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Robert Pattinson's The Batman Will Be a Three-Hour Behemoth

The caped crusader is back with his longest film to date.

Batman has gotten so many movie adaptations over the years that we stopped counting sometime after Tim Burton's second film. With so many movies and TV shows dedicated to the caped crusader, you would think that his story has been told in its entirety. 

That’s where we’re wrong because it appears there’s always something new to unveil with Gotham’s Dark Knight. Undoubtedly the most favored superhero of all time, Batman’s latest adaptation is going to be a three-hour behemoth—the longest of any Batman film. 

Matt Reeves’ The Batman will have a runtime of exactly two hours and 55 minutes, with an additional eight minutes for the credits alone. This will make The Batman, who will be played by Robert Pattinson, the third-longest superhero film in history, beaten only by Avengers: Endgame (three hours and one minute) and Zack Snyder’s Justice League (four hours and two minutes). 

Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice came in at two hours and 32 minutes, about the same time as Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Batman Begins ended after two hours and 20 minutes, while The Dark Knight Rises closed at two hours and 45 minutes. 

Not only will Matt Reeves’ Batman movie be longer, its antihero will also be younger. Robert Pattinson’s iteration of Batman will explore the psyche of a young Bruce Wayne in his early years as Gotham’s vigilante. While Nolan’s trilogy and Snyder’s version explored Batman at his peak, the upcoming Batman film will be an almost coming-of-age for the caped crusader as he descends further into the dark underbelly of Gotham. 


Joining Pattinson are Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, and Paul Dano as the Riddler. The movie was written by Reeves and Peter Craig and produced by Reeves and Dylan Clark. The Batman will premiere in U.S. cinemas on March 4 and will stream on HBO Max/Go 45 days later.

While the movie is still two months away, fans can get themselves in the mood for the dark knight as Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino just dropped the main theme for Matt Reeves’ The Batman. 

It’s just the first song of the score, but it’s enough to set the tone and get us hyped for another dark adventure with DC’s best antihero. 

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