With the virtual DC FanDome convention taking place this Saturday, August 22, director Matt Reeves has given fans an early look at The Batman logo and artwork created by Jim Lee. You can view The Batman logo above and scroll down to view the art!
Warner Bros. Pictures has scheduled The Batman to open in theaters on October 1, 2021. It’s the same weekend that Joker opened in 2019.
Director Matt Reeves (the Planet of the Apes films) is at the helm, with Robert Pattinson (upcoming Tenet, The Lighthouse, Good Time) leading The Batman cast as Gotham City’s vigilante detective, Batman, and billionaire Bruce Wayne.
Starring alongside Pattinson as Gotham’s famous and infamous cast of characters are 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, and Jeffrey Wright (the Hunger Games films) as the GCPD’s James Gordon.
John Turturro (the Transformers films) will play Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven, Black Mass) is Gotham D.A. Gil Colson, and Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál.
Also appearing are 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.
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.
Michael Giacchino will be composing the score for the film. Reeves and Giacchino have worked together on multiple films, beginning with Cloverfield in 2008. They also worked together on Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War for the Planet of the Apes.
HBO Max recently announced it has also given a series commitment to an original DC drama set in the Gotham City police department from The Batman filmmaker Matt Reeves, Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter, The Batman producer Dylan Clark, and Warner Bros. Television.
The television series, to be written by Winter, is set in the world Reeves is creating for The Batman feature film and will build upon the motion picture’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City, ultimately launching a new Batman universe across multiple platforms.
The series provides an unprecedented opportunity to extend the world established in the movie and further explore the myriad of compelling and complex characters of Gotham.
Reeves’ 6th & Idaho production company will produce the series in association with Warner Bros. Television. Reeves and Emmy winner/Oscar nominee Winter (The Sopranos, The Wolf of Wall Street) will executive produce with Clark (Bird Box, Rise, Dawn, and War for Planet of the Apes).
The Gotham City police department drama, which is based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, will also be executive produced by 6th & Idaho’s Daniel Pipski (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) and Adam Kassan (Tales from the Loop); Rafi Crohn (Tales from the Loop) will co-executive produce. Warner Bros. International Television Distribution will distribute the series globally.