The Batman, the superhero film starring Robert Pattinson, wrapped up production, said the film’s director Matt Reeves on social media on Saturday.
The film, which was originally supposed to release in June, was delayed twice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) March 13, 2021
Jeffrey Wright, who plays Commissioner James Gordon hinted at a sequel in his farewell message. “Gordon out. …for now. One year exactly after the shutdown. Some ride,” Wright said.
This will be Pattinson’s first outing as Bruce Wayne aka Batman along with the Planet of the Apes director Reeves. In September 2020, members of the crew apart from Pattinson had tested positive for Covid-19, following which shooting was halted for a week. It was being shot in London. The film’s shoot had to be stalled yet again after another lockdown was imposed in March.
The film takes place during the second year of Bruce Wayne’s battle against crime in Gotham. Its first trailer had released duing the 2020 DCFanDome.
The Batman stars Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, John Turturro as crime boss Carmine Falcone, Andy Serkis as Alfred and Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham City District Attorney Gil Colson.
Apart from The Batman, the DC superhero will also appear in Zack Snyder’s Justice League that will release on HBOMax. According to Deadline Hollywood, a prequel series is also being made by HBO Max. Joe Barton is the showrunner on the production, following the exit of Boardwalk Empire‘s Terence Winter in November 2020.
The Batman was written by Reeves and Peter Craig. Reeves and Dylan Clark are producing the film, with Simon Emanuel, Michael E Uslan, Walter Hamada and Chantal Nong Vo serving as executive producers. It was originally supposed to release in theatres on October 1, 2020.
The film is based on Batman written by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.