The DC Extended Universe is back in high gear reshooting its upcoming slate of new films, even though its start-up date in theaters has once again been pushed further back. However, excitement for these films doesn't appear to have died down one bit thanks to the handful of trailers released at this summer's virtual DC FanDome event, which teased some of the most epic movies ever to come out of the franchise.
One of the films that fans are most looking forward to most is Matt Reeves' The Batman , the first solo film for a young Caped Crusader as he takes on an all-star team of villains in his early crime-fighting days. A solid number of behind-the-scenes looks at this movie have arrived on the internet and social media over the past couple of weeks, and that number is boosted by a new video that has just been unveiled...
Twitter user @Hellkr1 released a new video showing a behind-the-scenes look at some stunt work from The Batman in the DC Extended Universe. Shot at the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool, it shows Robert Pattinson's Batman stunt double standing at the very edge of the building's dome, appearing to take a brave leap into whatever mayhem awaits him below. It also looks like he's held back at the end, likely by wires, before the post-production CGI work comes into play.
The full 15-second video can be seen in the tweet below:
WHAT THIS MEANS
While this video doesn't reveal a whole lot of information regarding this scene's exact place within the plot of The Batman , it gives a fantastic glamour shot of sorts featuring, likely, one of Gotham City's biggest monuments with the Caped Crusader in full glory. The best bet is that this building is directly next to the area where the major car crash occurred in the first trailer , with Batman swooping in to take care of the swarms of Gotham's newest wave of criminals; Liverpool is also serving beautifully as the new cinematic Gotham City, taking over for other past major cities like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
Taking into account that this movie is set to feature so many members of Batman's iconic rogues gallery , including the Penguin and the Riddler, Robert Pattinson's new iteration of the hero should have his hands more than full as he takes on the most crime-riddled city of any in the comic book movie universe. It will be exciting to find out where exactly this set video shows up in the movie's final cut as well, along with seeing Batman's numerous jumps and flights as he makes a name for himself as the hero of Gotham.
The Batman has resumed shooting in London with an anticipated release in theaters on March 4, 2022.