THE BATMAN Director Matt Reeves Gives An Update On The Films Progress During This Pandemic.

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While the world is at a stand still due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, many if not all of tv and film productions have shut down.

One in particular many have wondered about is Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN. Reeves who is currently still in London waiting on filming to start back up spoke with DEADLINE.   Reeves offered an update on exactly how much work has been completed on the film thus far.

“We’re not officially editing right now,” he confirmed. “We’ve actually shot a quarter of the movie and I have been pouring through dailies, looking at takes, and what’s to come.”

Before the shutdown production of the film was set to move locations from London to Liverpool. But of course that was impossible one the UK was put into a lockdown. Reeves however does feel certain once things have eased up he will be able to resume filming in the UK.

When asked by the trade whether his version of the caped crusader pays homage to Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One or the Flying Graysons, he understandably responded with a laugh, and stated: “I can’t give you the answers to any of that.” 

While Reeves is looking through those dailies, he confirmed that he has no plans to make any major changes to The Batman“It took me two years to work on that story, and it’s a very specific mystery noir that’s been really thought-out by me and my partners.”

One thing he is reconsidering is, “the tone of things. It happens any time you shoot anything. The unexpected — happy accidents and things you didn’t quite expect: That is the lightning in a bottle for something that is alive. I would say that the changes really have to do with ‘Oh, seeing the tone of this’ with these scenes we haven’t done which connect to that part of the storyline.”

“It feels like there might be an opportunity to explore some of that unexpected tone that we found,” the filmmaker continued. “With these movies, you never have enough prep time, because they’re so complex and so enormous in so many ways. It also gives me a moment to think about the larger sequences that have yet to come up and how I want to realize those.”

One of the biggest issues is that it does not seem as if the lockdown going on within the UK will be letting up within the next few months. This may end up putting a very big strain on things. At the end of the day everyone’s health and safety comes first and here’s to hoping that once things get back rolling Reeves and the crew can complete a good filming and from there we wait.

Set Photo Gives Us A Better Look At THE BATMAN In Action

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Last week thanks to a camera test released by director Matt Reeves we were treated to our first look of Robert Pattinson as the dark knight in THE BATMAN. Although it was draped in red many were able to do a bit of discerning and give their opinions.

Now thanks to a set photo that has come out we have a better look at the full bat suit in action on top of the bat cycle and it is rather amazing.

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This looks more tactical then expected as we see Pattinson talking to director Matt Reeves while shooting appears to take place in a cemetery. The anticipation now for just a trailer has elevated a bit and the hype for the June 25, 2021 release has shot up astronomically.

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THE BATMAN Adds Juilliard Grad Jayme Lawson

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The casting is ramping up with Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN. Of course we know that Robert Pattinson will be the caped crusader, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon and most recently Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth with Colin Farrell as The Penguin. But now another name has entered into the fold, this time it is Juilliard grad Jayme Lawson.

The announcement which was first broken by Collider.com says that Lawson is a relatively unknown to Hollywood given that she does not even yet have an IMDB page. She just recently graduated from the famed Juilliard academy and while there has  played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet as well as the title role in Hamlet, and she has also played Lady Macbeth onstage. She also stars as the Lady in Red in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, which is now playing at the Public Theater for the first time since its premiere in 1976.

A big noted item is that Lawson’s role is currently being kept under wraps, so it safe to assume that the speculations will being to run rampant. the biggest one is that Lawson may be cast as the daughter of Wright’s Commissioner Gordon, Barbara. Which many comic book fans know that Barbara Gordon eventually becomes the masked superhero known as Batgirl.

It is worth noting that is has been mentioned that the potential Batgirl movie is expected to tie in directly with THE BATMAN so here may be the official connection.

Stay tuned to the resident super villain, Jay Washington and The Mad Titan Podcast as more news on this as it comes in.

THE BATMAN is set to hit theaters June 25, 2021

THE BATMAN Has Its Catwoman In Zoë Kravitz

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Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN is steadily taking shape with an extremely solid cast. With Robert Pattinson taking on the role of a young caped crusader, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner and Jonah Hill currently in talks to play a villain.  Now we know who will be Selina Kyle aka Catwoman, it is PRETTY LITTLE LIARS star, Zoë Kravitz.

Kravitz now adds her name to the of extraprdinary women who have snapped the whip as Selina Kyle.  Michelle Pfeiffer and Anne Hathaway in the film world. On the Gotham TV series, Kyle was played by Cameron Bicondova. Halle Berry also portrayed a version of Catwoman as did Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt in the BATMAN 1960’s series.

Kravitz’s leant her voice to THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE in which she played…yes, Catwoman.

THE BATMAN is set to hit theaters June 25, 2021.

WESTWORLD’s Jeffrey Wright May Become THE BATMAN’s Commissioner Gordon

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If you want to have someone who will be the police liaison and ally if you would to Robert Pattinson’s dark knight in THE BATMAN this here is a wonderful choice.

Jeffrey Wright (WESTWORLD) is in negotiations to join Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN as Jim Gordon.  At the time of this article being written nothing is official. The reason the title of Commissioner was not used with Gordon’s name is because it is not known yet what phase of his career will we see Gordon in. We know that the film will center around a younger Dark Knight but that does not give the stage of Gordon’s police career whether he is the Commissioner or if he is still a detective.

THE BATMAN is set to arrive in theaters on June 25, 2021

Jonah Hill In Talks To Play A Villain in THE BATMAN

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This is an interesting development into the casting for Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN. It is being reported that Jonah Hill is in talks to join the noir detective film starring Robert Pattinson.

Now nothing is set in stone as of now but what’s makes this an even more intriguing development is that Hill is potentially set to portray a villain in the caped crusader flick. There are reportedly set to be at least 6 villains in the film. So there could be a number of rogues he could play. For this writer, The Penguin seems like the best role to drop the actor/director into.

THE BATMAN is set for a June 25, 2021, release.