In a world where we are used to budget glut on a galactic scale, and the cost of movies has risen more and more, it stands out as a rarity when a movie lines up to deliver a show on a lower budget. Surprisingly, that movie can be The batman.
Rumor has it that the production budget of The batman It is low, much lower than you would ever dare to dream of. The film was originally scheduled for release in June 2021, but due to production delays from COVID-19, it will now be released on March 4, 2022.
The latest trailer for the film was shown on DC Fandome and it didn’t seem to be short on size or show. So it is surprising to learn that the budget can be a comparatively miniscule $ 100 million. This is according to Deadline.
It is unclear if the $ 100 million was the original budget for the film, and if that has increased due to the challenges of COVID. Much was filmed on UK locations in existing locations like Glasgow and Liverpool rather than specially built sets. The nightclub scene, for example, was filmed at the famous Printworks in Surrey Quays, London.
Robert Pattinson received $ 3 million, far less than previous incumbent Ben Affleck would have received.
A budget of $ 100 million would The batman the lowest cost Batman movie since Batman forever cost $ 100 million in 1995 dollars.
Christoper Nolan’s Batman budget increased with each movie up to The dark knight rises It costs a $ 250 million budget.
Iron Man, Wonder Woman 1984, Aquaman, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and League of Justice they all had budgets of more than $ 200 million. At $ 100 million The batman is more in the same ballpark as Shazam! Others that stand out for the context are movies like Birds of prey ($ 80 million) and jester ($ 55 million).
This would back up reports that this edition will be a less fantastic and more gritty and cerebral action story with, dare we say it, the world’s greatest detective doing some detecting.