The Batman is a 2019 American Superhero film written by Matt Reeves & Matt Bomback. Directed by Matt Reeves it is the eighth entry in the DC Extended Universe and the fourteenth overall Batman motion picture. It follows a Detective Batman/Bruce Wayne contend with a seemingly unstoppable mercenary, warring crime factions and an insane kingpin with ties to his parent's deaths.
Ben Affleck reprises the titular role of Batman Bruce Wayne while Jeremy Irons and J.K Simmons reprise their respective roles of butler Alfred Pennyworth and Gotham Commissioner Jim Gordon.
Released theatrically and in IMAX theatres on October 24th, 2019 to gross above it's budget and receive positive reception.
In 1994 a teenage Bruce Wayne arrives in Paris, France practising vigilante confrontations with Gotham Falcone family criminals operating out of a wharf warehouse. He is saved from almost drowning by a Detective named Henri Ducard. Ducard brings Wayne to meet with his five other colleagues of the League of Shadows in Nanda Parbat. Before their arrival disciple Slade Wilson is banished and ultimately returns in the next few days to burn down the Demon's Head Temple, resulting in the deaths of all but Bruce, Ducard and Master Ra's Al Ghul who is disfigured from the fire.
An adult Bruce in 2011 reconnects with Alfred and with the conversation of the Wayne Manor underground caverns into a base he suits up with armour made by Ducard and preventing a bank robbery at Gotham Trust. Gotham performers John and Marlene Grayson are shot and killed by the robbing Neon Gang Members along with their two elder sons. Bruce rescues the other hostages, including remaining Grayson son Richard and local reporter Vicki Vale.
- Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman
- Naomi Watts as Vicki Vale
- Joe Manganiello as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke
- Jared Leto as The Joker
- Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth
- J.K. Simmons as Deputy Jim Gordon
- Connor Paolo as Richard Grayson/Nightwing
- Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Barbara Gordon
- Edward Asner as Basil Karlo/Clayface
- Margot Robbie as Dr. Harleen Quinzel
- Roberto Benigni as Carmine Falcone
- Raoul Bova as Mario Falcone
- Emily Wickersham as Stephanie Brown
- Rainn Wilson as Director Alphonse Ludvark
- Asa Butterfield as Young Bruce Wayne
- Max Riemelt as Actor Tomas
- Naturi Naughton as Actress Eliza
- Casey Affleck as Tommy Elliott
- Gabriel Byrne as Dr. Jonathan Crane