You can like ‘The Batman’ and still want to Restore the Snyderverse

You wouldn’t believe it if you went onto Twitter, but it is indeed possible to like Matt Reeve’s ‘The Batman,’ and want to restore Zack Snyder’s “Snyderverse.”

I just saw ‘The Batman,’ starring Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz, for the second time today in theaters. It’s a beautiful investigative movie where Robert and Zoe really shine as actors. Not to mention Paul Dano plays an incredible Riddler and Colin Farrell is awesome as the Penguin.

I caught myself not wanting the movie to end, even though it was nearly 3 hours long. The story was so rich and Gotham City was so mesmerizing.

But then I went home and decided to turn on Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max. Today also marks the one year anniversary since ZSJL was released.

It was a long, hard fought battle to even get the movie released. Fans were ecstatic once they finally got the chance to feast their eyes on the 4 hour long movie. I remember getting off work and immediately sitting down to watch the whole thing.

Now I just watch it in bits and pieces, but I still really enjoy the film. It gave Cyborg and Flash a much better back story, while also not making Ben Affleck’s Batman seem like an absolute joke. I remember originally watching the 2017 Justice League and being pissed off by how the director made Batman appear.

Are the movies entirely different? Absolutely. But there’s no reason we can’t enjoy both universes.

I have to point out though, that people were really hoping to see Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie before Pattinson took on the role. I understand how fans could be disappointed, but it doesn’t mean we need to trash an epic movie because plans changed.

I was originally extremely disappointed too, but I gave Pattinson a chance, and it paid off. He is now one of my favorite versions of the Caped Crusader. My other top two are Christian Bale and Ben Affleck. I hope to see a full trilogy with Pattinson at the helm, but I also want the Snyderverse to be restored.

Why can’t we have both? With the Warner Media/Discovery merger happening later this year, and The Rock joining the fold, I believe it’s entirely possible.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, The Rock is very aware of what the fans think/want and has the power to make change happen. If The Rock wanted the Snyderverse to be restored, I think it could happen. Plus, he’s friends with Henry Cavill. I think one day we could see an epic showdown between Johnson & Cavill.

Many articles are floating around now from various entertainment outlets citing the Warner Media/Discovery merger. Many of the post admins are choosing to use Zack Snyder’s Justice League as the featured image for the post. Is there a reason for that? We’ll see.

To me, The Batman and ZSJL are both in my top 5 movies all-time (Along with Revenge of the Sith, The Revenant, and I Am Legend). There are other movies that could interchange with some of those, but there’s my tentative top 5.

I hope as time goes on, fans can learn to appreciate both films and support the actors and directors who brought these characters to life.

The Batman premieres on HBO Max April 19th, 45 days after it debuted in theaters.


Published by mattsheehanofficial

Matt Sheehan is a journalist based in Illinois. He grew up in St. Louis and went to college at Missouri State University. He's the host of On the Record, and secures exclusive interviews with celebrities for his TV morning show.

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