The debut of filmmaker Matt Reeves' cinematic version of The Dark Knight, "The Batman", is less than a few days away, and we are gearing up to see it. Find out release date, plot details, cast and everything we know so far!

The Batman Release Date

When a vicious serial murderer named the Riddler begins murdering major political people in Gotham, Batman is forced to probe the city’s secret corruption and question his family’s participation. Warner Bros.’ next superhero movie, ‘The Batman’, directed by Matt Reeves and starring some of Hollywood’s brightest talent, is a fresh take on the world’s greatest detective.

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The Batman, stars Robert Pattinson and is a solo movie similar but not connected to this year’s Joker origin story. The much-anticipated first trailer premiered in August 2020 at the virtual DC FanDome, igniting the Internet with the first neon-tinted look at Pattinson in the titular role.

Pattinson’s version of Bruce Wayne and Batman comes with his own set of Millennial demons, a 2 minutes and 24 seconds trailer was set to a cover of Nirvana’s “Something in the Way.”


A new trailer for The Batman dropped just before Halloween on 16 October 2021, giving us something more exciting to look at:

The official Cast of Batman

With Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin, Pattinson plays Batman, including these:
  • Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson
  • Barry Keoghan as Stanley Merkel
  • Alex Ferns as Commissioner Pete Savage
  • Rupert Penry-Jones as Mayor Don Mitchell
  • Gil Perez-Abraham as TBC
  • Charlie Carver as TBC
  • Max Carver as TBC
  • Con O’Neill as TBC

However, Pattinson said in his official statement that his Batman character would be different from Christian Bale’s (Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy) and Michael Keaton’s (Tim Burton’s “Batman” and “Batman Returns”) interpretations, and would be just as “crazy and perverse” as the indie film characters he’s played in recent years.


Release Date

The Batman will be released in theatres in the USA on March 4, 2022, on HBO Max. The film has already been postponed twice owing to the ongoing pandemic, but it now looks like it will be released in theatres worldwide at the beginning of March.

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However, the UK release date has yet to be determined, but production is expected to restart in September 2020 with the condition that the film is shot on purpose-built sets rather than on location, as was the case before the global lockdown.

But unfortunately, The Batman will not debut on the studio’s streaming platform until 45 days after it hits theatres, according to the studio’s 2021 release timetable. Expect it to arrive no later than April 18 at the earliest.


Plot

If we judge according to the trailers, we now know a lot more about Batman’s story. Both Batman and Jim Gordon are prodded and poked by the Riddler, forcing them to investigate a string of murders. It’s not out of the ordinary for Gotham to pile up the body count, so don’t be surprised if it’s the latter. It’s also evident that Catwoman and Batman’s relationship will play a significant role in the picture, so we might sense a budding romance.

bat-and-cat However, the plot of The Batman is unknown, but it is expected to center on Bruce Wayne’s younger, more vulnerable years. According to some reports, the film will take place in the 1990s and will feature a younger, less grizzled version of the Caped Crusader who will rely on his detective abilities rather than his sheer power. The Batman, like Batman Forever, will have Bats facing off against a variety of villains from his career.

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