Matt Reeves’ The Batman to Film in Glasgow, Scotland for Gotham City
According to Collider, Matt Reeves’ The Batman is heading to Glasgow, Scotland, which will serve as the new Gotham City for the upcoming movie starring Robert Pattinson.
Glasgow’s history and architecture will allow Reeves to play around with the look of Gotham for his take on the story. Glasgow was previously used in movies like World War Z and Hobbs & Shaw. Parts of the film will be shot in the city beginning next month, Daily Record reports, where the streets of Glasgow will be transformed into Gotham. Filming began this month in London.
The star-studded cast is led by Robert Pattinson (Good Time, The Lighthouse) as the titular Dark Knight. The film will also be featuring Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell as The Penguin, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon and Paul Dano as the Riddler. In addition to Peter Sarsgaard, whose role is currently being kept under wraps, the cast recently saw John Turturro (The Big Lebowski) join as Carmine Falcone as well as Andy Serkis (Black Panther) as Alfred Pennyworth, butler and father figure to the dark knight, as well as newcomer Jayme Lawson.
Reeves’ story has been described as a character-driven project focusing on Batman’s experiences as the world’s greatest detective. The filmmaker has also said to expect a “Rogue’s Gallery” of villains in the movie.
Reeves will direct the Warner Bros. Pictures film, and also co-wrote the screenplay alongside writer Mattson Tomlin. Reeves is producing alongside Dylan Clark. Michael E. Uslan will serve as executive producer.
The Batman is scheduled to release on June 25, 2021.
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