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The New ‘Batman’ & What We Know (So Far)

The new Warner Bros and DC Comics movie, The Batman, is due to be released next year and is reportedly a noir film.

Here is what we know so far about the new Batman movie.

A series of leaked images and a short 12-second video taken from the set of “The Batman” reveal the first look at the Batcycle and the full Batsuit.

The unauthorized images were reportedly taken in Glasgow’s Necropolis cemetery in Scotland during an outdoor location shoot. Images reveal what appears to be a stuntperson performing as the new Batman which is played by Robert Pattinson wearing the full Batman suit, sitting on the Batcycle.

When’s The Release Date?

The new Batman is scheduled to hit the theatres on June 25, 2021, and will be the tenth movie in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The movie is a production of DC Films and is distributed by Warner Bros.

Batman’s Director & Screenplay Writer

The Batman is directed by the very successful Matt Reeves, with a who’s had a very successful portfolio in action and horror filmmaking. He is best known for directing blockbusters such as War for the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Let Me In and Cloverfield, Matt Reeves also wrote the screenplay along with co-writer Mattson Tomlin.

Ben Affleck

Originally, Ben Affleck was selected for directing The Batman and its Screenplay, in fact, Affleck had a completed the script. But, when he stepped down the script also went away with him!

The reasons why Affleck had stepped down from the job has been reported as so that he could focus all of his attention on playing the Bruce Wayne & Batman character.

“Performing Batman demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give,” Affleck said in a statement. “It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require.”

The Music

Michael Giacchino

Award-winning films, television and video game composer Michael Giacchino will be composing the music for the new Batman movie. He has won an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and three Grammy Awards.

Who’s Playing Batman?

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The new Batman’s main character Bruce Wayne / Batman will be played by Robert Pattinson who’s best known for playing the heartthrob Edward Cullen in the Twilight saga movies. Pattison has been training hard for the role with Rigan Machado, the Brazilian jiu-Jitsu instructor who also trained Keanu Reeves for the John Wick films.

Who’s Playing Catwoman?

Zoe Kravitz will be playing as Selina Kyle / Catwoman, Kravitz is no stranger when it comes to superhero and fantasy films, she has been performing many supporting roles in the past and here are some of the movies she played in, the Divergent trilogy, Mad Max: Fury Road and X-Men: First Class.

Who’s Playing The Penguin?

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The 43-year-old Irish actor Colin Farrell is set to play the role of Oswald Cobblepot / The Penguin in the new Batman movie.


Darius is a RKOT journalist and film enthusiast. You can contact Darius on [email protected]

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