Fans of Batman can now read the script for the most recent major motion picture adaptation of The Dark Knight. As part of its Read The Screenplay series, Deadline has made available the script for The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves. Reeves and Peter Craig wrote the script for The Batman. The movie centres on a budding Batman (Robert Pattinson), who teams up with Jim Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) to stop the Riddler, a notorious serial killer (Paul Dano).
As a result, Batman teams up with Catwoman (Zo Kravitz). Also agreeing to assist Catwoman in finding her lost companion Annika Kosolov is Batman. Batman and Gordon also have to contend with Carmine Falcone’s corruption in Gotham City. A deleted scene from the movie in which Batman visits Arkham Asylum to speak with the Joker (Barry Keoghan) is also included in the screenplay. Batman asks the criminal in the scenario what kind of person he thinks the Riddler could be. The Joker only had a cameo appearance in the finished version of the movie when he met the Riddler/Edward Nashton in Arkham toward the conclusion.
The Academy has so far given The Batman more of a chance because three times it was listed on the 10 shortlists they released for various Oscar categories. The movie is on the shortlists for Makeup and Hairstyling, Sound, and Visual Effects, however Michael Giacchino’s score was conspicuously left off, much to the chagrin of fans. The Batman may have a chance in that category as well because the nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay are still up in the air.
Although the superhero movie, which isn’t officially a part of the DC Universe, didn’t fare well at the Golden Globes, it has a chance to win at least one technical Oscar, though any of the bigger prizes appear improbable given the current state of the DC Universe. HBO Max is presently offering The Batman for streaming. The Flash, which will be released in 2023, will be the next big-screen adaptation of The Dark Knight, with Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck both reprising their roles.