While a lot of Hollywood is still on hold, two big productions are moving forward and have continued filming. Using the tweets below, you can view Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz and an unrecognizable Colin Farrell on the Liverpool, England set for The Batman and you can also check out new set photos for Mission: Impossible.
In The Batman set photos, you’ll see Pattinson as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Kravitz as Selina Kyle, and Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot.
Schedule to open in theaters on March 4, 2022, The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves (the Planet of the Apes films).
Also starring are 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, and Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál.
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.
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.
The next two Mission: Impossible movies are currently filming in Rome. In the first set photos, you can view Tom Cruise filming a car chase scene with co-star Hayley Atwell, while the second set feature Cruise riding a police motorcycle.
Writer and director Christopher McQuarrie is returning to write and direct the two sequels, with the seventh and eighth films arriving on November 19, 2021 and November 4, 2022, respectively. Skydance Media founder and CEO David Ellison will again produce.
McQuarrie previously told the Light the Fuse podcast that they decided to do two movies in order to tell Ethan Hunt’s story. “When we went into making Fallout, I said to Tom, ‘I really want to make this more of an emotional journey for [Hunt].’
“Going into this, I said, ‘I want to take what we learned from Fallout and apply it to every character in the movie. I want everyone to have an emotional arc.”
He added that Hayley Atwell’s character will be a “destructive force of nature” in the films. “In this [film], we’ve found something really, really great for the core team. What I can tell you is that they then encounter this other destructive force of nature in the form of Hayley.”
“There’s ambiguity… the interesting thing we’re exploring is her resistance to a situation she finds herself in. How she starts off, where she becomes. The journey of what she comes into and what is asked of her and potentially where she ends up.”
McQuarrie has written and directed the last two films, which were both big hits. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was released in 2015 and earned $682.7 million worldwide, while Mission: Impossible – Fallout grossed $791.1 million globally last year and is the biggest film in the franchise.