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A lot of DC fans thought they would be getting Robert Pattinson’s The Batman sometime in the middle of the year, but frequent delays to the production due to the pandemic has led to the movie being pushed back to 2022. The good news is, the movie has finally wrapped filming, and this was shared by director Matt Reeves:
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) March 13, 2021
We don’t know the full story of The Batman yet, but we do know that it will involve multiple villains like Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz), the Penguin (Colin Farrell), and the Riddler (Paul Dano). Jon Turturro is also playing the part of Carmine Falcone, but a lot of fans are expecting this role to be more of a cameo.
Just in case it isn’t clear, this version of Batman will be taking place in a timeline outside of the main DCEU—meaning that Pattinson’s Batman won’t be a younger version of Ben Affleck’s. While some may be griping about the character of Affleck’s being dropped, this does open the DCEU franchise into more potential stories; one second we could have the kid-friendly romp that was Shazam!, and the next we could be going dark and gritty with movies like Joker.
If anything, rumors have been going around that a multiverse will be established come the Flash movie with Ezra Miller—that’s why they’ll be bringing in multiple versions of Batman including Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton’s. I have to say, the MCU has one cohesive universe, but it hasn’t been able to pump out more experimental movies like Joker; not even WandaVision can hold a candle to that.
For now, The Batman is still set to hit theaters on March 4, 2022.