Get ready for a mammoth ride with The Dark Knight on March 4th!
I love a nice, long superhero movie. The case in point is the pair of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League.’ These are two films that I can easily sit and watch in one sitting and not feel the epic run times. Three hours for ‘Avengers’, four for ‘Justice League.’ It seems to be the norm nowadays that some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters have a long-running time. Now, we can add ‘The Batman’ to the list.
It has been confirmed that the film, starring Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader in his second year, has a running time of two hours and fifty-five minutes. That’s right Batfans! Almost three hours of Batman on the big screen. This makes it the longest ‘Batman’ film of all time, even eclipsing Christopher Nolan’s 2012 trilogy closer ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ That clocked in at a whopping 165 minutes.
As per the film’s official page, the synopsis of the epic film reads:
“It’s not just a call… It’s a warning. From Warner Bros. Pictures comes Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson in the dual role of Gotham City’s vigilante detective and his alter ego, reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne. Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies—Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright)—amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.
When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.”
‘The Batman’ will unleash the truth in epic style on March 4th.
Will you be going to see the film? Does the almost three-hour running time put you off? Or are you excited to spend that amount of time in Gotham City? Drop us a line and let us know!
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Carl Roberts is the News Editor of The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!