The Batman’s runtime has been revealed and it is set to be the Dark Knight’s longest solo theatrical adventure.
It won’t be long until The Batman hits the big screen. The upcoming DC film is directed by Matt Reeves and it stars Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight. After years of anticipation, it finally debuts in theaters on March 4.
There has been a lot of intrigue about The Batman since it first surfaced on fans’ radars. Originally planned as a DCEU film, it was set to star Ben Affleck as the grizzled Caped Crusader we first met in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with the star directing as well. But after Affleck’s departure from the role, it was reinvented as a total reboot.
The intrigue continued as the film slowly came to life, with Matt Reeves taking over as director and Pattinson being cast in the role. Production, the delays and eventual promotion all kept fans reading about the movie as they waited for the first solo Batman project in almost a decade (the last being Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises).
Now, the intrigue has reached new heights, as the film’s runtime has been revealed, and it’s really quite something.
The Batman’s runtime revealed
The Batman will reportedly have a runtime of 2 hours and 55 minutes (including eight minutes of credits). After rumors made their way around the internet, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news yesterday, with fans instantly taking to social media to discuss it.
The biggest topic of conversation (aside from the fact that it’s long) stemmed from the fact that this confirms The Batman will be the longest solo offering from DC’s Dark Knight. The previous record-holder was the aforementioned The Dark Knight Rises, which had a runtime of 2 hours and 45 minutes.
At present, the longest superhero film of all time does happen to feature Batman, and that is Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which runs for a whopping four hours.
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