The Batman Movie

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Who's Involved:

Dylan Clark, Robert Pattinson, Colin Farrell, Andy Serkis, Peter Sarsgaard, Paul Dano, Walter Hamada, Simon Emanuel, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Michael E. Uslan, Max Carver, Charlie Carver, Zoe Kravitz, Matt Reeves, Barry Keoghan, Jayme Lawson, Chantal Nong Vo, Alex Ferns, Con O'Neill

Release Date:

Friday, March 4, 2022 (Nationwide)

strong violent and disturbing content, drug content, strong language, and some suggestive material.
Runtime: 2 hrs, 55 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

From Warner Bros. Pictures comes The Batman, with director Matt Reeves (the “Planet of the Apes” films) at the helm and with Robert Pattinson (“Tenet,” “The Lighthouse,” “Good Time”) starring as Gotham City’s vigilante detective, Batman, and billionaire Bruce Wayne.

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Who stars in The Batman: Cast List

... Bruce Wayne / Batman

Mickey7, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1  

... Commissioner Gordon

Cadillac Records, Game Night  

... Selina Kyle / Catwoman

Divergent, KIMI  

... Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin

Thirteen Lives, The Banshees of Inisherin  

... Edward Nashton / Riddler

12 Years a Slave, Knight and Day  

The Woman King, Till  

... Alfred Pennyworth

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi  

... Carmine Falcone

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, Pinocchio  

... Gotham D.A. Gil Colson

Green Lantern, Lovelace  

... Stanley Merkel

Eternals, The Banshees of Inisherin  

... Commissioner Pete Savage


The Boys in the Band  

Who's making The Batman: Crew List

A look at the The Batman behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Matt Reeves last directed War for the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The film's writer Matt Reeves last wrote War for the Planet of the Apes and Let Me In.


Matt Reeves


Matt Reeves


Dylan Clark
Matt Reeves

Production Company

DC Entertainment

Production: What we know about The Batman?

Key Facts

  1. Warner Bros. has made a decision to halt production on “The Batman” for two weeks due to the coronavirus (3/14/2020).
  2. Robert Pattinson stars as Gotham City’s vigilante detective, Batman, and billionaire Bruce Wayne (3/14/2020).
  3. Matt Reeves turned in a new script said to focus on a young caped crusader (Hollywood Reporter, 8/13/18).
  4. When asked if he would be working with Ben Affleck's script, director Matt Reeves said, "No, it’s a new story. It’s just starting again. I’m excited about it. I think it’s going to be really cool (Happy Sad Confused podcast, 7/13/17).”

Filming Timeline

  1. January 2022: The film was in Completed status.
  2. March 2021: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. March 2020: The film was in Production status.

    Principal photography has begun in London.

  4. September 2019: The film was in Pre-Production status.

    Filming likely to start in late 2019 or early 2020. Robert Pattinson to play batman and Jonah Hill in talks to play the villain.

  5. May 2019: The film was in Pre-Production status.

    Expected to start this summer with filming in late 2019 or early 2020.

  6. August 2018: The film was in Pre-Production status.

    Matt Reeves said, "We are working on getting our draft in the next couple of weeks and things are progressing (8/2/18)." The hope is to shoot sometime next spring or early summer.

  7. July 2017: The film was in Development status.

    Newly hired director Matt Reeves has decided to scrapped the earlier script that Ben Affleck, Chris Terrio and DC's Geoff Johns had worked on (7/13/17).

  8. October 2016: The film was in Pre-Production status.

    Joe Manganiello told Entertainment Tonight (10/18/16) that production on the the film is expected to begin Spring 2017.

  9. April 2016: The film was in Development status.

    Warner Bros. head Kevin Tsujihara confirmed his studio is moving ahead with Ben Affleck's stand-alone Batman movie, which the actor will star in and direct.

  10. July 2015: The film was in Announced status.

    Ben Affleck is in talks to star in, co-write and possibly direct a standalone Batman movie.

The Batman Release Date: When was the film released?

The Batman was released in 2022 on Friday, March 4, 2022 (Nationwide release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Nightride, Fresh and Asking For It.

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