After being in the buzz for a long time, a new solo Batman movie is finally happening. Matt Reeves will be seen succeeding Ben Affleck as director of ‘The Batman’ and will star Robert Pattinson in the titular role. Taking to his Twitter handle, Matt Reeves shared a picture of the clapboard with his fans, announcing the beginning of the official filming of the movie. He captioned the post as, ‘#DayOne #TheBatman cc: @GreigfraserD’
The film also features actors like Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Colin Farrell as Penguin and Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon. The casting reportedly suggests that the Batman will have a whole rogue’s gallery of supervillains.
Ben Affleck was the last actor to play Batman. He first appeared as the character in ‘Batman v Superman’ in 2016, and reprised it in 2017’s ‘Justice League’. After the critical and commercial failure of ‘Justice League’, one of the most expensive films ever made, the actor chose to quit the role. The Batman will hit theatres on June 25, 2021.