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The Batman Movie Watch – news and insider info on The Batman movie (March 4, 2022).

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Introduction to The Batman movie

Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin. The movie will find Batman in his second year of fighting crime and explore his burgeoning feud with the Riddler.

Principal photography began in January 2020 in London, under the working title Vengeance. After a COVID-19 delay, filming resumed in Liverpool , with a location doubling for Gotham City Hall. Later, filming also took place within Liverpool at Anfield Cemetery and the Royal Liver Building. Industrial Light & Magic is providing the same virtual production technology that was used on the The Mandalorian, rendering backgrounds in real time using a wall of LED panels surrounding the sets. Exterior shots and stunt scenes for Gotham City were filmed in Chicago.

The Batman is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 4, 2022. Its release was delayed twice from an initial June 2021 date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Two sequels are planned, while a spin-off prequel television series is in development for HBO Max.

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The Batman movie watch – news, leaks, insider info, and more.

The Batman avoids R-rating and receives MPA PG-13. January 12, 2021

“The Batman” has received its official rating from the MPA, which is PG-13 for “strong violent and disturbing content, drug content, strong language, and some suggestive material”​​, avoiding a R-rating that many surmised the film would receive.

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar says he does not expect The Batman release date to change again. January 11, 2021

The Batman movie has already been pushed twice, first from July 2021 to October, then to March 4 of this year (it will stream on HBO Max 45 days later). WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar recently spoke to Variety about the film’s release plan amid the pandemic. While the studio is keeping a close eye on the Coronavirus/COVID pandemic, he said he feels optimistic about keeping the release date.

“We’re certainly paying attention to everything going on with omicron. We feel good about the date right now. We’re gonna watch it day by day.”

Warner Bros. releases several set images from The Batman. January 10, 2021

Warner Brothers today dropped several new images from the set of The Batman. Included in the images are an upside-down shot (presumably taken from The Penguin’s perspective), Colin Farrell’s The Penguin, Batman talking to Zoe Cravitz’s Catwoman, Batman and Jeffrey Wright’s Commissioner Gordon examining evidence in the morgue, and director Matt Reeves directing Robert Pattinson’s Batman. And we threw in a couple of new images of The Penguin and The Riddler. Check out the new images in the pictorial gallery below.

Warner Bros. releases new The Batman movie posters and the first official trailer. December 27, 2021

Lots of Holiday surprises from Warner Bros. with regards to the highly-anticipated The Batman film. Today we receive new official posters and the first official teaser for The Batman, titled The Bat and The Cat. Vengeance equals justice for both the Bat and the Cat. Watch the new trailer for The Batman below.

And check out the newest posters in the pictorial gallery below.

In The Batman, Bruce Wayne and Alfred are not on speaking terms. December 21, 2021

In a recent interview with Empire, actor Andy Serkis, who plays Alfred the butler, explained how The Batman begins with Alfred and Bruce Wayne not on speaking terms.

“Bruce is on this nihilistic journey, and they’ve pulled apart … It’s got to the point where they almost no longer talk. If they bump into each other in the corridor, it’s a very icy and painful greeting. They almost live in separate worlds now.”

Warner Bros. is testing two cuts of The Batman – and one doesn’t include Barry Keoghan’s mysterious character. December 10, 2021

There has been a wild rumor going around ever since The Batman started its test screenings that Eternals star Barry Keoghan will appear in the film as The Joker. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is testing two cuts of Matt Reeves’ The Batman, and the studio expected to make a decision on which cut to go with after the final test screening occurred last week. It’s also being reported that Barry Keoghan’s character only appears in one of those cuts.

New Batman synopsis reveals new details on what to expect from the upcoming The Batman film. November 24, 2021

Warner Bros. released a new synopsis for The Batman and it looks like it’s going to be a dark, dark mystery.

“Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.

When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.”

Batman budget reveals a surprisingly cheap film. October 26, 2021

According to sources, The Batman only cost the studio around $100 million to make. This is significantly less than prior Batman productions such as The Dark Knight Rises ($250 million) and Batman Begins ($150 million).

New The Batman trailer released. Here’s a breakdown and all the Easter eggs you might have missed. October 16, 2021

At DC Fandome on October 16, DC released an extended The Batman trailer. It is much longer than the one released at last year’s Fandome and the stylized cinematography – wow. We gotta say, if we dare gauge the movie solely by its trailer, Matt Reeves’ vision could be the best Batman movie ever. Check out The Batman trailer below.

