The Batman is one of the most anticipated projects in the DCEU slate, especially after an impressive showing during DC FanDome. While the cast and crew only shot a small chunk of footage during that time, the first trailer still provided a solid look at the core characters and the overarching narrative of the film.
Unfortunately, fans will wait a little while more to witness Robert Pattinson's fresh take on the Dark Knight since the film has been delayed to March 2022. Despite that, production has already resumed for The Batman, after experiencing numerous corona-infested delays.
Given that, various set photos and videos slowly emerged on social media, providing fans with a glimpse of the much-anticipated DCEU film. And now, a new batch of set video has surfaced, seemingly connecting to one of the trailer's intriguing moments.
Twitter user ljrw Lewis shared two videos taken from the set of The Batman in the United Kingdom. The first video featured civilians running away from the funeral, and it appears that they are wearing face masks while the cameras are rolling.
The second video doesn't reveal much, but it potentially showed Gotham City Police Department (GCPD) arriving on the scene.
WHAT THIS MEANS
The funeral scene from The Batman has been confirmed to be a star-studded affair, with recent set photos showcasing Robert Pattinson's Bruce Wayne, Zoë Kravitz's Selina Kyle, Colin Farrel's Penguin, and John Turturro's Carmine Falcone all being present. While the set video doesn't feature the aforementioned characters, it will be interesting to witness their reaction to The Riddler's evil scheme. Additionally, this funeral scene appears to be Gotham's former mayor Don Mitchell, and it makes sense for all of these characters to be present.
Another intriguing takeaway from the set video that was taken is the extras wearing face masks while running from imminent danger. It remains to be seen if this particular moment will be included in the final cut of the film, especially after previous set photos feature the rest of the cast without masks. Despite that, there's a slim chance that The Batman will look to reference the global pandemic in some form.
In any case, this is a good example of how films will adapt into the new normal, and The Batman looks set to be the front runner among superhero films in terms of adapting the health crisis into their narrative.