The Batman Is Officially The Third Longest Superhero Movie Ever

Looks like recent reports about the runtime of DC’s upcoming movie The Batman turned out to be true. The Hollywood Reporter recently confirmed that Matt Reeves’ upcoming movie will indeed be 2 hours and 55 minutes long (2 hours and 47 minutes without the credits).

This officially means that The Batman is the longest Batman movie ever and the third-longest superhero movie ever. You probably guessed which two movies are still in front of it when it comes to runtime. Yep, Avengers: Endgame with 3 hours and 1 minute, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League with 4 hours and 2 minutes.

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With the runtime known now, we are still wondering if the release date will remain the same. The date is still officially set for March 4, and the movie has no worries that it might not be finished in time. But, with the pandemic fuming again around the world, there’s a question if WB is ready to risk releasing it. Particularly because this long runtime could be troublesome for theaters and viewers.

WB announced that they won’t follow the policy of simultaneous releases in theaters and on HBOMax this year after they released all of their 2021 movies simultaneously. That also affected the box-office results in a negative way, so WB decided to try out Disney’s way — releasing the movie in theaters and releasing it on the streaming service 45 days after the premiere in theaters. WB also confirmed that The Batman will be released on HBOMax in mid-April if the movie keeps its current release date.

Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman is following younger Bruce Wayne (Robert Pattinson) in his second year as Batman while he’s trying to fight corruption in Gotham City and other supervillains, particularly Riddler (Paul Dano). The movie is also starring Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell.