The Batman runtime revealed and it’s the longest Batman movie to date. The information comes by way of IMAX Melbourne who has the runtime listed as 176 mins. That’s a 2 hour and 56 minute runtime. Just shy of a 3 hour movie. Of course as is normal with these listings, this likely also included a few minutes of credits.
The previous longest Batman movie was Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. TDKR came in at 2 hours and 45 minutes. Given the focus of this movie is supposed to be on Batman’s detective skills it does make sense a more complicated plot would have a longer runtime.
In a recent interview with MovieMaker director Matt reeves said:
“I wanted to do a story in which the corruption of Gotham was one of the most important aspects of the story, because Gotham is a sick place. Bruce is desperate to try and make a change. He’s still stuck, to be honest, emotionally stunted at being 10 years old, because that’s a trauma you don’t get past. Witnessing your parents murder in this place. He’s looking to create meaning, right? This is the only meaning he can find. … I think he imagines that if he can do this, somehow he can reverse what’s happened, which will never be reversed. This is a very human impulse, right? To try and relive something and remake it.”
“The idea of a place that is corrupt, and you try to swim against the tide in order to fight against it and make a difference, is quintessential Batman,” Reeves said. “And at the center of those noir stories is almost always the detective, right? That’s why he is the world’s greatest detective. And so, this story is, in addition to being almost a horror movie, a thriller, and an action movie, at its core, it’s also very much a detective story. It’s very narrative.”
Barring any delays, The Batman is set to be released on March 4th this year, so not long to wait. What do you think as The Batman runtime revealed. What do you think of Reeves comments? As always, leave any thoughts below.