Matt Reeves’ The Batman is almost over, and the team is close to the end of the production schedule. The actors portraying the gangs of thugs have wrapped up filming.
The upcoming Batman is directed by Reeves and hence has a different flavor in it. Robert Pattinson is the new cap crusader of the film alongside Paul Dano, Zoë Kravitz, John Turturro, Barry Keoghan, Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrell, and Jayme Lawson. The movie depicts the initial days of Batman when Bruce Wayne explores Gotham City’s crimes and faces the villain Riddler, a serial killer.
Initially, Ben Affleck was set to direct, produce, and also act in the movie. However, Affleck left the project, and Reeves entered the project. Matt always wanted to cast Pattinson for the role. The shooting of the film started in London, England, in January 2020. The filming suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resumed in September after Pattinson was recovered from coronavirus.
The film and theatre industry is suffering a lot due to the pandemic. And because of the uncertainty, most of the projects target their release date in around next year or 2022. Reeves’ The Batman has also changed its release date many times. Initially, it was June 2021, then it rescheduled for October 2021, and the most recently revealed date is March 2022.
The team recently shared that they have almost completed the shoot of Gotham’s street gang. The gang characters are still unknown, but they will join the project alongside other antagonists, including Carmine Falcone, The Penguin, and The Riddler. The update from the team that the production work is close to its finish line is exciting.
Actor Jay Lycurgo shared a photo on Instagram to mark the occasion. He is in donning pale makeup, and Colin Farrell is almost unrecognizable, portraying fellow villain, The Penguin. The post was captioned as Batman is wrapped for the crying thug. See you in 2022.
You can check the original post in the official account of “jaylycurgo” on Instagram.
Reeves’ Batman is set into a much darker tone than the recent cinematic iterations of the superhero. Lycurgo’s Instagram post reveals that the movie has a different and unique element that it has promised to its audience. The film would take over from the 1970’s Batman comics and 1990’s comic The Long Halloween. According to Reeves, the Batman franchise never explored Batman’s origin and why he chose the costume for him. In every film, the origin is a little different from others. And Reeves wants to give the superhero a solid base for the future franchise.
Fans are very excited to see what Reeves has planned for them and how well Pattinson fits into the character. The little glimpses from the movie have created much anticipation among the audience. However, the film does have a unique tone as compared to other Batman films. At the same time, the wrap of the shooting for Gotham street gangs is confirmed. The filming of the movie took place in different cities, including Chicago and Liverpool.