The Batman‘s official runtime has been confirmed to be 2 hours and 47 minutes without the credits. With the previews and credits, that puts it over 3 hours long. Among the previous Batman films, the next closest in runtime was The Dark Knight Rises at 2 hours and 45 minutes. As for other comic book movies, only Avengers: Endgame and Zack Snyder’s Justice League are longer.

With the US in the midst of a COVID-19 surge due to the Omicron, Warner Bros. might be wary of keeping the current March 4th release date. However, that doesn’t look likely to change. With a movie that long, it’s always a gamble by the studio to put it in theaters these days. A character like Batman should be able to force a huge box-office draw like Spider-Man: No Way Home did late last year and early this year.

We’ll have to see if the lengthy runtime affects The Batman in any way. It stars Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrell, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, and Andy Serkis. Matt Reeves directs a script by himself and Peter Craig.

The Batman Synopsis From Warner Bros.

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 highlights a jam-packed March for comic book and movie fans. It’ll also see the release of Moon Knight on Disney+.

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