Matt Reeves resumes filming The Batman in the UK.
The director had barely shot the Robert Pattinson-starrer for two months early this year (2020), when the Corononavirus global pandemic halted production of their London schedule in March. Subsequently the Warner Bros’ film that was slated to release in June 2021, was postponed to October 1, 2021. The film also stars Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle aka Catwoman and the actress has reportedly already flown to London to resume the shoot.
The set production of this reboot of the Batman film franchise had already begun in August in parts of London, which lend a Gothic touch to the backdrop as Gotham City. The film’s shoot is expected to wrap up by the year-end.
The highly-anticipated film’s teaser-trailer and the first look of Robert Pattinson as the caped-crusader Batman, as well as his real identity, Bruce Wayne were recently released at the mega-virtual event – the DC FanDome (August 22).
Pattinson’s first look as the Batman has been eliciting much interest and the film’s teaser-trailer suggests that the film will be darker than its predecessors and the superhero will be the darkest yet!
Check out the trailer here: https://youtu.be/jcL-73jr6oA
Set to Nirvana’s ‘Something in the Way’, the extended look at Pattinson’s 2021 reboot features Jeffrey Wright as GCPD’s Jim Gordon, who seems to be investigating a murder, while the killer has left a cryptic message for Batman. Besides Catwoman, fans also get a glimpse of Colin Farrell as Oswald ‘Oz’ Cobblepot aka Penguin, while Edward Nashton aka Riddler (played by Paul Dano) is suggested to be a relatively new villain on the scene. Bruce Wayne’s faithful butler Alfred Pennyworth will be played by Andy Serkis. Fans were also treated to the Batsuit and the Batmobile, both of which got a thumbs-up and an excited response. Reeves revealed at the DC event that both the suit and the Batmobile had major inputs by Pattinson.
Meanwhile, filmmaker Christopher Nolan who had helmed The Dark Knight Trilogy with Christian Bale playing the Gotham City saviour revealed that he was thrilled when he learned that Robert Pattinson had been zeroed in to play Batman. Interestingly, Pattinson was shooting for Nolan’s recently-released Tenet when news of him playing the DC superhero came about officially. Nolan’s second Batman movie The Dark Knight (2008) is considered to be one of the best movies in the superhero genre so far.