BOF’s Everything About THE BATMAN Page (Updated 10/25/20)

As the page’s title says, here you will find everything we know about THE BATMAN — the upcoming live-action Batman film from Warner Bros., director Matt Reeves, and starring Robert Pattinson in the title role.

For all of BOF’s coverage of THE BATMAN (individual articles, podcasts, vlogs, etc.), CLICK HERE. – Bill “Jett” Ramey


OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

From Warner Bros. Pictures comes THE BATMAN, with director Matt Reeves at the helm and with Robert Pattinson starring as Gotham City’s vigilante detective, Batman, and billionaire Bruce Wayne.

CAST 

CREW

  • Matt Reeves – writer/producer/director
  • James Chinlund – production designer
  • Greig Fraser – cinematographer
  • David Webb – assistant director
  • Tobey Hefferman – assistant director
  • Mattson Tomlin – co-screenwriter
  • David Crossman – costume designer (Batsuit)
  • Glyn Dillon – costume designer (Batsuit)
  • Jacqueline Durran – costume designer
  • Michael Giacchino – composer
  • Dylan Clark – producer
  • Michael E. Uslan – executive producer
  • Simon Emanuel – executive producer

COMPANY CREDITS

  • Warner Bros. Pictures
  • DC Entertainment
  • 6th & Idaho Motion Picture Company

RELEASE DATE

THE BATMAN is currently scheduled to be released on March 4, 2022.

THE BATMAN ON BOF

For all of BOF’s coverage of THE BATMAN (individual articles, podcasts, vlogs, etc.), CLICK HERE. BOF’s coverage of the project goes back to 2017.

RUMOR & NEWS ROUNDUP

For all of BOF’s coverage of THE BATMAN earlier than August 2019, CLICK HERE

THE BATMAN Filming in Chicago at a TDK-Familiar Location (10/25/20)

THE BATMAN is Filming in Chicago (10/17/20)

THE BATMAN Filming Into February 2021 (10/17/20)

THE BATMAN is Filming in Liverpool (10/12/20)

THE BATMAN Moves Release Date to March 4, 2020 (10/6/20)

Could THE BATMAN‘s Release Date Change…Again? (10/5/20)

THE BATMAN Rumored to be Shooting On-Location in Chicago (9/24/20)

THE BATMAN Returning to Liverpool (9/23/20)

THE BATMAN Resumes Filming (9/17/20)

THE BATMAN To Resume Filming This Coming Week, Allegedly (9/13/20)

THE BATMAN Temporarily Shuts Down, Cast/Crew Member Tests COVID-19 PositiveUPDATED! (9/5/20)

Jeffery Wright Says THE BATMAN‘s Batman is the “World’s Greatest Detective” (8/30/20)

THE BATMAN: DC FanDome Trailer Screencaps (8/25/20)

DC FanDome’s THE BATMAN Panel Recap (8/24/20)

BOF Vlog #67: Talkin’ THE BATMAN DC FanDome Panel and Trailer #1 Reveal! (8/23/20)

BOF Podcast #172: DC FanDome Recap and THE BATMAN Panel/Trailer #1 Discussion (8/23/20)

Matt Reeves Reveals THE BATMAN Official Logo and FanDome Art! (8/20/20)

THE BATMAN‘s Official Logo? (8/19/20)

THE BATMAN to Resume Filming, Apparently (8/19/20)

DC FanDome: THE BATMAN Panel Date/Times Announced, 1st Look at the Film Expected (8/14/20)

Co-Writer Mattson Tomlin Says THE BATMAN is About Bruce Wayne’s Soul (8/13/20)

Robert Pattinson Tried to Hide His Batman Audition From Christopher Nolan (8/9/20)

RUMOR: HBO Max Planning a Catwoman Series Set in THE BATMAN-verse (8/7/20)

Colin Farrell: THE BATMAN is “Incredibly Original” (7/19/20)

BOF VLOG #65: THE BATMAN-verse is Coming — Gotham PD Show Set in THE BATMAN Universe Coming to HBO Max (7/13/20)

THE BATMAN to Resume Filming in September, Possibly (7/13/20)

THE BATMAN is Getting an HBO Max Spinoff! (7/10/20)

DP Greig Fraser Teases THE BATMAN (7/9/20)

Zoe Kravitz Talks Catwoman and Robert Pattinson’s Batman (6/25/20)

Yeah, Robert Pattinson Was F***ing With You When He Said He Wasn’t Working Out For THE BATMAN! (6/18/20)

Zoe Kravitz Reveals Which “Badass” Batman Comic She Read to Prep for THE BATMAN (6/17/20)

RUMOR: Reeves Plans to Use The Joker in THE BATMAN Trilogy (6/9/20)

Paul Dano Says THE BATMAN Is “Really Cool” (6/3/20)

THE BATMAN Can Resume Production…But When Will It? (5/31/20)

COVID-19 Safety Production Training to Commence in the UK “Within Weeks” (5/26/21)

