL MOVIE : Although The Twilight Saga’s sparkly, golden-eyed vampires definitely didn’t turn into bats or hang upside-down at night, we still can’t help feeling it’s a bit of a spooky coincidence that Robert Pattinson — aka Edward Cullen — is slated to play another tortured, nocturnal anti-hero in Matt Reeves’ Batman remake.
Release date: 20 September 2019
Production: Upcoming Releases for United States
Right from the start, you can see “Joker” is going to be a different kind of superhero movie than you’re used to. That’s because director Todd Phillips opens with the Saul Bass-designed Warner Bros. logo used in the 1970s and 1980s.
Seeing the logo brings back memories of a grittier time, which is exactly the headspace Phillips wants you in as you embark on this origin story of DC’s greatest villain.
In crafting the movie, Phillips and cowriter Scott Silver (“8 Mile,” “The Fighter”) are given a freedom that few are allowed. They are able to make a twisted drama of a troubled man — who also happens to be a super villain.
Deadline had previously reported that Pattinson was up against fellow British actor Nicholas Hoult, star of X-Men and more recently Tolkien. They later reported that Pattinson had been chosen over Hoult and that a deal was to be agreed in the coming weeks.
It’s unclear if Pattinson’s signed up for more than one film – he told Variety that he didn’t “know anything” about potential sequels – though it’s hard to imagine he hasn’t been pinned down for additional movies.
As for the rest of the cast, nothing’s been confirmed… yet, but Vanessa Kirby has been rumoured to make an appearance as Catwoman, a piece of casting the actress addressed at the Hobbs & Shaw world premiere: “I don’t know anything about it,” she told Entertainment Tonight, but added she would love to play the part:
“Are you kidding?! I would love to be Catwoman. Oh my god, it would be a dream… I have to do lots of squats. I mean, literally, lots of squats.”