The Batman is a forthcoming movie that has a lot of people talking about it at present, but what is it? Why is Robert Pattinson wearing the Bat-suit and where’s Ben Affleck?

In this post, I am answering the most pressing questions about The Batman.



What is The Batman?

The Batman is a forthcoming, live-action movie, which puts a new spin on the Batman mythology. The film places its focus on the Caped Crusader’s detective skills and is being described as a noir/detective tale.

Is The Batman a sequel?

The Batman is not a sequel – it is a reboot of the current/existing Batman film series. It is not connected to any other iterations of Batman and will tell a new story.

Why is Robert Pattinson dressed as Batman?

Actor Robert Pattinson is dressed up in the Bat-suit because he is playing the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in The Batman. The actor took over the role from previous Batman actor, Ben Affleck.

Image: ©Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Entertainment/Matt Reeves

Is Robert Pattinson playing the same Batman as Ben Affleck?

While Robert Pattinson is playing Bruce Wayne/Batman in The Batman, the actor is not playing the same version of the Caped Crusader that Ben Affleck played in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016) or Justice League (2017). Pattinson is playing a new iteration of the Dark Knight.

Did Ben Affleck quit the role of Batman in The Batman?

When The Batman was initially conceived, the project was set to be a solo Batman adventure, with Ben Affleck as the lead. The actor was originally looking to direct and star in the picture.

However, Affleck dropped out of the director’s chair, and then ultimately dropped out of playing Batman in the DCEU (his last on-screen appearance being in Justice League). With Affleck no longer connected to the role of Batman, the project was reconfigured to focus on a new era of the Dark Knight and Robert Pattinson was cast.


Who is the director of The Batman?

The Batman is being directed by War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) director, Matt Reeves. He boarded the project in February 2017 as director, producer, and co-writer.

Who is writing The Batman?

The script is the work of Matt Reeves and Mattson Tomlin.

Image: ©Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Entertainment/Matt Reeves

Who are the cast of The Batman?

The cast of The Batman include:

  • Robert Pattinson – Bruce Wayne/Batman
  • Andy Serkis – Alfred Pennyworth
  • Zoë Kravitz – Selina Kyle/Catwoman
  • Colin Farrell – Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin
  • Paul Dano – Riddler
  • John Turturro – Carmine Falcone
  • Peter Sarsgaard – Gil Colson

When and where is The Batman being filmed?

Principal photography began on The Batman in January 2020. The film is being shot in London.

Who is composing the music for The Batman?

The music for The Batman is being composed by Michael Giacchino – an American composer who has previously scored Coco (2017), The Incredibles 2 (2018), and Jojo Rabbit (2019), amongst others.

How many films will be in The Batman series?

The Batman film series is dependent on the success of this initial entry, but the current plan is for The Batman to be the first entry in a new trilogy.

When is The Batman due to be released?

The Batman is scheduled to arrive in US cinemas on June 25th 2021.


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