“The Batman” Wraps Filming as Director Matt Reeves Shares Image From Set
And that’s a wrap, folks. Writer/director Matt Reeves The Batman has finally wrapped, which means that its March 4, 2022 release date feels entirely realistic now.
The last Batman-related news we got was in early January when it was revealed that Robert Pattinson, Ben Affleck, and Michael Keaton would all be playing the Caped Crusader in 2022. DC Films president Walter Hamada confirmed that the three actors will portray Gotham’s greatest in films set in parallel worlds. “I don’t think anyone else has ever attempted (the multiverse concept on screen),” Hamada told Brooks Barnes at the New York Times. “But audiences are sophisticated enough to understand it. If we make good movies, they will go with it.”
Now that the Pattison-led The Batman has wrapped and appears on schedule for its March 2, 2022 release, it seems this plan really will work out. This means that in 2022, we’ll have a 34-year-old Pattinson, the 48-year-old Affleck, and the 69-year-old Keaton all playing Batman across two Earths and many thousands of theaters. We’ll have gone from a pandemic-caused lack of Batman to a bounty of Batmans. We’re not complaining.
Reeves shared the good news about The Batman wrapping via Twitter:
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) March 13, 2021
The first trailer for The Batman that Reeves revealed at the 2020 DC FanDome event was fantastic, and now that they’ve wrapped, we should get an even more fulsome trailer in the nearish future detailing a bit more of the plot. The first trailer was scored to Nirvana’s “Something in the Way,” one of the moodiest pieces of music that the legendary band ever released, and it only hinted at the troubles in Gotham. It also seemed to tease the notion that Batman’s biggest foe in the film would be Paul Dano’s the Riddler, but we know there will be quite a few baddies about. The Batman boasts a rogues gallery, after all, including Zoé Kravitz’s Catwoman, John Turturro’s Carmine Falcon, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin (not glimpsed in the trailer.)
We should know more soon, now that filming is done.
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Featured image: Caption: ROBERT PATTINSON in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE BATMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/ ™ & © DC Comics