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Robert Pattinson's The Batman Will Be The Longest Batman Movie Ever Made

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Robert Pattinson's The Batman Will Be The Longest Batman Movie Ever Made

The run time for Robert Pattinson's The Batman has been revealed and, whoo boy, it's a long one.

The next instalment in the Caped Crusader filmography is just shy of three hours at a casual two hours and 55 minutes.

It's the longest Batman film ever made and falls just a few minutes short of being the longest superhero movie to hit cinemas.

Avengers: Endgame took that trophy in 2019 with a runtime of three hours and one minute.

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Credit: Warners Bros.
Credit: Warners Bros.

People have also noted how Zack Snyder's cut of The Justice League goes for a shocking four hours and two minutes, however it never actually made it to theatres, according to IGN, so it doesn't really count.

The Batman, which is due for release in March, outpaces The Dark Knight Rises, which clocked in at two hours and 44 minutes.

The instalment before that, The Dark Knight, wasn't too close behind at two hours and 32 minutes.

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The majority of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are more than two hours, with the exception of Ant-Man and Doctor Strange, so it's impressive to see The Batman really take its time with its story.

Considering we're getting a new Batman, Catwoman, Penguin and The Riddler, we're going to need to make sure there's enough space for each character to breathe and have their origins told.

Director Matt Reeves recently revealed he wrote the main part specifically for Robert Pattinson.

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.
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Many gawked at the idea of Edward Cullen from Twilight beating up baddies in Gotham and speaking in that harsh accent.

However, Reeves looked at the British actor's other work and was hopeful he would accept the offer to play the Dark Knight.

"From the beginning, I was imagining the character in my head," he told Movie Maker.

"I watched movies of actors in the age range and he really captivated me. I started writing for him. I had no idea if he'd ever want to be in the movie.

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"He's such a wonderful actor. And I knew that he would be able to go on that search with me for the depth and complexity of this character.'

Robert agreed that he had never considered auditioning for comic book movies before, however one thing led to another and now he's at the helm of one of the biggest names in superhero lore.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, The Batman, Robert Pattinson

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