The Batman

The Batman
  • 2021
  • US
  • Directed by: Matt Reeves
  • Cast: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Jayme Lawson, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell
  • UK release: 25 June 2021

Another actor steps up to play dour old Batman. This time it's Twilight's Robert Pattinson.

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The Batman harnesses The Mandalorian tech for epic virtual production

20 Oct 2020

Film gossip

'The Batman' will use innovative virtual production technology from 'The Mandalorian'. The upcoming DC Comics blockbuster is set to harness the live action 'Star Wars' show's LED wall to boost its own filming. As revealed by The Hollywood Reporter…

The Batman, The Flash and Dune delayed

6 Oct 2020

Film gossip

‘The Batman’ has been pushed back to March 2022. Warner Bros. have confirmed a major shift in their release schedule that will affect a number of big blockbusters in the foreseeable future, with Matt Reeves’ superhero saga – which stars Robert Pattinson…

Zoe Kravitz got Catwoman backing from Michelle Pfieffer

4 Oct 2020

Film gossip

Zoe Kravitz has received encouragement from Michelle Pfeiffer for her role as Catwoman. The 'Big Little Lies' star is playing the role of Gotham City burglar Selina Kyle in Matt Reeves' upcoming take on the DC Comics superhero tale – which will star…

Robert Pattinson enjoys 'pressure' that things could go wrong

26 Sep 2020

Film gossip

Robert Pattinson enjoys the idea he could "mess up" 'The Batman'. The British actor has returned to blockbuster franchise making for the first time since working on 'The Twilight Saga' with his new role as the Caped Crusader and he admitted he relishes…

The Batman resumes filming again

18 Sep 2020

Film gossip

'The Batman' has resumed filming after a crew member tested positive for Covid-19. The Matt Reeves-directed film is scheduled for release in 2021, but the cast and crew of the much-anticipated flick were sent home earlier this month after one of the…

Batman filming paused 'after crew member tests positive for coronavirus'

3 Sep 2020

Film gossip

The new 'Batman' movie has reportedly halted filming after a crew member tested positive coronavirus. The Matt Reeves-directed film is scheduled for release in 2021, but the cast and crew of the much-anticipated movie have now been sent home after one…

Christopher Nolan and Robert Pattinson's respectful silence

2 Sep 2020

Film gossip

Christopher Nolan and Robert Pattinson kept a "respectful silence" about 'The Batman'. The 'Twilight' star is taking the role of the Caped Crusader in the new movie – helmed by Matt Reeves – whilst Christopher is arguably best known for directing a…

Jeffrey Wright teases 'crazy' Batmobile in The Batman

31 Aug 2020

Film gossip

Jeffrey Wright has teased the Batmobile will be the "craziest and coolest thing you've ever seen" in 'The Batman'. The 54-year-old actor – who is playing Commissioner Gordon in the new movie – admits he was "really stoked" when he read about Batman's…

Robert Pattinson could pee in his Batsuit

24 Aug 2020

Film gossip

Robert Pattinson was able to pee in his Batsuit after improvements were made to the costume. The 'Tenet' star was advised by former Batman Christian Bale to make sure he was able to relieve himself before donning the Caped Crusader's ensemble, the same…

Matt Reeves wanted to make The Batman feel original

23 Aug 2020

Film gossip

Matt Reeves hopes he's brought something original to the 'Batman' franchise. The 54-year-old filmmaker – who has directed 'The Batman' – hopes his movie will successfully balance the expectations of comic book fans while also bringing some fresh ideas…

The Batman plot won't be affected by filming delay

13 Aug 2020

Film gossip

The plot of 'The Batman' won't be changed despite the delays caused by coronavirus, according to writer Mattson Tomlin. Mattson has penned the script along with director Matt Reeves on the highly-anticipated superhero blockbuster – which features Robert…

Colin Farrell praises Matt Reeves' Batman as 'incredibly original'

19 Jul 2020

Film gossip

Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' is "incredibly original". Colin Farrell – who plays Oswald Cobblepot aka the Penguin in the new movie – is a huge fan of the previous Batman movies but insisted that Matt has brought something new to the franchise with his…

