The Batman Officially Wraps Filming

Matt Reeves’ The Batman has officially wrapped filming. Written and directed by Reeves, The Batman sees Robert Pattinson stepping into the lead role with a gritty new take on the masked vigilante. The Batman focuses on the detective aspect of Bruce Wayne/Batman as he tries to solve a series of gruesome murders in Gotham City while facing familiar foes. The film is packed with iconic Batman characters, including The Riddler (Paul Dano), Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro) and an unrecognizable Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin.

The Batman will star Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne (Picture: Getty)

Though one of the most eagerly anticipated upcoming DC movies, The Batman has faced a long road to the big screen. Production on the Caped Crusader solo film began in January 2020, but only a portion of filming had been completed before production was shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, the film faced multiple delays and restarts, one of which due to Pattinson reportedly testing positive for COVID-19. The movie was then allowed to resume filming in the U.K., despite the strict national lockdown. Filming was expected to wrap up this month, and now it’s been made official.

Reeves took to Twitter Saturday, March 13 to announce that The Batman has officially wrapped filming. The tweet, which reads “#LastDay,” includes a behind-the-scenes set photo of a clapboard for the movie in a bin along with what appears to be police evidence
Reeves’ official announcement has likely made Batman fans even more excited for the upcoming blockbuster. While there’s still a year to go before the movie hits theaters, at least there will be no more interruptions in filming to cause more delays in the film’s release. With so much mystery and anticipation surrounding the film, it’s good too see that filming has officially ended.

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