New photos snapped on the Liverpool set of The Batman give a peek into the much-anticipated DC Universe film set to premiere in March of 2022. The movie resumed filming in late September after its latest shutdown, following star Robert Pattinson's COVID-19 diagnosis, as previously reported by The Inquisitr.
Production had begun on the film in January 2020, but work halted in March in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Principal photography nearly resumed in September, but was stopped again when lead actor Pattinson tested positive for COVID-19. After two weeks, the cast and crew began filming again and pictures from October 13 showcase exterior scenes that were shot outside England's St. George's Hall.
In the photos, Pattinson, who portrays the title character, stands in front of a group of reporters for a scene. A police officer's jacket and nearby barriers have the letters G.C.P.D. on them — the abbreviation for Gotham City Police Department.
The Batman will reportedly focus on a young Bruce Wayne/Batman, who will come to terms with his family's own involvement in the corruption of Gotham City. Actors as protesters, perched at the base of a statue, hold signs denouncing the widespread crime that will be depicted in the fictional city.
Under facial prosthetics, Miami Vice star Colin Farrell looked unrecognizable coming down the steps of the hall. The Irish actor will play the villain, the Penguin, whose real name is Oswald Cobblepot within the Batman universe.
Pattinson, as Bruce Wayne, stands in front of a crowd of mourners gathered for a service in downtown Gotham City. His attire, along with the police vehicles in the scene had fans speculating that the film will be a period piece, set in the early 2000's.
A post from Instagram user @yvesaintmess showed snapshots of Zoe Kravitz, who will portray Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman for the film. Her look was more chic than those of her male counterparts. She walked down the steps of the hall, sporting a mid-length leather coat, fishnets and lace up, knee-high boots for the scene's stormy weather. Her shoulder length hair was covered by a tilted, black headpiece topped with a leather bow and flowers. Other shots showed her long, sharpened nails, a signature of the fictional villain's look throughout the franchise.A recent trailer for the film, which can be seen here, gave a glimpse into what Catwoman's famous catsuit outfit will look like in the remake.