Principal photography begins on Matt Reeves’ “The Batman”
Principal photography has officially begun on The Batman.
Matt Reeves (Cloverfield and the Planet of the Apes films), who is helming the film, earlier tweeted a photo of the clapper used on set, with what is probably the official logo to be used in the film.
#DayOne #TheBatman cc: @GreigfraserD pic.twitter.com/kOgcsa6zX3
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) January 27, 2020
Robert Pattinson (the upcoming Tenet, The Lighthouse, and–yes–the Twilight films) stars as the titular character and his alter ego, billionaire Bruce Wayne. Starring alongside Pattinson as Gotham’s famous and infamous cast of characters are Zoë Kravitz (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Mad Max: Fury Road) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (the Hunger Games films) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the Transformers films) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven, Black Mass) as Gotham District Attorney Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the Planet of the Apes films, Black Panther) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Dumbo) as Oswald Cobblepot.
Reeves and Dylan Clark (also from the Planet of the Apes series) are producing the film, with Simon Emanuel, Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada and Chantal Nong Vo serving as executive producers. Reeves is also accompanied by a heavy-hitting behind-the-scenes creative team, which includes Oscar-nominated director of photography Greig Fraser (of the upcoming Dune adaptation); his Planet of the Apes production designer, James Chinlund; editors William Hoy (the Planet of the Apes films) and Tyler Nelson (Rememory); Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Dan Lemmon (The Jungle Book); Oscar-nominated SFX supervisor Dominic Tuohy (1917, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker); Oscar-nominated sound mixer Stuart Wilson (1917, the Star Wars franchise); Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran (1917, Little Women, Anna Karenina) and costume designers Glyn Dillon (the Star Wars franchise) and David Crossman (1917, the Star Wars franchise); hair designer Zoe Tahir (the James Bond film Spectre and the upcomingNo Time to Die and); and Oscar-nominated makeup designer Naomi Donne (1917).
Batman was created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. Based on characters from DC, “The Batman” is set to open in Philippine theaters June 24, 2021 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.