Warner Bros. and DC Films have made some pretty questionable creative decisions over the last couple of years and while they're still struggling to make the DC Extended Universe a cohesive franchise, 2022 is promising to be the year they'll finally turn things around in the "Elseworlds" department with the help of the one and only caped crusader.
It's pretty safe to say that Matt Reeves' The Batman is the most anticipated comic book film release of 2022 which is astonishing considering the initial reception for the project was met with mixed reception from the loyal DC fanbase. But thanks to the dark and gritty tone of the film and Robert Pattinson's equally fresh yet familiar take on the iconic superhero, the project was able to win fans over even before its release.
Now, as the excitement begins to build ahead of the film's March release, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the official runtime for The Batman and it's quite staggering, to say the least. Turns out, the Robert Pattinson-led film will be the longest Dark Knight movie to date, with a runtime that clocks in at almost three hours, that's two hours and 55 minutes to be exact, including its credits. The film joins the likes of Avengers: Endgame and Zack Snyder's Justice League for the longest superhero films ever.
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Shockingly enough, it looks like WB isn't meddling with the film's runtime as previously speculated. That says a lot considering the production company has been notorious for meddling with the creative vision of its directors. I have a great feeling that The Batman will deliver and it could mark another resurgence for arguably DC's best comic book character.
The Batman is slated to hit cinemas on March 4, 2022.