We're now less than two months away before The Batman gets released in theaters and fans have been excited to see the new iteration of the Caped Crusader played by Robert Pattinson. More information is also starting to emerge about the film as the marketing is starting to gear up soon, but one of the questions that fans have been wondering is how long will the movie be? Now, it looks like we may have the answer.
According to the IMAX Melbourne website, the running time for The Batman is listed at 176 minutes or 2 hours and 56 minutes. We do have to take note that Warner Bros. has not officially confirmed the number yet so we have to take this with a grain of salt for now.
However, if the film's running time is indeed at almost three hours, that would easily make it the longest Batman movie so far (not counting the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). Most Batman-centric movies have been more than two hours, but none of them were close to three hours.
If The Batman is confirmed to be almost three hours long, it does raise a lot of interesting points as it indicates that the film will be spending a lot of time fleshing out the titular character as well as the supporting characters especially with the number of villains that it will have. It is also an indication that perhaps Matt Reeves was given some freedom by Warner Bros. on how long the final cut will be.
We do also have to consider the huge possibility that the reported running time might not be true at all since it is also likely that the studio won't sign on with an almost three-hour running time since that will be longer than the usual length of tentpole films. Let's just wait and see what the official running time will be once the studio announces it so that the audience can plan their bathroom break accordingly.
The Batman is set to be released in theaters on March 4.