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'The Batman' Is A Three Hour-Long Full-Blown Noir Thriller

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'The Batman' Is A Three Hour-Long Full-Blown Noir Thriller

Whether it's LEGO or The Dark Knight, we're always excited to see a new interpretation of Batman. I don't know what it is about a billionaire in a high-tech suit, grumbling about dead parents and wia crush on a woman in a catsuit but something about the entire Batman aesthetic is particularly alluring. And The Batman is leaning into this sultry theme by becoming a full on noir thriller.

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According to World of Reel, and ViewerAnon on Twitter, Matt Reeve's The Batman will be three hours long and a proper noir film. ViewerAnon took to social media to talk about what they have heard since another preview of the movie was shown to a select audience. They say: "It seems word is out that The Batman screened again. I've spent some time tracking down info from the last screening a few weeks ago and have confirmed details with someone who saw it last night. It's a nearly three hour long detective story. Full blown noir film."

Here is the teaser for The Batman...

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Okay at this point there are some more details revealed that you may want to know going into the film, so although these aren't spoilers (they're more like setting markers) they're details you might not want to know. The Twitter post carries on saying: "Story starts on Halloween and runs for about a week. Batman keeps a journal which is read to the audience in voiceover. Most of Pattinson's dialogue is spoken this way and he wears the suit for the majority of his screen time. He's just Batman with little interest in being Bruce.

"The Riddler is sort of a Jigsaw figure. As an example, a character is locked in an explosive collar and has to solve three riddles in order to get the combination. Most importantly, everyone I know who's seen it has really liked it. I heard it got a great response last night with a lot of suits in the room to witness it."

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So it seems the story does really lean into The Riddler acting as a guide for Robert Pattinson's Batman. If the film does it well, it could be a truly iconic take on the character and a really intriguing experience as we try to work out puzzles alongside Bruce.

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The Batman has suffered quite a lot of delays due to Covid-19 but is now set to release on March 4 2022.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Batman

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