Peter Sarsgaard hates being away from his family

21 Jun 2020

Film gossip

Peter Sarsgaard finds it hard to be away from his family during a movie shoot. The 49-year-old actor – who plays Gil Colson in the Matt Reeves-directed 'The Batman' – is following in the footsteps of his wife Maggie Gyllenhaal by starring in the…

Peter Sarsgaard praises Robert Pattinson's Batman portrayal

20 Jun 2020

Film gossip

Peter Sarsgaard is impressed with Robert Pattinson's portrayal of Batman. The 49-year-old actor plays Gil Colson, a Gotham City district attorney, in Matt Reeves' upcoming movie 'The Batman' and he has revealed that he was blown away by Robert's work as…

Zoe Kravitz felt 'silly' in The Batman audition

19 Jun 2020

Film gossip

Zoe Kravitz felt "silly" auditioning alongside Robert Pattinson in her Catwoman costume. The pair will star in 'The Batman' – which features Pattinson as DC Comics hero The Caped Crusader and Zoe Selina Kyle and her thief alter ego – but admits she felt…

Robert Pattinson glad of filming break

3 Jun 2020

Film gossip

Robert Pattinson was feeling "a little bit loopy" before 'The Batman' halted filming. The 34-year-old actor admitted it was "strange" to have paused work on the movie due to the coronavirus pandemic as things were going well but suggested he was glad to…

Paul Dano: The Batman script is 'really powerful'

1 Jun 2020

Film gossip

Paul Dano says that Matt Reeves' script for 'The Batman' is "really powerful". The 35-year-old actor is to play the role of The Riddler in the new superhero flick, which also stars Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz, although filming has been put on hold…

Zoe Kravitz: The Batman can't be filmed with social distancing

21 May 2020

Film gossip

Zoe Kravitz says filming on 'The Batman' cannot resume if social distancing measures are in place. The 31-year-old actress plays Catwoman in Matt Reeves' DC Comics movie and, like most movies, filming on the project has been halted due to the…

Colin Farrell 'can't wait' to return to The Batman

18 May 2020

Film gossip

Colin Farrell "can't wait" to return to filming on 'The Batman'. The 43-year-old actor will play the role of The Penguin in the upcoming superhero flick, and whilst production has been paused due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Colin says he's…

Robert Pattinson 'on meal plan' for The Batman

13 May 2020

Film gossip

Robert Pattinson has been put "on a meal plan" for 'The Batman'. The 34-year-old actor – who will play the Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves' upcoming comic book reboot – has opened up about the structure he has amid the coronavirus pandemic, and how he's…

Robert Pattinson: It's satisfying to explore more of Batman

12 May 2020

Film gossip

Robert Pattinson thinks it is "satisfying" to explore more ground in 'The Batman'. The 33-year-old movie star – who is playing the title character in the Matt Reeves remake – decided to take on the role after avoiding blockbuster movies as he thinks a…

Andy Serkis says The Batman will be 'darker' than previous movies

10 May 2020

Film gossip

Andy Serkis thinks 'The Batman' will be "darker" than previous incarnations of the superhero. The 56-year-old actor has teased details of what fans can expect from the Matt Reeves-directed project, which will see Andy star as Alfred and Robert Pattinson…

Zoe Kravitz training for Catwoman in lockdown

24 Apr 2020

Film gossip

Zoe Kravitz has been training hard during lockdown in preparation of her role as Catwoman in 'The Batman'. The 'Big Little Lies' star is playing the role of Gotham City burglar Selina Kyle in Matt Reeves's upcoming take on the DC Comics superhero which…

Matt Reeves wants to put his own spin on Batman

20 Apr 2020

Film gossip

Matt Reeves is determined to put his own spin on Batman. The 53-year-old filmmaker has been hired to direct 'The Batman' – but Matt has admitted he's eager to create a superhero movie that's distinct from earlier films. Asked how he plans to…

Matt Reeves wants broken Batman

9 Apr 2020

Film gossip

Robert Pattinson's Batman will not be "fully formed", according to director Matt Reeves. The 53-year-old filmmaker is helming the latest cinematic take on the Caped Crusader, 'The Batman', and wants his version of the character to be haunted by the…

Matt Reeves confirms The Batman has been halted

26 Mar 2020

Film gossip

Matt Reeves has confirmed production on 'The Batman' has been paused for the foreseeable future. The project halted production on March 14, with Warner Bros. stating that it was taking a "two-week hiatus" due to the coronavirus pandemic and Matt has now…

