No matter what you think about Warner Bros. rebooting their superhero franchise yet again, you can’t help but be even the littlest bit intrigued by the cast that director Matt Reeves has hired for his upcoming film “The Batman.” And in a new interview with CinemaBlend, actor Peter Sarsgaard, who has an unrevealed role in the film, talked about why Reeves’ version of ‘Batman’ is so exciting and how it might differ from previous films. Oh, and he talks a lot about The Pixies. It’ll kinda make sense eventually, just keep reading.
“Matt directing this ‘Batman’ ,” said Sarsgaard. “The cast is so awesome. It seems different from other ‘Batman’ movies to me, just with the cast. There’s something about it that has an edge, it’s young.”
He added, “To me, just my perception of it, it reminds me of when I was in college, and I went to go see The Pixies play, and looking around and feeling the vibe at a Pixies concert. That’s what it felt like to me, a song like ‘I Bleed.’ That it has the energy and that sort of thing, and isn’t so specifically targeted to a very young audience, or a very old audience, but has that power of chaos in it…”
The actor went on to describe his love of The Pixies (can’t blame him), but eventually, he gets back on topic to bring it all home with how the band connects to “The Batman.”
“I went to like 20 concerts, and it was that feeling of all of us in this. And it’s very emotional,” he explained. “The Pixies were incredibly emotional band, and I think this ‘Batman’ is very emotional in that way. I think it will be very powerful.”
Sarsgaard also talked about how he’s “excited” to do “The Batman,” even after his first failed attempt at a superhero film — 2011’s “Green Lantern.” In that film, the actor portrayed one of the villains opposite Ryan Reynold’s costumed hero. “Green Lantern” would go on to be a critical and commercial failure, leading to the current iteration of the DCEU, introduced in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel.”
But even with that outcome, Sarsgaard enjoyed his time on “Green Lantern,” saying, “I really liked doing that show. I think in the end, the film wasn’t as successful as it could have been, but I had a blast doing that one.”
If he enjoyed “Green Lantern,” lord knows he’s going to probably enjoy the hell out of “The Batman,” which arrives in theaters on June 25, 2021.