Here’s everything we learned about The Batman in the past week

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Actress Zoe Kravitz attends 2019 Hulu Upfront at Scarpetta on May 1, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Actress Zoe Kravitz attends 2019 Hulu Upfront at Scarpetta on May 1, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images) /

If you’ve had a hard time keeping up with all of the recent news surrounding The Batman, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything we learned this past week.

After the announcement that Robert Pattinson would be putting on the batsuit, things were relatively quiet when it came to Matt Reeves’ film, The Batman — at least until last week, that is. Over the past week or so, it feels like fans have been bombarded with news about the upcoming film. And honestly, there’s a lot to be excited about.

It seems like The Batman will be focusing on the traditional roles from the DC Universe, including more well-known characters like Catwoman and the Riddler. (There’s also been mention of the Penguin making an appearance, though that hasn’t been confirmed just yet.)

And fans are finally discovering which actors and actresses will be filling those roles — along with who will be working creatively behind the scenes. So, what exactly have we learned about The Batman recently?

Zoe Kravitz is playing Catwoman.

Zoe Kravitz of Mad Max: Fury Road and Fantastic Beasts fame was cast as Catwoman (aka Selina Kyle) in The Batman, and the internet seems to be in agreement that she’s just about perfect for the role. Even Pattinson had positive things to say about her casting — and if Batman himself is excited to see Kravitz become Catwoman, how can we argue with that?

And if Pattinson’s excitement wasn’t enough, Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer — both actresses whom have held the role before — gave Kravitz their blessing. We love seeing badass women support other badass women!

Paul Dano will play the Riddler

Despite the rumors that Jonah Hill would be tackling the villain role in the movie, it turns out that the actor passed on the film altogether. But Hill’s exit from villain talks was quickly followed by news that Paul Dano will be portraying the Riddler. Dano has appeared in movies like There Will Be Blood and Little Miss Sunshine, but The Batman will arguably be one of his biggest roles yet. It’ll be interesting to see how he tackles the character.

Michael Giacchino will be the composer.

Not only did The Batman fill two of its biggest roles this past week, but it also landed itself a composer for the film. Michael Giacchino said yes on Friday, when Reeves showed up at London’s Royal Albert Hall and asked him to work on the project during a mock proposal. The two have worked together before, so it makes sense Reeves would entrust the musical element of the film to Giacchino.

And given that the composer has worked on superhero films before — including Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, this shouldn’t be too huge a shift for him.

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