Moviegoers are thrilled to see Robert Pattinson’s The Batman movie in theaters but they should brace themselves as it’s set to be the longest movie in the franchise ever at nearly three hours long. The most anticipated comic book movie is said to have a running time of two hours and 55 minutes, including eight minutes of credits, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Additionally, sources at Warner Bros. confirmed the runtime to THR on Thursday, making it the longest-running solo Batman movie so far. It will also be one of the lengthiest superhero films behind Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, which has a run time of three hours and one minute. But the longest superhero movie is Zac Snyder’s Justice League, starring Ben Affleck as Batman at four hours and two minutes.
However, it was a director’s cut that did not receive a cinematic release as per DailyMail. Pattinson’s The Batman from director Matt Reeves is scheduled to release in theatres on March 4. Reeves previously directed monster smash Cloverfield (2008), Let Me In (2010), and the sci-fi sequels Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017).
Meanwhile, The Batman is the latest reboot of the beloved DC Comics character and features Zoe Kravitz as the iconic character Catwoman, previously played in the franchise by Michelle Pfeiffer and Anne Hathaway. The former star of The Twilight Saga was officially cast as the Caped Crusader back in May 2019, after Ben Affleck left the role months before.
Pattinson had actively pursued the role in The Batman, telling Variety in 2019, “I’d had Batman in my mind for a while. ‘It’s such an absurd thing to say. I sort of had an idea to do it, and I’d been prodding Matt. He didn’t accept any prods. I kept asking to meet him.” The actor first got to try on the Batman suit during the final stages of the audition process.