‘The Batman’ Main Theme Released, Runtime to Clock in at Almost Three Hours

The Batman

After many years in the making, the release of Matt Reeves’ The Batman is finally right around the corner. As marketing ramps up and TV spots start to kick in, we have finally learned the runtime of the movie.


From The Hollywood Reporter, the Robert Pattinson-led movie will be two hours and fifty-five minutes (2h 55min), which includes eight minutes of credits. This means it will be the longest Batman movie ever, and one of the longest superhero movies ever to have a theatrical run. Avengers: Endgame still beats it by seven minutes, and that one became the highest-grossing movie of all time back in 2019 (only to be dethroned in 2020 by Avatar after it received a new theatrical run in China).


Such a long runtime could be a turnoff for some audiences, especially in the midst of the Ómicron wave (of course, the movie’s release is still over a month away, and a lot could still happen), and theaters will also be able to have fewer screenings per day. According to THR, WB is planning to make up for that by adding more screens, though no more details were provided. On the other hand, The Batman will be PG-13, as we learned a few weeks ago.


And in film music news, the main theme of the movie, which has been partially featured in most of the marketing thus far, is already available to the public. Matt Reeves announced that Michael Giacchino would be debuting the theme tonight, and you can now check it out on Spotify here. Enjoy!


The Batman has been directed by Matt Reeves from a script written by himself and Mattson Tomlin. It stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne, with Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Colin Farrell as The Penguin, Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon, Jon Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as mayoral candidate Bella Reál, and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, among others.


It will be released theatrically on March 4, 2022. It’s now a locked picture, and we can finally look forward to enjoying it in just a handful of weeks.