The Batman was released in theaters in March, grossing over $770 million at the worldwide box office. The movie may not have found the same $1 billion success as Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight and its sequel, The Dark Knight Rises, but an R-Rating meant younger moviegoers could not watch Matt Reeves' reboot in theaters.
Regardless, the blockbuster was still a hit, and scored overwhelmingly positive reviews. Warner Bros. is already moving forward with an HBO Max TV series revolving around The Penguin, while a sequel is also being written.
The wait for the latter is already proving to be agonising, but thanks to Deadline, we've just found a fun way to pass the time. The trade has released Matt Reeves and Peter Craig's entire screenplay for The Batman, and it offers plenty of insights into the action we watched play out on screen.
You can read it by clicking here, but take that final scene, for example. The screenplay actually gives us a better idea of what was going through Bruce Wayne's mind after he bid farewell to Selina Kyle:
She nods a sad smile, starts her bike, heading off. Batman watches her go, mounting his; he revs the engine, accelerating after her -- and for a moment, they chase through the cemetery, echoes of their motorcycle scene early in the film ... until, they split off opposite ways.
ON BATMAN, staring hard ahead ... finally, HIS EYES MOVE TO HIS SIDE MIRROR, unable to resist one last look, AS SHE RECEDES ... His eyes lift again, racing toward his city, a look of sheer determination -- we HOLD, AS OUR VIEW ANGRILY VIBRATES WITH HIS EVER INCREASING SPEED ...FASTER ... AND FASTER ... until, we ...
CUT TO BLACK.
There are no deleted scenes or cut lines of dialogue that we're aware of, but having browsed through The Batman's screenplay, we'd say it's well worth a read (it clocks in at 129 pages, so shouldn't take you too long).
Of course, we should also mention that Titan Books released The Batman: The Official Script Book last month, so if you're looking to save some money after the holidays, checking out this PDF version would be a smart way to go about it!
What did you guys think about The Batman?