With Matt Reeves’ The Batman having now begun shooting, it’s
been revealed that Glasgow, Scotland will double as Gotham City for the movie.
Courtesy of The
Daily Record, the dirty streets and corners of Gotham will be represented
by the streets of Glasgow, with filming in the city due to start next month.
Shooting on The Batman actually started at the turn of the
year in London. To date, there have been a few sparse glimpses from the movie’s
set – most notably a blurry glimpse of Colin Farrell, and a mystery
motorcyclist who may or may not have been Robert Pattinson.
In addition to Pattinson as the film’s titular Caped Crusader
and Farrell as the Penguin, The Batman will also feature Zazie Beetz as
Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Andy Serkis
as Alfred Pennyworth, Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon, and to-be-revealed roles
for Jayme Lawson and Peter Sarsgaard.
Given the characters already confirmed to appear in The
Batman, many are speculating that the picture could well be a loose adaptation
of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s iconic The Long Halloween. That 13-issue tale
across 1996 and into 1997 featured a who’s who of Batman characters as a relatively
wet around the ears Dark Knight is posed with solving the conundrum of who the mysterious,
murderous Holiday is.
All being well, The Batman is planned to be the launching
point for a new trilogy of Bat-flicks from director Matt Reeves. That, of
course, will all depend on how the movie does at the worldwide box office once
it hits the silver screen in June 2021.