The rumor spoke of 2:55 am and she was not far off. Below reality itself, because the duration of “The Batman” would be 2h47… not counting the end credits.
Get ready for a long stay on the streets of Gotham City on March 2. Because if the rumor announcing a duration of 2h55 for The Batman has been denied, the figure mentioned was not far from reality since the feature film by Matt Reeves will display 2h47 on the clock according to variety. And this without the end credits, which should add a good ten minutes to the whole, and perhaps allow it to exceed three hours.
This is obviously a record for a Batman adventure released in cinemas (although longer, the Director’s Cut of Batman v Superman and Justice League were directly exploited on video), ahead of 2h44 from The Dark Knight Rises.
Led by Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz and Paul Dano, The Batman will not be an origin story. But it will be set during the second year of Bruce Wayne’s vigilante actions, as a series of murders and puzzles left behind by the Riddler lead him to cross paths with several iconic villains. Including the Penguin and Catwoman, who then seems to be in his camp in view of the trailers.
WHEN THE MUSIC IS… BEAT
After Danny Elfman and Hans Zimmer (associated with James Newton Howard on the first two parts of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy), Michael Giacchino will have the honor of setting this new Batman to music.
The composer had also very quickly teased his work since the video revealing Robert Pattinson’s costume contained a few notes of his heroic theme, then heard in the trailers and unveiled in full a few hours ago.
We will particularly appreciate this final rise in power, which evokes the way in which Batman comes out of the shadows to swoop down on his victims, and could give us some chills in theaters, if the staging of Matt Reeves is in tune. Especially since there will be plenty of opportunities for the theme to resonate, over nearly three hours. See you on March 2 at the cinema!