Rejoice, Batman fans, as production on The Batman has officially begun.
Taking to Twitter to share the news, director Matt Reeves — who has helmed films such as Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War for the Planet of the Apes — posted a picture of a clapperboard with what appears to be the film’s official logo with the caption “#DayOne #TheBatman.”
The Batman represents a major opportunity for Warner Bros., as it can be argued that they haven’t gotten the character — arguably the most popular comic book character of all-time — right since the days of Christopher Nolan.
Thus far, the film seems promising, as Reeves not only has a solid track record of directing intelligent action films, but the movie has been described as a story that will focus on a younger version of the Dark Knight and will highlight his detective skills more than Batman films of the past.
Those involved with the film have certainly been saying all the right things, as Colin Farrell — who is playing Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin — described the movie as being “really beautiful, dark, moving script, really gorgeous.”
The Batman — which stars Robert Pattinson as BruceWayne/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 Commissioner James Gordon, and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth — hits theaters in the United States on Friday, June 25.
At this time, it is unclear when the first trailer will debut, although it would be a safe bet to assume that fans get their first taste of the film at one of this summer’s comic conventions i.e. San Diego Comic-Con.
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