The Batman 2022 Movie Review – First Reactions
The first reviews for The Batman aren’t due until next week, but a smattering of blurbs has arrived early in a surprise drop. The Batman, which stars Robert Pattinson as the titular caped crusader, will be released in theaters the first weekend of next month, on March 4, 2022. The film, which is part of the greater DC Extended Universe, will be creating its own mini Batman universe, with Pattinson’s iteration of the character existing in a different Gotham than Ben Affleck’s version of the character from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Affleck is also due to appear in the upcoming The Flash movie alongside Michael Keaton’s Batman.
Pattinson’s Batman will be much earlier in his tenure delivering vigilante justice to Gotham. After patrolling the streets for two years, he comes across notorious serial killer The Riddler (Paul Dano) and must reluctantly team up with Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz) for an investigation that may just reveal dark secrets about his own family in the process. This particular Batman universe will continue on in the upcoming HBO Max series following The Penguin, who will be introduced in the film as played by Colin Farrell. Director Matt Reeves is also in early talks to develop The Batman 2.
The official review embargo for The Batman will be lifted at 9AM PST on Monday, February 28. However, a new Instagram post from MTV UK just gave a glimpse at some rapturous praise from various sources. The video, which intercuts clips from the film along with fun facts, also features selected pull quotes and buzzwords that describe the film as “euphoric,” “sensational,” and “gripping.” Read the full list of quotes and check out the video below: