THE MCU has gone through multiple phases and ended their Avengers films after 10 successful years of planning and success. Warner Bros in that time has rebooted Batman…3 times. Its Honest Trailers – THE BATMAN time!
The Batman is a 2022 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman. Produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Films, 6th & Idaho, and Dylan Clark Productions, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is a reboot of the Batman film franchise. The film was directed by Matt Reeves, who wrote the screenplay with Peter Craig. It stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman alongside Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell. The film sees Batman, who has been fighting crime in Gotham City for two years, uncover corruption while pursuing the Riddler (Dano), a serial killer who targets Gotham’s elite.
It is intended to launch a Batman shared universe, with two sequels planned and two spin-off television series in development for HBO Max. Could you imagine if Warner Bros put this much effort into the rest of the DCEU?
As of May 2, 2022, The Batman has grossed $368.9 million in the United States and Canada, and $395.5 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $764.4 million. It is the highest-grossing film of 2022, as well as the highest-grossing serial killer film. The film’s IMAX performance helped raise its overall first quarter revenues ($60 million) by 55% and its global box office ($173.2 million) by 57% from the same period in 2021.
On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, The Batman holds an approval rating of 85% based on 471 reviews, with an average rating of 7.6/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “A grim, gritty, and gripping super-noir, The Batman ranks among the Dark Knight’s bleakest – and most thrillingly ambitious – live-action outings.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 72 out of 100 based on 68 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “A–” on an A+ to F scale, while those at PostTrak gave it an 87% positive score (with an average 4.5 out of 5 stars), with 71% saying they would definitely recommend it.
The Batman is now streaming on HBO MAX.