The Batman - 2022 - Facts and Trivia

02 March 2023
The Batman is superhero film directed by Matt Reeves, which serves as a reboot of sorts to the Batman franchise. 

The movie is a dark, gritty, and noirish take on the iconic DC Comics character, exploring his origins and early years as the Caped Crusader. 

The film features a talented cast, including Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, and Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin.

The movie naturally takes place in Gotham City, where a series of gruesome murders occur. The killer leaves clues that are connected to the history of the city and its most prominent figures. Bruce Wayne, who has recently returned to Gotham after several years away, is determined to solve the mystery and stop the killer, but he soon realizes that he is dealing with a more complex and dangerous situation than he initially thought. 

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Along the way, he crosses paths with Selina Kyle, a skilled cat burglar, and James Gordon, a dedicated police officer who becomes an ally to Batman. Together, they try to unravel the mystery while facing various challenges, including the emergence of several notorious villains.

The Batman received mostly positive reviews from both critics and audiences. The film's dark and moody atmosphere, intense action sequences, and strong performances were praised. Robert Pattinson's portrayal of Batman was also well received, with many critics noting his ability to capture the brooding and conflicted nature of the character. Zoe Kravitz's portrayal of Catwoman was also a standout, with many critics praising her chemistry with Pattinson. The film's plot and pacing were criticized by some, but overall, the movie was considered a success.

The casting of Robert Pattinson as Batman was initially met with skepticism from some fans, who were unsure if he could pull off the iconic role. However, his performance in the movie was widely praised, with many critics and fans hailing him as one of the best actors to portray Batman. Pattinson's brooding and introspective take on the character was seen as a refreshing departure from previous iterations, which focused more on his physical prowess. 

Zoe Kravitz's portrayal of Catwoman was also well received, with many praising her strong and independent take on the character.

One of the most notable aspects of The Batman is its use of music. The film features Nirvana's, "Something in the Way" to set the tone and mood of the movie. The score, composed by Michael Giacchino, is also a standout, with many critics praising its haunting and atmospheric quality. The music in the film is used to great effect, adding to the overall sense of tension and unease.

The Batman is set on Earth-2, a parallel universe in the DC Multiverse. 

This means that the movie is not directly connected to other DC movies, such as the Justice League or Wonder Woman franchises. 

However, the film still exists within the broader DC realm, and it is likely that future movies and TV shows will draw inspiration from its depiction of Batman and Gotham City. 

Overall, The Batman is a successful reboot of the Batman franchise, offering a fresh and compelling take on the character and his world.

Here are some trivia and facts about the production of The Batman:

  1. Director Matt Reeves, who also co-wrote the screenplay, has said that the movie was inspired by classic film noir, as well as the works of Alfred Hitchcock and David Fincher (likely being Fight Club, Seven and Zodiac).
  2. The film began production in January 2020, with filming taking place in various locations in the UK, including Glasgow, Liverpool, and London. 
  3. The film's production team built a full-scale replica of Gotham City on a soundstage in Leavesden Studios in the UK. The set, which took over a year to build, included over 100 buildings, bridges, and streets.
  4. Robert Pattinson was cast as Batman in May 2019, after a lengthy casting process that reportedly involved several other actors, including Nicholas Hoult and Armie Hammer.
  5. Zoe Kravitz, who plays Catwoman in the film, had previously auditioned for the role of Bruce Wayne's love interest, Rachel Dawes, in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins (2005).
  6. Paul Dano, who plays The Riddler in the film, was reportedly drawn to the role because of the character's complexity and the opportunity to play a villain who is not motivated by money or power.
  7. Colin Farrell, who plays Penguin in the film, underwent extensive makeup and prosthetics to transform into the character, with the actor saying that he was unrecognizable to his own children.
  8. The film's score, composed by Michael Giacchino, was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, with Giacchino saying that he wanted to create a soundtrack that was "dark, moody, and atmospheric."
  9. The film features a new version of the Batmobile, which has been described as a "muscle car meets a tank." The vehicle was designed by production designer James Chinlund and built by special effects company FBFX.
  10. The film's release was delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the movie ultimately being released in March 2022. Despite the delays, the film was a box office success, grossing over $1 billion worldwide.
  11. The film was shot on 65mm film, which gives a rich, detailed image quality that is rare in modern films.
  12. The film features several nods to previous Batman films and comics, including references to Batman: Year One, The Long Halloween, and Batman Returns.
  13. The film was originally slated to be the first in a trilogy, with Matt Reeves saying that he had ideas for two more movies. However, after the success of the film, it is unclear if the sequel plans will change or not.
  14. The film's cinematography was done by Greig Fraser, who has worked on films such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Dune (2021). He was nominated for an Oscar for his work on The Batman.
  15. The film's version of Catwoman is based on the character's early appearances in the Batman comics, when she was a cat burglar who was often at odds with the Caped Crusader.
  16. The film features a strong focus on detective work, with Batman and Commissioner Gordon working together to solve a series of interconnected crimes in Gotham City.
  17. The film's cast and crew reportedly underwent strict COVID-19 protocols during production, including regular testing and wearing masks when not on camera. Despite this, several members of the cast and crew reportedly contracted the virus during filming, causing delays in production.


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