The Batman metal chest

Batman has seen a wide variety of big screen takes from directors Tim Burton, Joel Schumacher, and Christopher Nolan. Now it’s time for Matt Reeves to take the Batmobile for a spin, and even though we’re getting a reboot of The Dark Knight franchise with Robert Pattinson stepping up to put on the cape and cowl, the director says The Batman isn’t an origin story. But the movie will still acknowledge Bruce Wayne’s origins, especially since we find him at a time when he’s “majorly struggling.” Read More »

the batman score

Michael Giacchino is set to join the likes of Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, Elliot Goldenthal, and more as one of the people who have created music for the Caped Crusader. Giacchino is set to create the soundtrack for Matt Reeves‘s The Batman, and according to the composer, he has free reign to do whatever the heck he wants. We’ve actually already heard some of Giacchino’s score in the camera test Reeves released, and there’s still plenty more to come.

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the batman plot

The plot of Matt Reeves’ The Batman is still fairly cloaked in mystery, but the director and stars continue to hint at what the latest Caped Crusader outing will entail. Here’s what we know: Robert Pattinson will don the cape and cowl in an adventure that takes place early on in Batman’s career, taking him face-to-face with familiar rogues like Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz), the Riddler (Paul Dano), and Penguin (Colin Farrell). But what comic adventure could possibly provide the template for a story featuring so many villains? According to a cryptic image from The Batman star Jeffrey Wright, who plays the noble Commissioner Gordon, it might be the classic comic book series The Long Halloween.

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new batmobile

Matt Reeves went ahead and dropped our first look at The Batman Batmobile, and it looks…awesome? It doesn’t really look like any Batmobile we’ve seen on screen before, and that’s fairly exciting. The images also give us yet another (and better) look at Robert Pattinson‘s Batman. See the images below in all their moody, stylish glory.

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the batman costume

Update: Set photos have been posted online that appear to depict jack-o-lanterns on the set of The Batman, which lends credence to the long-held speculation that Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s beloved comic graphic novel Batman: The Long Halloween may serve as an inspiration for Reeves’ movie. We won’t link to those photos, but they’re out there if you want to track them down. In any case, the apparent Halloween setting may mark the first time a live-action Batman movie has taken place during that holiday since a brief scene in 1995’s Batman Forever. Our original article follows.

Since Robert Pattinson stepped into the cape and cowl, it was clear that Matt Reeves‘ The Batman would follow a younger Caped Crusader. But just how early? We still know very few details about the plot of The Batman, but previous reports suggested that the film would show the early days of Batman’s career, barring the origin story that we’ve already seen dozens of times before. Now a new tweet from Reeves hints that The Batman will draw inspiration from one of the most iconic depictions of Batman’s early career: Frank Miller’s acclaimed comic book Batman: Year One.

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ben affleck batman

In 2016, it seemed like the future was bright for Warner Bros.’ The Batman. Ben Affleck, who had just made his debut as an older and wearier Caped Crusader in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, was set to direct the Batman solo flick from a script he was co-writing with longtime DC Comics stalwart Geoff Johns. But a year later, Affleck would step down from the director’s chair. Two years after that, Affleck left The Batman altogether.

At the time, Affleck was dealing with publicly-documented struggles, including his divorce from Jennifer Garner and a relapse with alcoholism. The actor and filmmaker stepped out of the limelight in 2017 amid internet chatter over who would take over his biggest comic book role to date. Now, in a candid interview with The New York Times, Affleck opened up about his Batman exit and his personal struggles that lead to the departure.

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the batman costume

Hey, want to see Robert Pattinson‘s The Batman costume? Matt Reeves is here to help. The filmmaker just posted a camera test for his upcoming take on the Dark Knight, and it reveals Pattinson in full Bat-costume. It’s very dark, and very red, but it’s enough to get people talking. It also looks much different than any onscreen Batman we’ve seen before. Check it out.

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the batman tone

Robert Pattinson’s Batman won’t be showering in Matt Reeves’ upcoming take on the Caped Crusader. Well, he will metaphorically won’t be showering. Peter Sarsgaard, who stars in the film as new character Gotham District Attorney Gil Colso, teased The Batman tone, which the actor said will be “raw” and “not sanitized.”

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The Batman Production Begins

UPDATE: Warner Bros. has announced character details for Peter Sarsgaard and Jayme Lawson. You can find them within our original story below.

On the evening of January 27, 2020, director Matt Reeves announced the start of production on The Batman with the slate for the first day of shooting. That means we’re just a year and a half away from seeing the return of The Dark Knight on the big screen. Read More »

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Zoe Kravitz in Big Little Lies

Zoe Kravitz was on a Television Critics Association panel today for the Hulu series High Fidelity. She stars as Rob in the gender-flipped adaptation of Nick Hornby’s book, which was adapted as a movie starring John Cusack. Kravitz also plays Selina Kyle in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, so after the panel she spoke with reporters further about her upcoming movie.

Per usual with big superhero films, Kravitz couldn’t say much but did address the difference between Kyle’s Catwoman persona and Bruce Wayne (Robert Pattinson)’s Batman. The Batman is in theaters June 25, 2021.

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