Michael Giacchino, the Oscar-winning composer, has finally revealed the ‘The Batman’ theme ahead of the much-anticipated March 4 release of the Robert Pattinson-led film.
From Mission: Impossible and Jurassic Park to ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘Ratatouille,’ as well as the video games ‘Medal of Honor’ and ‘Call of Duty,’ Giacchino has composed music for nearly every iconic film in recent history.
In an article about the Matt Reeves film’s theme music, ‘Variety’ writes: “The orchestration is a dramatic, emotional, and moody cue that opens gently before soaring to a grand epic finale, recalling other great Batman themes. The film’s trailers reveal a clearly dark and violent cinematic outing for the Caped Crusader, which fits with the concept.”
According to ‘Variety,’ ‘The Batman’ is about Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne and his early days of combating crime. In the course of pursuing the Riddler, a puzzle-obsessed serial killer played by Paul Dano, the vigilante uncovers corruption in Gotham City.
The movie also stars Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Andy Serkis as Batman’s butler Alfred Pennyworth (previously played by the inimitable Michael Caine), Colin Farrell as the rising crime lord known as Penguin, and Jeffrey Wright as Gotham City’s police chief James Gordon.
The Batman Runtime Has Been Revealed
The Batman’s runtime has been confirmed by Warner Bros., and it is even longer than predicted. In Matt Reeves’ highly anticipated solo feature, Robert Pattinson is going to play Bruce Wayne. When Justice League star Ben Affleck exited the role, the film was converted to Ben Affleck’s solo DCEU outing. Now, outside of the regular DCEU, The Batman will recount the story of Bruce Wayne’s early years fighting crime in Gotham City.
The Batman’s length is two hours and 55 minutes, with eight minutes for the credits, according to Warner Bros. As a result, The Batman is the longest solo Caped Crusader film ever made. There’s no word on whether the 8-minute credits scene includes any mid- or post-credits scenes.