DC Comics’ Dark Knight has a long and successful history in films and television, and now he’s poised to return to the big screen in The Batman, the upcoming solo feature set in Warner Bros. Pictures’ cinematic universe of DC superheroes and villains. The development has been slow on the project, but casting now appears to be underway, both official and otherwise.
Set to be directed and written by Cloverfield and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes filmmaker Matt Reeves, The Batman will be the character’s first solo feature since the conclusion of Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed Dark Knight trilogy. The film scheduled to hit theaters in June 2021, with Robert Pattinson taking over the role of the Dark Knight and several other well-known faces playing some of Gotham’s most prominent citizens.
Here’s everything we know about The Batman so far.
- Title: The Batman
- Release date: June 25, 2021
- Cast: Robert Pattinson, Joe Manganiello, Jeremy Irons, Zoe Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright
- Director: Matt Reeves
The Batman cast: Who is playing Bruce Wayne, and who else stars?
A lifetime ago, it seems Ben Affleck was going to star in and direct The Batman. But a lot has changed, and now Robert Pattinson will star in the titular role.
Pattinson has had a lot of time to prepare for the role by doing quite what you’d expect: reading the comics. Every actor that takes on Batman has to put his stamp on the iconic, gravelly voice. Pattinson’s will be “kind of piratey.”
Though there’s no Joker, The Batman will star The Riddler, aka Edward Nashton, played by Paul Dano.
Batman will have an ally in Selina Kyle, aka Cat Woman, played by Zoe Kravitz, and a love-hate relationship with Commissioner Gordon, played by Westworld star Jeffery Wright.