Matt Reeves se The Batman is one of the most anticipated films of the year, but you’re going to want to make sure you use the bathroom before Robert Pattinson’s Bat era officially kicks off, as the nearly three-hour run will officially make it the longest Batman movie yet ever made. .
The official term for The Batman is two hours and 47 minutes without credits, which means it will be knocking on the door with credits for three hours. It beats out easily Batman (1989), Batman returns (1992), Batman forever (1995), and Batman and Robin (1997), who all ran at a little over two hours. Once Christopher Nolan took over, the caped crusader’s movies started to get longer, but The Batman even manages to survive The dark knight comes up, since the last chapter in the Nolan trilogy is two hours and 45 minutes (with credits).
If you really want to get technical, it can be argued that the Snyder Cut of The Justice League is longer as it is just over four hours long. But a Justice League movie does not really qualify as a Batman movie. Plus, even Batfleck’s Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice is 2 hours and 31 minutes, still shorter than The Batman.
The Batman will not only be the longest Dark Knight movie; it’s going to be one of the longest running comic book superhero movies, just behind the aforementioned Snyder Cut and Avengers: Endgame.
Sitting in a theater for almost three hours is a long time, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing, as it turns out. Endgame‘s otherworldly popularity. So what this really boils down to is whether this latest iteration of Batman is good or not. And DC is definitely counting on it to be hit, as the MCU continues to eliminate hit after hit while their rival struggles to make two good movies in a row. As The Batman is a hit, it could be the start of a turnaround for DC.
The Batman will hit theaters on March 4th.