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The Batman Has Wrapped Filming

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The Batman Has Wrapped Filming

Filming has finally wrapped on The Batman.

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The hotly-anticipated movie will see Robert Pattinson play the Caped Crusader, starring alongside other big names such as Colin Farrell (Penguin), Zoë Kravitz (Catwoman), and Andy Serkis (Alfred).

But the film's director has now revealed that shooting has finally completed.

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Sharing a photo from behind the scenes, Matt Reeves said: "#LastDay #TheBatman."

The film had originally been slated for release in October 2021, but due to the delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic it was pushed back to March 2022. So fans still have a while longer to wait.

Speaking recently about the plot for the brooding thriller, Reeves told fans that it wasn't an origin story.

At FanDome last year, he said: "It's not an origin tale, and you're meeting him in the early days.

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"What's really important about this iteration is that you know a lot of the other stories are about how he had to master his fear and master himself in order to become Batman and that in that Batman state, he's sort of in his best self.

"And I think for me, what was exciting was not doing that, not doing the origin, not doing what we've seen done so beautifully in other movies, but instead to meet him in the middle of this criminological experiment to see him in the becoming of Batman and to see him make mistakes as Batman, see him grow and fail and be heroic do all of the things that we associate with Batman but in a way that felt very human and very flawed."

Serkis told LADbible last year that Reeves' take on the iconic character was really exciting.

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While he remained tight-lipped about it all, he admitted to LADbible that the film will be more intense than others that have gone before it.

When asked whether fans were right to expect a 'darker, broodier' Batman, the Lord of The Rings star laughed: "I would say that's not far from the truth.

"It's very much about the emotional connection between Alfred and Bruce. That's really at the centre of it. And it is a really exquisite script that Matt has written."

Robert Pattinson will play the Caped Crusader. Credit: PA
Robert Pattinson will play the Caped Crusader. Credit: PA
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Andy is taking over the mantel from two of British cinema's greats in Michael Gough and Michael Caine, who have both played Alfred.

However, Andy, who is currently editing Venom 2, which he directed, said he isn't looking to mimic previous performances, he is instead focused on creating his own version of the iconic character.

He said: "He [Caine] was fantastic. His Alfred was legendary, I couldn't even begin to go there, really.

"You find it for yourself. It's like playing these iconic roles in Shakespeare, you go back, you revisit them and you have to make it your own, and see what it is about he character that connects with you and your personal venn diagram."

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Adding: "I was literally half way through shooting my part in it when we got shut down. So it will be interesting to see when that resurfaces how it has been affected by it [lockdown].

"But it is, it's going to be a beautiful film."

Featured Image Credit: PA

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