Back to the Batcave: Long anticipated reboot wraps production

Monday, March 15
ENTERTAINMENT


By Ciarán Mather

Production on Warner Bros. and DC Comic's long-anticipated Batman reboot, which will star Robert Pattinson (Tenet, The Lighthouse) as The Dark Knight, has officially wrapped up.

The news will likely come as a relief to fans, especially given how production on The Batman was previously delayed twice due to COVID-19 related concerns.

The film's director Matt Reeves, who is best known for science fiction films such as Cloverfield and Dawn & War of the Planet of the Apes, recently took to his Twitter account to confirm the news, simply saying: '#LastDay.'



In addition, Jeffrey Wright, the actor who will play Gotham police officer James Gordon in the film, also took to Twitter to say: 'Gordon out...for now. One year exactly after the shutdown. Some ride.'

Rather fittingly, Wright also included a bat-emoji in his tweet.



Fans in the comments congratulated Reeves on the news:



According to reports, The Batman will tell the story of billionaire Bruce Wayne in his second year as his nocturnal alter-ego.

From what the first trailer released last year shows us, Gotham City seems to be living up to its notorious reputation, as he will be facing off against street gangs, a young Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz), The Penguin (Colin Farrell) and The Riddler (Paul Dano); the latter of which will be reimagined as a grounded and methodical serial killer.

The Batman will also star Barry Keoghan, John Turturro, Jayme Lawson and Peter Skarsgaard, as well as Any Serkis as Bruce's loyal butler and father figure Alfred Pennyworth.

It has previously been confirmed that the upcoming reboot will not be set in DC's Extended Universe, alongside other heroes such as Superman, Wonder Woman, Shazam, The Flash and Aquaman.

In related DC Comics news, the much-anticipated Snyder Cut of 2017's Justice League, which comes in at just over four hours long, is set to be released in Ireland later this week.

The Batman is currently set for release in March 2022.