The Batman promises to redefine the iconic DC hero, bringing a fresh take to the comic book movie genre. To help build hype ahead of the March 4 release date, cast members will appear across late-night TV this week.
Robert Pattinson becomes the latest actor to put on the cape and cowl. His Batman is reportedly unlike recent iterations portrayed by Ben Affleck and Christian Bale. Director Matt Reeves has promised a detective noir thriller showcasing Pattinson’s talents.
Unfortunately for late-night TV fans, Pattinson isn’t anywhere on the guest schedule this week. However, The Batman boasts an impressive cast assembled by Reeves to bring the famous heroes and villains to life.
Here’s the who, when, and where for The Batman‘s late-night TV takeover. And it starts tonight.
The Batman villains are in late-night TV’s spotlight.
No superhero has more famous, or infamous, villains than Batman. Past films like Batman, The Dark Knight, and The Suicide Squad have demonstrated that, with villains often getting more attention than the Caped Crusader himself.
The Batman has the potential to continue that trend thanks to Paul Dano. The There Will Be Blood actor portrays the Riddler, a role previously filled by Jim Carrey in Batman Forever. Dano’s take is much different — something he should explain when he stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, February 28.
Then, Zoe Kravitz gets her turn on The Tonight Show on Wednesday, March 2. Kravitz will introduce audiences to her version of Selina Kyle/Catwoman.
Moviegoers last saw Anne Hathway as the famous cat burglar in The Dark Knight Rises. Michelle Pfieffer also delivered a memorable performance as Catwoman in Batman Returns. There was also the more divisive iteration played by Halle Berry. However, Kravitz should showcase a version she helped shape for Matt Reeves’ version of Gotham City.
March 2 will also see Colin Farrell stop by The Late Late Show with James Corden. The Irish actor is unrecognizable as the Penguin in The Batman. Expect James Corden to ask Farrell about the physical transformation required to become the villain as well as what drew him to the part. We may also get an update on the Penguin’s spinoff series in development at HBO Max.
The Batman’s partner against crime also comes to late-night TV
There will be one good guy from The Batman coming to late-night TV this week. Jeffrey Wright, who plays Jim Gordon, visits Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thursday, March 3.
In The Batman, Gordon isn’t quite Commissioner Gordon yet. Wright should provide a little info on where his character’s relationship with Batman stands when the movie starts. With another HBO Max spinoff planned around Gotham P.D., Wright could have more good news for fans.
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