Michael Giacchino feels freedom on The Batman

23 Mar 2020

Film gossip

Michael Giacchino feels that he has "total freedom" scoring 'The Batman'. The composer is working with Matt Reeves for his take on The Caped Crusader and admits that he has enjoyed Matt's laid back approach to making the DC Comics movie. Speaking to…

Eiza Gonzalez was 'heartbroken' after missing out on The Batman role

17 Mar 2020

Film gossip

Eiza Gonzalez felt "heartbroken" when she lost out on the role of Catwoman in 'The Batman'. The 30-year-old actress camera tested for the role of Selina Kyle and her alter-ego Catwoman in the upcoming DC Comics movie after she was shortlisted by…

Jeffrey Wright bonded with Matt Reeves over Adam West's Batman

9 Mar 2020

Film gossip

Jeffrey Wright bonded with Matt Reeves over their love of Adam West's Batman. The 'Westworld' star will play Gotham City's Police Commissioner James Gordon in Matt's 'The Batman', and Jeffrey admits that both he and the filmmaker were fans of Adam's…

Matt Reeves unveils new Batmobile for The Batman

5 Mar 2020

Film gossip

'The Batman' director Matt Reeves has unveiled the new Batmobile for the upcoming movie. Robert Pattison's version of the Caped Crusader's new set of wheels has been shown off in a series of images on the filmmaker's Twitter page. He simply captioned…

Ben Affleck says Robert Pattinson will be a 'great' Batman

23 Feb 2020

Film gossip

Ben Affleck thinks Robert Pattinson is "going to do great" as Batman. The 47-year-old actor – who played the superhero in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' and 'Justice League' – has heaped praise on the London-born star as he prepares to replace Ben…

Ben Affleck quit Batman role over alcoholism warning from his friend

19 Feb 2020

Film gossip

Ben Affleck dropped out of 'The Batman' after a friend warned him that making the movie would turn him to alcohol. The 47-year-old actor played the Caped Crusader in three films in the DC Extended Universe but after initially agreeing to write, direct…

Zoe Kravitz: Robert Pattinson is perfect for Batman

14 Feb 2020

Film gossip

Zoe Kravitz says co-star Robert Pattinson is "perfect" for the role of Batman. The 33-year-old English actor will play the iconic superhero in 'The Batman' alongside the 'Big Little Lies' star as Catwoman, and Zoe has opened up about the pressure both…

Robert Pattinson feared losing out on Batman role

28 Jan 2020

Film gossip

Robert Pattinson was worried about losing out on the role of Batman before he'd even got it. The 33-year-old English actor will play the iconic superhero in 'The Batman', but was annoyed about speculation linking him to the part before anything had been…

Zoe Kravitz: 'Catwoman is iconic'

18 Jan 2020

Film gossip

Zoe Kravitz says Catwoman is an "iconic character". The 31-year-old actress will play Selina Kyle and her alter-ego Catwoman in Matt Reeves' upcoming movie 'The Batman' and Zoe was drawn to the role because of the soft power of the character. She said…

Peter Sarsgaard says The Batman has an edge

14 Jan 2020

Film gossip

Peter Sarsgaard believes 'The Batman' will have a new "edge" due to the young cast that has been assembled by director Matt Reeves. The 'Knight and Day' star is playing a so-far undisclosed role in the DC Comics, which is set for release in 2021, and he…

Zoe Kravitz being tested by Catwoman training

13 Jan 2020

Film gossip

Zoe Kravitz has been coming home "limping every day" from her training sessions to prepare for her role as Catwoman in 'The Batman'. The 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' star is playing the villain, Gotham City burglar Selena Kyle, in Matt…

Robert Pattinson: Batman is the perfect superhero to play

10 Jan 2020

Film gossip

Robert Pattinson believes that Batman is the perfect superhero to play. The 'Lighthouse' star will take on the role of the Caped Crusader in the 2021 film 'The Batman' and revealed that he had always been attracted to the prospect of playing the hero.

