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The Batman Movie 2022

Release scheduled for March 22, 2022

Review: The Batman 2022 with Robert Pattinson

Log of news on the coming Robert Pattinson / Matt Reeves film

Reeves was named as director Feb 23, 2017. There was a period of time when he quit the film before rejoining production.


  • Batman (Robert Pattinson)
  • The Penguin (Colin Farrell)
  • Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz)
  • Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis)
  • The Riddler (Paul Dano)
  • James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright)
  • Carmine Falcone (John Turturro)

(CBB asks: why ain't Bat-Mite in the cast?)

Pattinson talks up The Batman at DC Fandome, October 2021

"So many people connect with him on such a deep level for so many reasons," says Pattinson, a longtime Bat-fan.

He also told a story about how, doing an early screen test, Pattinson had to wear Val Kilmer’s rubber Batsuit from 1995's "Batman Forever."
"It was crazy but I remember putting it on and thinking, 'This is going to be absolutely impossible.' I remember doing like two takes and (director Matt Reeves) being like, 'What can we do about that sweat?' Nothing!"

Story at Yahoo News

Kristen Stewart as Joker vs the Pattinson Batman?

October 21, 2021: Crazy ideas at Yahoo News

"That's Robert Pattinson's Real Voice in The Batman" – Popsugar - October 21, 2021

July 10, 2021: Pattinson says "no thanks" to working with director Matt Reeves againWegotthiscovered

June 21, 2021: Batman Pattison film is getting reshoots Cinemablend

Batman Darker Darkest

Pattinson said he wants The Batman movie to be even "darker" Koimoi

Plans for expanding Matt Reeves/Pattinson The Batman story world

Story at Cinemablend and at MSN News/Deadline

Pattinson Bats

The Pattinson "Batman Universe" to get its own Superman

June 3, 2021: So says We Got This Covered

Warner Bros and Pattinson sign big deal on future films

May 24, 2021: The star of next years The Batman is getting deeper into the Warner world - story at Hollywood Reporter

New Pattinson and Riddler pix released for The Batman movie

May 20, 2021: Story at MSN News

April 2020: Like most film projects around the world, The Batman shutdown for the pandemic. News at the time said approx 25% of the film had been shot.

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The Batman movie resumes production

At this rate, we'll get to see Pattinson (as Bruce Wayne/Batman) literally age as we watch the finished movie since it will be made up of scenes shot over a longer and longer period of time.

Story at SF Gate

September 17, 2020

Catwoman to have ‘Strong Femininity’ in coming Batman movie

Zoe Kravitz

Story at Indie Wire

Batman film to ape Joker?

With Joker piling up the Academy Award nominations (beating out the previous most nominated superhero film which was The Dark Knight) and considering Jokers $1 billion dollar boxoffice, the impact it is having on the future of superhero movies, particularly and obviously DC/Warner superhero movies, is becoming evident. Declarations that the next Batman movie will be going in Jokeresque directions seems to be manifesting with the people attached to the project driving media headlines like "Robert Pattinson Is Ready to Push The Batman in a Really Crazy New Direction - Movieweb."


Peter Sarsgaard says The Batman has an edge - MSN News

Peter Sarsgaard says The Batman filled with the power of chaos - Comicbook Movie


Batman Shirt Modern Logo – Amazon

Coming Batman movie loading up with supervillains

Shades of Schumacher

November 5, 2019

Media (article at Deadline Hollywood) is saying Colin Farrell could join cast as Penguin. If so, that brings the super villain count to three. The cast now stands as:

Rob Pattinson as Batman/Bruce Wayne

Paul Dano as The Riddler

Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman

Jeffrey Wright as Commish Gordon

Three villains gives me a flashback to Joel Schumacher's Batman and Robin which also was a three-villain fest (Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy and Bane) and is usually considered the poorest Batman film of all time.

Everything Batman in entertainment news means these kinds of articles:

October 2019

"Robert Pattinson Reveals His 'Piratey' Batman Voice Will Be Inspired by Willem Dafoe " - MSN News

"Robert Pattinson Wants His Batman To Be 'Frightening'" - Cinema Blend

"Robert Pattinson wants to lose himself in Batman role" - MSN News

Batman cast confirmed

Zoe Kravitz - Catwoman and Robbie Pattinson - BatmanJeffrrey Wright and Paul Dano

Matt Reeves' BATMAN cast:

Robert Pattinson is Batman

Zoe Kravitz is Catwoman

Jeffrey Wright is Commissioner Gordon

Paul Dano is The Riddler

Batman Movie News

September 4, 2019: Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne, blah blah blah:

Vanity Fair - He's "f*cking furious!"

Indie Wire - He "got furious!"

Variety - "The pressure of being Batman"

USA Today - "He's relieved"

MSN News - "He's unfazed!"

Batman: Pierce Brosnan as Alfred? goes over the rumours, and the pros and cons of it really happening.

Bat-Man back-lash

July 2019

Complaints and defense of Robert Pattinson (famous for Twilight) being cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman at Salon (via Michael Uslan, longtime Batman movie concierge at Warner Bros). Pattinson is working on Chris Nolan's Tenet movie currently and was going to next be doing a Souvenir sequel with Joana Hogg, but is apparently skipping that and (according to going straight into Matt Reeves' The Batman, the big "tent pole" movie for Warner scheduled for June 2021.

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