The Batman to resume production in the UK next month
As a number of major Hollywood productions are gearing up overseas to make their 2021 release dates, it’s been announced that the Robert Pattinson-led The Batman will be returning to Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the UK to resume shooting, according to Deadline.
Filming on the highly-anticipated reboot was shut down in March due to the ongoing global pandemic, but sources report that construction on new sets for the film began sometime last month and that Reeves had shot roughly a quarter of the film before the halt in production. This weekend’s DC FanDome event will feature a panel focused on the still mysterious project, but with word coming that co-writer/director Matt Reeves has no plans to begin editing the film just yet, it’s likely no footage will be shown during the panel.
Starring alongside Robert Pattinson’s Batman/Bruce Wayne is Zoë Kravitz (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Mad Max: Fury Road) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 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 Seven, Black 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 Them, Dumbo) as Oswald Cobblepot. Twins Max and Charlie Carver have also joined the movie in “sizable roles.”
Plot details are still being kept under wraps but The Batman is reportedly set to explore the Dark Knight’s younger years with Reeves further hinting at the film’s connection to the iconic comic book story arc “Year One” by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli which was published in 1987.
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.
The Batman opens in theaters on October 1, 2021.