Matt Reeves’ upcoming comic book film The Batman has a confirmed runtime of 175 minutes, or two hours and 55 minutes, making it the longest Batman film to date. Not only is it the longest Batman film at nearly 3 hours, but also one of the longest superhero films of all time, rivalling the likes of Avengers: Endgame.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed that The Batman will have an official runtime of 175 minutes, with eight minutes of that dedicated to the end credits. This still makes it the longest Batman film yet, with the previous record holder being The Dark Knight Rises at two hours and 45 minutes. However, it still falls a few minutes shy of Avengers: Endgame‘s gargantuan three hours and 1 minute length. Zack Snyder’s Justice League also received a four hour runtime, but that wasn’t released in cinemas and was even planned to be broken up into four parts as a mini-series at one point.
The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, who is still relatively new to the Gotham crime scene since he’s only in his second year of donning the cape and cowl. Batman’s theatrical appearance in Gotham gives rise to villains such as Paul Dano’s The Riddler, who will play a more menacing serial killer version of the character. Colin Farrell will portray Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin. Zoe Kravitz will also star alongside Pattinson as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, who may also be looking into the recent killings of high-profile figures in Gotham by The Riddler.
With The Batman‘s runtime almost breaching three hours, we recommend using the bathroom beforehand and bringing a lot of snacks. It’s going to be quite a lengthy epic.
The Batman releases exclusively in cinemas on 4 March 2022.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter