The Batman New Set Photos:
The Batman was recently removed from its October 1, 2021 release date in order to accommodate Dune. But the delay doesn’t mean that the production came to a halt. Robert Pattinson has been back on set for a while and now, we’ve got a bunch of set photos from UK showing most of Gotham’s familiar faces. They all seem to be attending the funeral of Gotham City’s Mayor, Don Mitchell Jr.. Here, take a look at Bruce Wayne & Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot together.
The trailer which was shown at the DC FanDome event gave us a proper look at both of these characters. Again, Colin Farrell is totally unrecognizable as Oz. Chris Hemsworth only had to wear a fat suit to play Bro Thor, but Farrell seems to be wearing a fat suit and a bunch of prosthetics as well. Anyway, Oz, Bruce & others are at the funeral after the Riddler murdered Mayor Mitchell due to his corrupt background. These photos seem to be showing the scene that will take place right before the District Attorney of Gotham, Gil Colson (Peter Sarsgaard) will forcefully be made to crash his car into the funeral service hall. But, what’s interesting is that besides Bruce Wayne & Oz, other familiar names are also present here. Here’s your first look at John Turturro’s Carmine Falcone, and along with him, you could see Zoe Kravitz’s Selina Kyle without her cat suit:
Now, there are two interesting points that I’m going to bring up here. The first is the dynamic between Selina Kyle and Mob Boss Carmine Falcone. The fact that they seem close to each other seems to be sort of comic accurate. Initially, it was heavily teased in the Batman: Dark Victory storyline that Selina is actually Falcone’s illegitimate daughter. But this was proven to be inaccurate later as Rex Calabrese was revealed to be the real father of Selina Kyle. Then later in the Arkham Video games universe, the initial theory of Selina being the daughter of Falcone was proven to be true. So, Matt Reeves could be taking a similar story arc in The Batman. Meaning, Selina Kyle could either be the daughter of Falcone, or the mob boss might have at least taken her in, and will be some sort of father figure to her.
Coming on to the second point, the Riddley seems to be attacking the corrupt individuals of Gotham. He starts off with Mayor Don Mitchell Jr., then makes DA Gil Colson his second victim. But the fact that he attached a bomb upon Gil Colson could prove that he may have used him to either kill all the corrupt individuals present at the Mayor’s funeral, or maybe warn them. These set photos and the trailer have shown that Falcone & his gang members, Oz and his gang members, Selina Kyle, Commissioner Pete Savage and a bunch of corrupt cops are all going to be at the funeral. So, the Riddler could either be planning to take them out all at once, or he may be making a statement and leaving a challenge for the Batman that he is coming for all the corrupt individuals and criminals of Gotham.
At the end, I’m going to leave you with one of Bruce Wayne’s elite ride in this movie. It’s clear that Bruce attends the funeral alone, and Andy Serkis’ Alfred doesn’t accompany him. Apparently, Serkis is one of the few cast members who hasn’t been seen in the trailer, or the set photos. All we got from him was one or two voiceover dialogues in trailer. Let’s hope that we will get to see the first look at Alfred very soon.
The Batman arrives on March 4, 2022.