The DC Extended Universe is about to kick back up in a big way with the release of Wonder Woman 1984 in theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas. This will continue on in 2021 with James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, which has completed filming, and Matt Reeves’ 2022 solo film The Batman.
Production for The Batman has had a turbulent run through 2020 with multiple stoppages, although things are back to running smoothly once again in Robert Pattinson’s native United Kingdom. Principal photography may even be coming to an end in the near future, as indicated by a recent social media blast.
Two actors from The Batman, Jay Lycurgo and Craige Middleberg, revealed on Instagram that they have wrapped shooting on 2022’s The Batman. Both actors play supporting characters that are part of the crew for Colin Farrell’s Penguin, set to be an antagonist in this DCEU solo movie.
Lycurgo’s post can be seen here:
Batman is wrapped for the crying thug 🦇See you in 2022 🙌🏽❤️
Middleburg’s Instagram story can be seen here:
WHAT THIS MEANS
These two posts don’t indicate any sort of timeframe for the entire shoot on The Batman to wrap, but it likely means the end will come sooner rather than later. The biggest stars in this movie such as Robert Pattinson and Colin Farrell will assuredly have more material to capture on camera, and there is still over fifteen months until the movie releases in theaters.
Colin Farrell will bring a brand-new version of the Penguin to live-action life on the big screen for the first time since 1992’s Batman Returns. With an entire crew of his own, he will be one of a handful of notable foes that Bruce Wayne will have to deal with in this new adventure including Paul Dano’s Riddler, John Turturro’s Carmine Falcone and more.
These classic villains will be part of one of the most expansive Batman solo films to date, with major political undertones as part of the plot and even a revamped Catwoman played by Zoë Kravitz. The Penguin and his gang should be right in the center of all the mayhem, and the anticipation is building to see how it all unfolds.
The Batman is deep into shooting principal photography and is set to release in theaters on March 4, 2022.