The premiere of the new „The Batman” movie is scheduled for mid-2021, but we already know quite a lot on the topic today. What should we know about the new Batman starring Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader?
When is the premiere?
Good news for all fans of movies about the superhero’s adventures who have been wondering for a long time about when „The Batman” would hit theaters – an official info has been revealed on the topic. The world premiere of „The Batman” is scheduled for 24th June 2021. The first shots for the long-awaited movie started in the summer of 2019.
The plot of „The Batman”
So far we know that the Reeves’ movie will probably not belong to the DC Expanded Universe and, just like Joker, will constitute a completely separate story. The rumors about this latest production featuring the Oscar-winning Joaquin Phoenix, however, turned out to be untrue. The plot of „The Batman” is going to take place in the 1990s and tell the story of young Bruce Wayne.
The director wants to focus on the moment when the young man transforms into a superhero for the first time. The story is meant to be dark, filmed in the noir style. An emphasis will be put on the Dark Knight’s detective skills. The Internet is already full of the first pictures from the set taken by the fans.
What do we know about the director and the screenwriter?
„The Batman” is being directed by Matt Reeves. The director has such productions in his portfolio as „Cloverfield” or two installments in the Planet of the Apes franchise: „Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and „War for the Planet of the Apes”. The script is being handled jointly by Reeves and Mattson Tomlin.
Although the team in charge of the production has changed (initially the script, the directing and the role of Bruce Wayne were to be handled by Ben Affleck), the unchanging element is the movie’s title. They say it is no coincidence that the same title was used as in the 2004 animated feature about the life of young Wayne at the very beginning of his career.
Who is going to play?
Currently, besides Robert Pattinson, the movie’s lineup includes Andy Serkis (Alfred Pennyworth), Colin Farell (Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin), Zoe Kravitz (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), John Turturro (Carmine Falcone) and Paul Dano (Edward Nashton/Riddler). James Gordon will be played by Jeffrey Wright. Brand new characters will be played by Jayme Lawson and Peter Sarsgaard.