It’s been more than a year since Batman last appeared on the big screen, with Ben Affleck playing the character (for the last time) in 2017’s Justice League. The Dark Knight won’t find himself in theaters again until 2021, two years from now, but it looks like production is going to be gearing up pretty soon. There had been a lot of rumors and reports about when The Batman was going to begin filming, but director Matt Reeves has now squashed those rumblings, and revealed when he expects the cameras to get rolling.
The DC Comics preparing for A New Release
For the past few years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has dominated the world of superhero films. Marvel Entertainment has released films like Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and the Iron Man series. Currently, they are lining up to release their biggest film yet, Avengers: Endgame. With everything going so well for Marvel, it’s easy to forget there was a time not too long ago when DC was killing the game with their Batman series. Released in 2012, the latest Batman film from DC Comics earned an outstanding $1 billion worldwide. Given the success of the latest film, it’s almost surprising that DC Comics didn’t come back with another Batman movie sooner. Well, there was Batman vs. Superman, but let’s wipe that from our memories. Nevertheless, a new Batman film is on the way and it could be coming sooner than you think.
A Twitter post by Matt Reeves brought the News
While on Twitter in the early hours of the morning, Matt Reeves was responding to questions from fans. At 3:00 a.m., one fan asked, “Do you know when you guys will start filming it?” Reeves replied, “Looking like sometime around year’s end.” This answer doesn’t do much to let fans know when the new Batman flick will come out, but it does give fans hope that it will be sooner rather than later.
Looking like sometime around year’s end.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) March 15, 2019
What Matt Reeves has to say?
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Unlike the version of Batman portrayed by Affleck, Reeves’ take will center on a much younger Bruce Wayne, just starting his career as a masked vigilante.
“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale,” Reeves told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation.”
When is ‘The Batman’ releasing?
The Batman hits theaters on June 25, 2021.