It’s been revealed that Matt Reeves’ The Batman movie is going to be three hours long, making it the longest Batman movie ever made.
This news comes courtesy of a new movie listing on IMAX Melbourne’s site.
The listing claims that The Batman movie is going to be 176 minutes long, making it almost three hours (two hours and 56 minutes to be exact)!
That would make The Batman the longest Dark Knight movie ever made, and one of the longest comic book movies ever made.
The Dark Knight Rises is still the longest Batman film ever made.
Christopher Nolan third (and final) movie ended up being two hours and 45 minutes long.
The second-longest Batman film is The Dark Knight which came in at two hours and 32 minutes.
Bringing up the top three is Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice which is a tiny bit shorter than The Dark Knight.
The Batman movie will be three hours long (reportedly)
The Batman’s incredibly long runtime does make quite a bit of sense given the fact that Reeves revealed that the movie’s going to be the world’s greatest detective story.
Here’s what Reeves said in a recent interview with MovieMaker magazine:
I wanted to do a story in which the corruption of Gotham was one of the most important aspects of the story, because Gotham is a sick place. Bruce is desperate to try and make a change. He’s still stuck, to be honest, emotionally stunted at being 10 years old, because that’s a trauma you don’t get past—witnessing your parents murder in this place. He’s looking to create meaning, right? This is the only meaning he can find. … I think he imagines that if he can do this, somehow he can reverse what’s happened, which will never be reversed. This is a very human impulse, right? To try and relive something and remake it.
What do you make of this news?
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