Matt Reeves Announces Start of Production on The Batman

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Matt Reeves Announces Start of Production on The Batman

After months of casting developments and story rumors, cameras are finally ready to roll on The Batman. Director Matt Reeves took to Twitter to formally announce the start of principal photography on the highly anticipated reboot. To do this, he shared a photo of a clapperboard adorned with an early version of the film’s logo. You can check it out for yourself below.

Technically, production on The Batman has been underway for a few weeks. A few amateur paparazzi have spent the last month capturing a handful of pictures from the movie’s London sets. Fans also spotted several extras playing Gotham City police officers along with several GCPD vehicles. Additionally, photos of a Gotham Action News van and a Gotham Water & Power truck have shown up online as well.

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Additionally, Warner Bros. Pictures has confirmed all of the cast and crew for the film (via Vital Thrills). Starring alongside Robert Pattinson’s Batman/Bruce Wayne is Zoë Kravitz (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldMad Max: Fury Road) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (Love & Mercy12 Years a Slave) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (the Hunger Games films) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the Transformers films) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent SevenBlack Mass) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the Planet of the Apes films, Black Panther) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemDumbo) as Oswald Cobblepot.

Reeves and Dylan Clark (the Planet of the Apes films) are producing the film, with Simon Emanuel, Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada and Chantal Nong Vo serving as executive producers.

Reeves’ behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-nominated director of photography Greig Fraser (Lion, Dune); his Planet of the Apes production designer, James Chinlund; editors William Hoy (the Planet of the Apes films) and Tyler Nelson (Rememory); and Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Dan Lemmon (The Jungle Book); Oscar-nominated SFX supervisor Dominic Tuohy (1917Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker).

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Also on board are Oscar-nominated sound mixer Stuart Wilson (1917, the Star Wars franchise); Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran (1917Little WomenAnna Karenina) and costume designers Glyn Dillon (the Star Wars franchise) and David Crossman (1917, the Star Wars franchise); hair designer Zoe Tahir (No Time to DieSpectre); and Oscar-nominated makeup designer Naomi Donne (1917). As was previously confirmed, Michael Giacchino (Cloverfield, Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) will be composing the score for the film.

The Batman opens in theaters on June 25, 2021.

Are you more excited to see the reboot now that filming has begun? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!

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