The Batman (movie)

2022 film directed by Matt Reeves

The Batman is a 2022 American superhero mystery movie. It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It is made by DC Films. It was released by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is a reboot of the Batman movie series. The movie is directed by Matt Reeves. He also wrote the screenplay with Mattson Tomlin. Robert Pattinson plays Bruce Wayne / Batman.

The Batman
The Batman logo.jpg
Directed byMatt Reeves
Written by
Based onCharacters
from DC Comics
Produced by
  • Dylan Clark
  • Matt Reeves
Starring
CinematographyGreig Fraser
Edited by
Music byMichael Giacchino
Production
companies
  • DC Films
  • 6th & Idaho Motion Picture Company
  • Dylan Clark Productions
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • March 4, 2022 (2022-03-04)
Running time
175 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$100 million[2]

PlotEdit

During his second year of fighting crime, Batman is investigating the Riddler, a serial killer who targets rich, powerful and corrupt Gotham City citizens. Batman finds out the corruption that connects to his own family during the investigation, and is forced to make new allies to catch the Riddler and bring the corrupt to justice.[3]

CastEdit

Also, Jayme Lawson has been cast as Bella, a politician running for office in Gotham.[14] Rupert Penry-Jones plays Mayor Don Mitchell, Gotham City's mayor who was murdered by the Riddler. Barry Keoghan plays an unseen Arkham Asylum prisoner who is later discovered to be The Joker.[15] Alex Ferns plays Commissioner Pete Savage, a corrupt police commissioner.[16] Con O'Neill plays a Gotham City police chief. Charlie and Max Carver appeared as club bouncers for the Penguin.[17]

ReleaseEdit

The Batman was released on March 4, 2022. It was originally supposed to be released in June 2021, but wasn't because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has a runtime of 175 minutes including credits, making it the longest Batman movie and the third-longest superhero movie after Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).[1]

Reviews for the movie are positive with critics liking the acting, action scenes and music, however some did not like how long the movie was.[18][19][20]

SequelsEdit

The Batman is the first in a new trilogy of Batman movies. In April 2022, it was officially confirmed that a sequel to The Batman was in the works, with Pattinson and Reeves set to star and write respectively.[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 McClintock, Pamela (January 20, 2022). "Robert Pattinson's 'The Batman' Runs Nearly 3 Hours With Credits". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on January 20, 2022. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  2. "The Batman". Variety Insight. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  3. Kim, Matt (November 24, 2021). "New The Batman Synopsis Reveals New Year Two Details". IGN. Archived from the original on November 24, 2021. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  4. McNary, Dave (May 31, 2019). "Robert Pattinson Is Officially 'The Batman'". Variety. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  5. Kit, Borys (4 June 2019). ""Quick" Debates and Secret Screen Tests: How Robert Pattinson Became Batman". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  6. Travis, Ben (December 18, 2021). "The Batman: Robert Pattinson's Bruce Wayne Is Inspired By Kurt Cobain, Says Matt Reeves – Exclusive Images". Empire. Archived from the original on December 18, 2021. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  7. Hood, Cooper (September 23, 2019). "The Batman Eyes Jeffrey Wright For Commissioner Jim Gordon Role". Screen Rant. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  8. Kit, Borys (October 14, 2019). "Zoe Kravitz to Star as Catwoman in 'The Batman'". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  9. "'The Batman' Casts Paul Dano as the Riddler". The Hollywood Reporter. October 17, 2019. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Couch, Aaron (November 22, 2019). "'The Batman' Casts John Turturro as Crime Boss Carmine Falcone". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  11. "Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons Join the Cast of Warner Bros. Pictures' Untitled Superman/Batman Film from Director Zack Snyder". Business Wire. January 31, 2014.
  12. Friedman, Roger (May 1, 2016). "Exclusive: Jeremy Irons Will Bring Batman's Alfred to "Justice League of America"". Showbiz 411. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Marston, George (January 28, 2020). "'The Batman' Full Cast Confirmed Including Roles for Sarsgaard, Lawson". Newsarama. Archived from the original on January 28, 2020. Retrieved January 28, 2020.
  14. Davids, Brian (November 21, 2020). "Jayme Lawson on 'Farewell Amor' and Her 'The Batman' Character". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on November 21, 2020. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
  15. Preston, Dominic. "Who plays the Arkham prisoner in The Batman?". Tech Advisor. Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  16. Stolworthy, Jacob (August 25, 2020). "Batman trailer: Fans stunned after spotting Trevor from EastEnders in new Robert Pattinson film". The Independent. Archived from the original on October 12, 2020. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  17. Gomez, Patrick (March 3, 2020). "Wonder Twin powers, activate! 'The Batman' adds 'Teen Wolf's Max and Charlie Carver". The A.V. Club. Archived from the original on March 4, 2020. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  18. Stedman, Alex (2022-02-28). "The Batman Review". IGN. Archived from the original on 2022-02-28. Retrieved 2022-03-01.
  19. "The Batman review – Robert Pattinson's emo hero elevates gloomy reboot". the Guardian. 2022-02-28. Retrieved 2022-03-01.
  20. "The Batman 2022 movie review: one of the most compelling superhero films of our time". The National. 2022-02-28. Retrieved 2022-03-01.
  21. Rubin, Rebecca; Rubin, Rebecca (2022-04-26). "Robert Pattinson Returning for 'The Batman' Sequel". Variety. Retrieved 2022-04-26.

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