Matt Reeves’ highly-anticipated The Batman starring Robert Pattinson as the new Caped Crusader has now entered the pre-production phase after over two years of development. Matt Reeves became the writer and director of The Batman after Ben Affleck stepped down from those duties and officially retired from the role, which will now be passed onto Robert Pattinson.
IMDb has revealed that The Batman has transitioned from the “Script” phase to the “Pre-Production” phase:
The Batman is officially in pre-production! pic.twitter.com/0gfHRD3Yh2
— Thomas Polito (@thomas_polito) July 1, 2019
With Robert Pattinson currently filming the new Christopher Nolan film Tenet, Matt Reeves and company are hard at work in the pre-production process of The Batman, which will include the casting of numerous other roles in the cast that will reportedly include a Rogues Gallery of iconic Batman villains such as Penguin and Catwoman among others.
Matt Reeves is expected to begin principal photography on The Batman with Robert Pattinson early next year. Fans hoping that Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson will make an appearance at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con will be left disappointed since Warner Bros. recently announced their intention to skip a Hall H presentation this year.
Plot details for Matt Reeves’ The Batman are still under wraps. Previous rumors once pointed to an earlier version of the script featuring Ben Affleck bookending the film as his current Batman while the film introduced a younger version of the Dark Knight. But with Ben Affleck officially retired from the role, Robert Pattinson has officially replaced the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League actor in the role.
While details are slim, Matt Reeves has confirmed that his film featuring Robert Pattinson is not based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic and will emphasize Batman as the world’s greatest detective more than previous films have in the past.
The Batman hits theaters on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned for more updates on the project.
Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos
Netflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.
A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.
You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.