Warner Bros. has released the official soundtrack for The Batman. The long-awaited DC Comics adaptation is finally hitting theaters next week, and the studio is giving us a taste of what’s to come in advance. In this case, composer Michael Giacchino’s score that accompanie’s director Matt Reeves’ new take on the Caped Crusader. Check it out.
You may notice that the score is quite long, and there is a good reason for that. The Batman has a huge running time, clocking in at just under three hours. That makes it one of the longest superhero movies ever made. It also means that Giacchino had to compose a whole lot of music to go with it. So we’re going to get a whole lot of Robert Pattinson as a young crimefighter in Gotham City in his first go-around. Paul Dano co-starts as Riddler, the main villain in this tale, with Zoe Kravitz also on boad as Catwoman.
Here is the synopsis for The Batman.
“The Batman is an edgy, action-packed thriller that depicts Batman in his early years, struggling to balance rage with righteousness as he investigates a disturbing mystery that has terrorized Gotham. Robert Pattinson delivers a raw, intense portrayal of Batman as a disillusioned, desperate vigilante awakened by the realization that the anger consuming him makes him no better than the ruthless serial killer he’s hunting.”
The cast also includes Jeffrey Wright (No Time to Die, Westworld) as James Gordon, John Turturro (Transformers, The Plot Against America) as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven, Interrogation) as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as Bella Real, Andy Serkis (Planet of the Apes, Black Panther) as Alfred and Colin Farrell (The Gentlemen, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) as Penguin.
Reeves became the director once Ben Affleck stepped away from directing what would have been his first solo film within the DCEU as Batman. Once Affleck departed the project, things changed. Reeves wanted to make something not connected to the larger universe, opting to craft his own, more grounded universe. Warner Bros. obliged, paving the way for Pattinson to take over the role. Reeves previously had a lot of luck breathing life into a franchise with his work on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes. We’ll see if he can make magic happen again.
The Batman hits theaters on March 4.
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