Colin Farrell to star in The Batman

7 Jan 2020

Film gossip

Colin Farrell is to star as Penguin in 'The Batman'. Director Matt Reeves has confirmed the Hollywood star has joined the cast of the new film, alongside Robert Pattison in the titular role, as The Penguin – whose real name in the DC Comics is Oswald…

Robert Pattinson wants to push boundaries as Batman

31 Dec 2019

Film gossip

Robert Pattinson wants to push boundaries "as far as possible" in 'The Batman'. The 33-year-old actor is the latest star to take on the role of the Caped Crusader and he and director Matt Reeves are keen to do "crazy stuff" with the film. He said: "In…

Peter Sarsgaard to star in The Batman

7 Dec 2019

Film gossip

Peter Sarsgaard is set to star in 'The Batman'. The 48-year-old actor has been cast in Matt Reeves' upcoming movie, which will star Robert Pattinson as Batman, and it has been speculated that he could play Harvey Dent, the District Attorney who becomes…

Robert Pattinson unsure if Batman is a superhero

2 Dec 2019

Film gossip

Robert Pattinson has suggested that Batman is not a superhero. The 33-year-old actor will play the Caped Crusader in the upcoming 'The Batman' suggested that he isn't really a hero because he doesn't have magic powers. During an interview on 'The Today…

John Turturro joins The Batman cast

23 Nov 2019

Film gossip

John Turturro has been cast in 'The Batman'. The 62-year-old actor will star in Matt Reeves' upcoming movie as crime boss Carmine Falcon, a major underworld figure in the comics. He was previously played by Tom Wilkinson in Christopher Nolan's 'Batman…

Danny DeVito tips Colin Farrell to succeed as The Penguin

22 Nov 2019

Film gossip

Danny DeVito thinks that Colin Farrell will do a "great job" as The Penguin in Batman. The 'Matilda' star played the iconic DC Comics villain in the 1992 film 'Batman Returns' and he has given Colin his seal of approval to do something great with the…

Bill Condon backs Robert Pattinson to do great things as Batman

14 Nov 2019

Film gossip

'Twilight Saga' director Bill Condon is backing Robert Pattinson to do something really interesting with the Batman character. The 64-year-old filmmaker – who helmed the final two parts of the vampire franchise, in which Pattinson played heartthrob…

Colin Farrell and Andy Serkis to join The Batman

6 Nov 2019

Film gossip

Colin Farrell is set to play Penguin in 'The Batman'. The 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' actor is in talks to portray mobster Oswald Cobblepot, who is better known as his villainous alter ego, in director Matt Reeves' upcoming origin story…

Matthew McConaughey to play Two-Face in The Batman

4 Nov 2019

Film gossip

Matthew McConaughey is to star in 'The Batman'. The Oscar winner is being lined-up to play the role of Gotham City District Attorney Harvey Dent in Matt Reeves' movie about The Caped Crusader. In the DC Comics canon, Dent is left hideously scarred on…

Jeffrey Wright confirmed to play James Gordon in The Batman

31 Oct 2019

Film gossip

Jeffrey Wright will play James Gordon in 'The Batman'. The 53-year-old actor – who previously starred in the James Bond movies 'Casino Royale' and 'Quantum of Solace' – has been attached to the much-anticipated project for some time, but director Matt…

Robert Pattinson hints that he will play a darker Batman

18 Oct 2019

Film gossip

Robert Pattinson has hinted that his Batman could have a dark side. The 'Twilight' star will play the caped crusader in Matt Reeves' forthcoming film, 'The Batman' and has described his version of the iconic hero as "complicated character". In an…

Jonah Hill 'no longer in talks for The Batman'

17 Oct 2019

Film gossip

Jonah Hill is no longer thought to be in talks about joining 'The Batman'. The 35-year-old star was recently said to have entered discussions with Warner Bros. about playing a villain, either Riddler or Penguin, in the hotly-anticipated movie, but the…

Zoe Kravitz to play Catwoman in The Batman

15 Oct 2019

Film gossip

Zoe Kravitz has been cast as Catwoman in 'The Batman'. The 30-year-old actress will star opposite Robert Pattinson, who will play Batman/Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves' upcoming Warner Bros / DC Comics movie after she was chosen from the shortlist including…

Matt Reeves 'lining up more villains' for The Batman

1 Oct 2019

Film gossip

Matt Reeves' 'Batman' film will reportedly feature more villains. 'The Batman' will be released in 2021 with Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader and the director is hoping to include more of Batman's nemesis in the film as he plans to make a trilogy.

