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We can have a new Batman, but Catwoman is harder to replace

Every new Batman movie is bound to disappoint somebody or the other. An actor might look and behave the part but might not be deemed box office-friendly enough (Michael Keaton). He might appear too old (as is discussed in a question about Ben Affleck on Quora). He might be conventionally attractive (George Clooney) or fit snugly into the batsuit but find his thunder stolen by his co-stars (Christian Bale).

Robert Pattinson is the latest actor to get behind the mask. Going by the trailer of The Batman, he seems to be the right age and has the Gothic cred to play the masked vigilante of Gotham.

The characters in The Batman include Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin. Both characters previously appeared in one of the best Batman movies before the Christopher Nolan trilogy.

Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) is credited with reviving interest in the DC Comics character and laying the groundwork for a highly lucrative franchise. Burton’s Batman Forever (1992) was a rare sequel that improved on its predecessor. The film’s longevity can be laid at the stilettos of the best thing about it: Michelle Pfeiffer as Selina/Catwoman.

Burton brought to Batman and Batman Forever his trademark touches: a parade of…

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