“The Batman” Fan Screening Coming to IMAX Three Days Early
If you were hoping to take a trip to Gotham sooner rather than later, we’ve got good news for you. Writer/director Matt Reeves’ The Batman will be coming to IMAX three days before its March 4 release in special fan-only screenings. If you want to see Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne on the biggest screen possible, Fandango has got you covered.
Fandango made the news official with this Tweet:
— Fandango (@Fandango) February 7, 2022
This means that we’ll be getting a ton of reactions to The Batman, not just the usual critical reception, days before its premiere. It seems a safe bet that Warner Bros. is feeling pretty confident that The Batman delivers, teeing up thousands of people to share their feelings before the film’s official premiere the second they walk out of their IMAX screenings. Social media is going to be like one massive Bat-Signal.
The Batman promises to be a big-time blockbuster event, and sitting at nearly three hours, it’s one of the longest superhero movies of all time. Reeves has promised us all along his film is not the usual superhero fare, with a story focused more on Batman’s detective skills (we meet Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne in the second year of his vigilante work), rather than your more typical origin story. That means no scene depicting the murder of the Wayne parents, and likely no scenes detailing Bruce’s first attempts at becoming Batman. Instead, we’ll be plunged into a noir nightmare in which the Riddler (Paul Dano) is tormenting Gotham, and Batman specifically, with a series of spectacular, clue-ridden crimes.
The supporting cast is aces. Joining Pattinson and Dano are Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/the Penguin, Andy Serkis as Alfred, Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, and Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson.
The Batman premieres on March 4, but for you big Caped Crusader fans, you book your early ticket to Gotham now.
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Featured image: Caption: ROBERT PATTINSON as Batman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE BATMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/ ™ & © DC Comics