Jeffery Wright Says THE BATMAN is Grounded in Gotham, Americana (5/21/20)

Zoe Kravitz Isn’t Sure When THE BATMAN Will Restart Filming (5/20/20)

Colin Farrell Can’t Wait to Get Back to Work on THE BATMAN (5/18/20)

Why Batman, Robert Pattinson? (5/12/20)

Andy Serkis Says the Bruce/Alfred Relationship is at the Center of THE BATMAN (5/9/20)

Jeffery Wright: “We Were Doing Some Pretty Cool Stuff” on THE BATMAN (5/6/20)

THE BATMAN‘s Release Date Moved to October 1, 2021 (4/20/20)

Matt Reeves Gives an Update on THE BATMAN (4/10/20)

Jeffery Wright Talks THE BATMAN and Playing Gordon (4/9/20)

Matt Reeves Talks About His Take on Batman and More (4/8/20)

John Turturro Talks THE BATMAN (3/30/20)

Director Matt Reeves Comments on THE BATMAN‘s Hiatus (3/26/20)

Composer Michael Giacchino Talks THE BATMAN‘s Score (3/21/20)

Could THE BATMAN‘s Release Date Move? (3/20/20)

THE BATMAN Goes on Hiatus For 2 Weeks Over Coronavirus Concerns (3/15/20)

Liverpool is Becoming Gotham City For THE BATMAN (3/13/20)

Jeffery Wright is Doing His Batman Comic Book Homework (3/12/21)

Peter Sarsgaard Describes His Character in THE BATMAN (3/11/20)

Jeffery Wright Talks About His Batman Fandom (3/8/20)

VLOG #61: The Batmobile is Revealed! (3/7/20)

Matt Reeves Reveals the Batmobile! (3/4/20)

Digital Sculpt of Robert Pattinson as Batman in THE BATMAN Batsuit (3/4/20)

Pattinson Plans to Take His Batman “To the Border” (2/27/20)

VLOG #60: Did WB Drop the Ball? (2/26/20)

THE BATMAN Filming On-Location in Glasgow, Scotland This Weekend, February 21-23 (2/21/21)

Reeves Tweets “Happy Birthday, Bruce” with a YEAR ONE Image…Let’s Over-Analyze! (2/20/20)

VLOG #59: Robert Pattinson as Batman is Revealed! (2/16/20)

PODCAST #165: Robert Pattinson in the Batsuit Reveal Discussion (2/15/20)

Matt Reeves’ “Camera Test” Video Reveals Robert Pattinson as Batman (2/13/20)

Zoë Kravitz on THE BATMAN: The Cast is Excited, Invested in the Story (2/13/20)

THE BATMAN Needs American Cars for Glasgow Shoot (2/4/20)

Start of Production Press Release (1/28/21)

Matt Reeves Tweet-Confirms “The Batman” is the Title of THE BATMAN (1/27/20)

Colin Farrell Describes THE BATMAN Script as “Beautiful, Dark” (1/23/20)

Colin Farrell Says He’s Playing “Oz Cobblepott” in THE BATMAN (1/22/20)

THE BATMAN: What Are Fans Most Anxious to See First? (1/21/20)

Peter Sarsgaard Comares THE BATMAN to a Song by The Pixies (1/14/20)

THE BATMAN to Film in Glasgow (1/12/20)

Matt Reeves Tweet-Confirms Colin Farrell as The Penguin (1/6/20)

BOF’s THE BATMAN is Coming FYI (1/5/19)

THE BATMAN‘s Costume Designer Speaks (1/2/20)

THE BATMAN: Rehearsals Are Happening & More (12/23/19)

Pattinson: It’s Fun Proving People Wrong (12/17/19)

THE BATMAN Begins…Filming, That Is (12/9/19)

Peter Sarsgaard Joins the Cast per Reeves Tweet (12/6/19)

Pattinson: “Batman’s Not a Superhero” (12/2/19)

Pattinson on Playing Batman: “It’s a Very Special Part” (12/1/19)

Pattinson Talks THE BATMAN on TODAY and with EW (11/30/19)

John Turturro Cast as Carmine Falcone (11/22/19)

Robert Pattinson Talks Wearing the Batsuit (11/19/19)

Matt Reeves Tweet-Confirms Andy Serkis is Alfred (11/15/19)

Robert Pattinson is Obviously Excited to Play The Batman (11/14/19)

Jayme Lawson Cast in an Unknown, But “Notable,” Role (11/11/19)

Colin Ferrell in Talks to Play The Penguin (11/5/19)

Andy Serkis in Talks to Play Alfred Pennyworth (11/5/19)

Robert Pattinson Already Doing His Batman Research (11/1/19)

Matt Reeves Tweet-Confirms Jeffery Wright Cast as Gordon (10/31/19)

Michael Giacchino Has Already Written THE BATMAN’s Main Theme (10/26/19)

THE BATMAN News Roundup for 10/22/19 – RP Talks (10/22/19)

Robert Pattinson Talks “Cool” Batsuit & More (10/19/19)