Easter eggs and interesting scenes from The Batman trailer

The lonely diner in the lonely diner

Notice the lonely diner (a direct takeoff of the famous Nighthawks painting) and the elevated subway stairs next to it. Recall in many storylines, the Batcave is in an abandoned subway station.

And the lonely diner in the lonely diner – yep, the calling card tells us that is The Ridder (Paul Dano). Did you notice his face is never shown? In fact, his face is hidden in the arrest scene and when Batman visits him in jail.

The riddle

In the overhead scene of The Riddler’s chalked messages, we see the following clues:

  • “No more lies – Colson” Colson is the district attorney and chief prosecutor of Gotham City.
  • “The sins of my father??” (emphasized by being drawn in a box)
  • “Savage”
  • “Mitchell” Likely refers to Gotham City Mayor Don Mitchell.
  • “Renewal is a lie”

The Riddler is a serial killer?

Notice the quick shot of the crowd watching the outdoor bigscreen news report. It’s a picture of the Riddler and the GC1 caption” Serial Killer livestreams”. That’s a pretty blunt assessment the film’s villain.

A new Batsignal

The Batsignal is a new design and yeah, it’s pretty ominous. And by Batman’s explanation of the Batsignal, we can tell this version of Batman is pretty angry. “When that light hits the sky, it’s not just a call. It’s a warning.”

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A grim warning

That quick shot of a hand holding what appears to be a binder or folded cardboard. It reads: “See you in hell.” Yikes!

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And of course, the Batmobile!

We got a good look at the new Batmobile. It’s a much more practical version of the famous ride that seen in previous movies. It is interestingly raised in the back (and front?) like a 4WD hot rod. And simplistic customizations to the front and rear likely hide what is a technological beast under the covers.

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Pictorial gallery

Here are a few screen grabs from the video:

The Batman Featurette

And finally, we have a new Behind the Scenes (BTS) clip. Our best takeaway: “The first conversation I had with Matt about it, I just knew that there was something radically different from anything we had seen in the Batman movies before.”

More The Batman teases ahead of DC Fandome. October 16, 2021

Lots of new stuff being teased for The Batman film ahead of today’s DC Fandome event. First, we have new posters from Warner Bros.

This was followed by a Tweet giving us a new glimpse of Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle.

More teasers for The Batman as DC Fandome approaches. October 14, 2021

Matt Reeves teases us via Twitter today.

Colin Farrell says his appearance in The Batman is very small.

Colin Farrell says he is playing Oswald Cobblepot, the Penguin, but only in a few scenes in The Batman.

“I’m only in it for five or six scenes [as Penguin], so I can’t wait to see the film ’cause it won’t be ruined by my presence. It’s a freebie for me. I’ll get a little uncomfortable for the f—ing nine minutes I have and then the rest I cannot wait to see how [Reeves] brought this world to life.”

The Batman wraps up shooting

The Batman filming is complete! Director Mat Reeves shared photos of the production clapboard in celebration.

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New photos of the Batmobile from The Batman (March 4, 2020)

Director Matt Reeves released photos of the new Batmobile. Looks a bit old-school, eh?

Set photos of Robert Pattinson as Batman

New set photos hit Twitter.

First look at Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight

The first footage for ‘The Batman’ movie is here and it gives us our first good look at Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight. Director Matt Reeves debuted the first look at “The Batman” starring Robert Pattinson on Saturday during DC FanDome’s virtual event.

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Oh, no! Terence Winter leaves HBO Max’s upcoming The Batman spinoff TV series over “creative differences”.

HBO Max and Warner Bros. Television are going to have to find someone else to fulfill their vision of the show. Terence Winter, of Sopranos and The Wolf of Wall Street fame, was set to write and act as showrunner on Matt Reeves’ The Batman spinoff TV series at HBO Max. Turns out Winter’s vision did not align with that of Reeves and other producers of the show. He has left the project.

The Batman television series will follow Reeves’ upcoming film, The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson. HBO signed up Winter as writer for a new series that was to be set inside the Gotham City Police Department where Batman examines the anatomy of corruption inside the city. The show was handed a straight to series order at HBO Max five months ago and is supposed to launch a new Batman universe across Warner Bros. platforms.

Variety reported on the conseuqneces of Winter’s departure:

“Winter leaving the project represents a significant loss for the show given his prodigious track record of working on expansive, gritty crime dramas like “The Sopranos” and “Boardwalk Empire.” When the series order was announced, Reeves described working with Winter as “an absolute dream.”

Neither HBO nor Warner Bros. have commented on the “creative differences” that caused Winter’s departure. It’s hard to imagine Winter’s gritty style being too gritty for an HBO series though.

The Batman film is set to hit theaters in March 2022.