Everything We Know About 'The Batman' (So Far)

From the cast and crew to the look and feel of the new film, here's everything we know about Robert Pattinson's 'The Batman'.

The Batman

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The Batman

After what could generously be described as a torturous lead-up, The Batman is finally in production. The DC Extended Universe could use a win. Beginning with 2013's Man of Steel, the media franchise has been marked by inconsistency (the most recent entry, Birds of Prey, underperformed at the box office).

And it's led DC, in the last several years, to emphasize artistry over interconnectivity. The Batman is reportedly a noir film, with a hard-boiled approach to its characters and setting. It is also the first in what is being envisioned as a film trilogy, with a single, overarching narrative.

Here is everything we know so far about The Batman.

What's the release date?

Batman Day In Mexico City

Who's the director?

Matt Reeves attends the "War For The Planet Of The Apes" New York Premiere

Who wrote the screenplay?

Matt Reeves attends a screening of "War For The Planet Of The Apes"

Who's composing the score?

Michael Giacchino speaks onstage during the ASCAP 2019 Screen Music Awards Show

Who's Batman?

Robert Pattinson arrives at the Go Campaign's 13th Annual Go Gala

Who's Catwoman?

Zoe Kravitz attends the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London

Who's The Penguin?

Colin Farrell visits Morning Mash Up at SiriusXM Studios

Who's The Riddler?

Dano attends the FYC red carpet event for the Showtime limited series "Escape at Dannemora"

Who's The Roman?

John Turturro poses during the 2020 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour

Who are the other main supporting players?

Jeffrey Wright speaks at the 2019 Live Arts Gala

What do we know about the film's style?

Batman Noir

What are the rumors of the film's plot?

The Long Halloween

Is there any available footage of the movie?


In January, The Batman was shooting in London. Bystanders photographed Gotham Action News trucks which touted "HD" resolution on their sides. That suggests that The Batman might take place in the late '90s to early '00s, when HD was still something remarkable enough to advertise and promote.

On February 13, Reeves uploaded screen test footage to Vimeo, featuring Pattinson in his Batsuit. It's difficult to see a lot of detail with the bright-red lighting, but one thing's for sure: the actor definitely has the right chin for the role.

Eight days later, high-resolution photos and video of a stuntman, dressed in a Batsuit, leaked. He's riding on a lightly modified Batcycle, alongside another cyclist who is speculated to be Catwoman.  The footage was captured on location in Glasgow Necropolis Cemetery in Scotland.

Ed note: This article will be regularly updated when new details emerge.

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