- The Batman will finally hit theaters on March 4, 2022.
- Andy Serkis, who stars as Alfred Pennyworth, claims the film is a masterpiece.
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For as stacked as the end-of-year movie schedule currently is, it can be argued that the 2022 slate is even more epic, beginning first and foremost with The Batman in March.
The first solo-Batman film since 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which stars Robert Pattinson as the titular Dark Knight, is set to — once again — reinvent the character for a new generation and launch an entirely new franchise, a franchise that will (thankfully) be separate from the main DCEU.
Based on everything we’ve heard thus far — from comments from the director himself to rumors that a sequel has already been greenlit — particularly from Venom: Let There Be Carnage director Andy Serkis, who’s starring as faithful Wayne family butler Alfred Pennyworth in the film, that reinvention is set to become the latest cinematic Batman masterpiece.
“I’ll tell you that it was fantastic being reunited with Matt Reeves, [producer] Dylan Clark and [VFX supervisor] Dan Lemmon from the Apes films. We had such a great time making it, and when it eventually comes to the screen, Matt Reeves will have made another masterpiece film because he’s so super invested in it. But yeah, I’ve been forbidden, expressly forbidden, to talk about Alfred.” [via The Hollywood Reporter]
The Batman — which stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Jeffrey Wright as Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham District Attorney Gil Colson — is currently set to hit theaters in the United States on March 4, 2022.