‘The Batman’ Runtime Revealed: 2 Hours and 47 Minutes, Without Credits

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Warner Bro. Pictures has announced that Matt Reeves’ new The Batman movie has a runtime of 167 minutes–that’s two hours and 47 minutes–without credits. Variety was the first to report the film’s length. The movie is due to arrive on March 4.

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That runtime means The Batman is also set to be one of the longest comic-book movies ever. It won’t exceed but is now in good company with Zack Snyder‘s Justice League (242 minutes) and Avengers: Endgame (181 minutes). The length, while considerable, also isn’t exactly a shock. Well in advance of its March release date, Warner Bros. already announced that last fall it was looking at two spin-off series for HBO Max. One will center on the Penguin, as portrayed by Colin Farell. Another will focus on the Gotham City Police Department. In other words, we had to know the movie’s scope and story was massive to fuel all that before hitting theaters.

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“The Batman” finds Robert Pattinson following in the footsteps of Michael Keaton, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck and more by taking over the role of Bruce Wayne on the big screen. Pattinson stars opposite  Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth and Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin.

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Reactions to “The Batman” trailers have compared Reeves’ vision to the dark crime atmosphere of David Fincher’s films, and a 167-minute runtime would imply Reeves is taking the slow-burn detective route. “The Batman” runs longer than Fincher’s own crime opus “Zodiac” (157 minutes). The movie is also longer than recent lengthy tentpole and James Bond blockbuster “No Time to Die” (163 minutes), and it edges out the runtime of Christopher Nolan’s longest Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises” (165 minutes).

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“The Batman” marks Reeves’ first movie since 2017’s “War for the Planet of the Apes.” The filmmaker co-wrote the script with Peter Craig.

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https://variety.com

https://www.gamespot.com

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