Michael Giacchino will score THE BATMAN (10/18/19)

Robert Pattinson: Batman Isn’t a Hero, He’s Complicated (10/17/19)

Paul Dano cast as The Riddler in THE BATMAN (10/17/19)

Zoe Kravitz has been cast as Catwoman in THE BATMAN (10/14/19)

The Hollywood trades are reporting that Jonah Hill is up for a role as a villain and Jeffery Wright has likely been cast as Commissioner Gordon in THE BATMAN (9/23/17)

THE BATMAN To Film Mostly at Warner Bros. Leavesden/UK (9/17/19)

Robert Pattinson (Finally) Talks About Being Cast as Batman (9/3/19)

Is Pierce Brosnan Up For Alfred in THE BATMAN? (8/15/19)

Rumor Roundup (8/6/19)

John David Washington in Casting Mix (8/4/19)

OPINION

Should Warner Bros. Go Ahead and Move THE BATMAN to 2022? by Bill “Jett” Ramey (9/17/20)

Warner Bros. Must Feel Really Good About THE BATMAN by Bill “Jett” Ramey (7/10/20)

Could THE BATMAN Be More “Grounded” Than THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY? by Bill “Jett” Ramey (2/25/20)

What Crime Will Batman Investigate in THE BATMAN? by Bill “Jett” Ramey (2/23/20)

After JOKER, could THE BATMAN Be R-Rated? by Bill “Jett” Ramey (2/8/20)

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, Just Enjoy THE BATMAN Hype by Kris Burke

As THE BATMAN’s Cast Rounds Into Shape, Expect the Unexpected by Bill “Jett” Ramey (11/8/19)

Should Robin Be Introduced in THE BATMAN? by Bill “Jett” Ramey (6/7/19)

THE BATMAN is Coming by Michael Uslan (5/17/19)

Let’s Talk About the New Batsuit on Film by Bill “Jett” Ramey (2/3/19)

FILMING

Filming of THE BATMAN commenced in early 2020 in the UK, based at Warner Bros. Studio UK outside of London.  Filming will also take place in Glasgow, London, and Liverpool.

TRAILERS/VIDEO

THE BATMAN – “Camera Test”

THE BATMAN DC FanDome Teaser Trailer

POSTERS/ONE SHEETS/IMAGES

HISTORY

THE BATMAN was conceived in 2013 when Ben Affleck signed on to play Batman in BATMAN v SUPERMAN and was officially announced in 2015 prior to BvS‘s release in 2016.

Under the direction of Ben Affleck, the script for THE BATMAN was co-written by Affleck and DC’s Geoff Johns, with BvS scribe Chris Terrio doing a polish.  Deathstroke (Joe Manganiello) was to be the film’s main villain.

After the critical and box office disappointments of BvS and JUSTICE LEAGUE in 2017, Affleck left the project; though it was not announced that he would no longer star in the film as Batman until early 2019.  Affleck retains an “executive producer” credit on the film but has no creative input.

In February of 2017, it was announced that Matt Reeves would write and direct THE BATMAN and would be a completely new film than the one developed under Affleck.

In January of 2019, it was announced that THE BATMAN would be released on June 25, 2021.

On May 31, 2019, it was officially announced that Robert Pattinson had been cast as Batman/Bruce Wayne in THE BATMAN.

On January 28, 2020, Warner Bros. issued a “Start of Production” press release for THE BATMAN.

On February 13, 2020, director Matt Reeves released a “Camera Test” video that revealed Robert Pattinson as Batman.

On March 15, 2020, THE BATMAN production went on hiatus due to the COVID-29 Pandemic.

THE ROGUES’ GALLERY

As of January 2020, THE BATMAN will include the following villains: The Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler, and mob boss Carmine Falcone.

PLOT & TONE

According to Matt Reeves, the writer/director is planning on THE BATMAN being a “noir, detective version of Batman that is point-of-view driven.”

In THE BATMAN, Bruce Wayne/Batman will be 30 years old — give or take — a year or 2.  While not a rookie, he also will not be in his Dark Knight prime.

CONNECTION TO OTHER DC FILMS

THE BATMAN will not be connected in any way to Ben Affleck’s Batman from BvS and JUSTICE LEAGUE.  It is a total reboot of the franchise and not a prequel to BvS/JL.  It also will not have any ties to Todd Phillips’ JOKER starring Joaquin Phoenix.

BOF THE BATMAN WATCH PARTY

Saturday, March 5, 2022, in Frisco, TX

HASHTAGS

#TheBatmanIsComing

LINKS

BOF’s Coverage of THE BATMAN

THE BATMAN Official Website

THE BATMAN at WarnerBros.com

THE BATMAN on Facebook (Coming Soon)

THE BATMAN on Twitter (Coming Soon)

THE BATMAN on Rotten Tomatoes (Coming Soon)

THE BATMAN on IMDB

THE BATMAN on Box Office Mojo

Matt Reeves’ Official Twitter

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