Jonah Hill in talks for The Batman

24 Sep 2019

Film gossip

Jonah Hill is in talks to join 'The Batman'. The 35-year-old star is said to have entered negotiations with Warner Bros. about taking on the role of a villain in Matt Reeves' comic book blockbuster, in which Robert Pattinson is to play the titular…

Christian Bale backs Robert Pattinson as Batman

10 Sep 2019

Film gossip

Christian Bale thinks Robert Pattinson is a "good choice" to play Batman. The 45-year-old actor portrayed The Caped Crusader in Christopher Nolan's trilogy, 'Batman Begins', 'The Dark Knight' and 'The Dark Knight Rises', and he is backing Pattinson, 33…

Todd Phillips rules out Joker and Batman film with Phoenix and Pattinson

10 Sep 2019

Film gossip

Todd Phillips has ruled out a movie starring Joaquin Phoenix's Joker and Robert Pattinson's Batman. The pair take on the roles of the super-villain and Caped Crusader in 'Joker' and 'The Batman' respectively, but the helmer of the former film gave a…

Robert Pattinson admits Batsuit was a tight fit

4 Sep 2019

Film gossip

Robert Pattinson had five people "squeezing" him into the Batsuit. The 33-year-old actor – who will play the Caped Crusader in 'The Batman' – was asked to don the iconic costume for his final audition, and he joked while it took a team to help him in…

Robert Pattinson expected harsher Batman backlash

3 Sep 2019

Film gossip

Robert Pattinson expected more of a backlash over 'The Batman'. The 33-year-old actor will don the famous cowl when he plays the Caped Crusader in screenwriter Matt Reeves' upcoming comic book blockbuster, and while some fans have voiced their…

Milo Ventimiglia 'too old' to play Batman

3 Aug 2019

Film gossip

Warner Bros told Milo Ventimiglia he was "too old" to play Batman. The 42-year-old actor was hoping to take over the role of the caped crusader from Ben Affleck but lost out on the role to Robert Pattinson, who is nine years younger than him. Speaking…

The Batman producer defends Robert Pattinson's Batman casting

24 Jul 2019

Film gossip

'The Batman' producer has defended the casting of Robert Pattinson in the titular role. Earlier this year, it was announced that the former 'Twilight Saga' actor would be taking on the lead role in Matt Reeves' forthcoming DC Comics blockbuster and…

Jaden Smith: Robert Pattinson will be the 'best Batman'

6 Jul 2019

Film gossip

Jaden Smith is "losing [his] f**king sh*t" at Robert Pattinson's Batman casting. The 20-year-old actor and singer is a massive fan of Batman and he is over the moon at former 'Twilight Saga' actor Robert landing the leading role in Matt Reeves' 'The…

Dave Bautista keen to play Bane in The Batman

14 Jun 2019

Film gossip

Dave Bautista wants to play Bane in 'The Batman'. The 50-year-old wrestler-turned-actor revealed would be up for playing the DC Comics villain in Matt Reeves' upcoming blockbuster after a fan on Twitter suggested he would be a great choice to portray…

Matt Reeves' The Batman isn't an origin story

6 Jun 2019

Film gossip

Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' will not be an origin story. Following the news that 'Twilight Saga' star Robert Pattinson has been cast as The Caped Crusader in the upcoming superhero movie, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the movie will see The…

Matt Reeves confirms Robert Pattinson Batman casting

3 Jun 2019

Film gossip

Matt Reeves has confirmed that Robert Pattinson is the new Batman. Warner Bros. were reportedly torn between the 33-year-old actor and Nicholas Hoult to portray the legendary character but decided on the former 'Twilight' star to replace Ben Affleck in…

Willem Dafoe backs Robert Pattinson for Batman

28 May 2019

Film gossip

Willem Dafoe has backed Robert Pattinson to play Batman because he has a "strong chin". Pattinson, 33, is reportedly one of the frontrunners to play The Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves' forthcoming film 'The Batman' and the 63-year-old actor thinks his…

Robert Pattinson 'in talks for Batman role'

17 May 2019

Film gossip

Robert Pattinson is said to be in talks to play Batman in Matt Reeves' upcoming superhero film. The 33-year-old star is said to be the frontrunner for the role in forthcoming film 'The Batman', but he has not yet closed on a deal to portray the…

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