The Batman Set Photos Seemingly Confirm Existence of Other DC Heroes
As The Batman production moves from the UK to Chicago, new behind-the-scenes photos from the Chicago set of director Matt Reeves’ highly-anticipated DC film have surfaced online through Twitter. The photos, which you can check out below, provide us a preview of what looks like a scene of a costume/ Halloween party in Gotham City which featured a few extras wearing intriguing costumes that seemingly confirmed the existence of Superman and Wonder Woman within Reeves’ Robert Pattinson-led Batverse. In another set photo taken by Comic Book’s Brandon Davis, it also potentially confirms that The Batman might be set in the year 2019.
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.”
During DC FanDome, director Matt Reeves, who co-wrote the screenplay along with Peter Craig, confirmed the movie will focus on Bruce Wayne’s second year as Batman, and, per Walter Hamada, that the film is set in a different universe separate from the Justice League DCEU characters. Reeves also revealed that the movie is a detective story that follows a series of murders that open up the history of corruption in Gotham and how Bruce’s family is linked.
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 March 4, 2022.