The Batman Director Matt Reeves brought the filming of his new movie to Liverpool this week and turned parts of the city into Gotham City.
Filming took part in the city centre and north Liverpool, which included a show stopping scene shot on top of the iconic Royal Liver Building.
Monday 12th October seen Batman and Catwoman filming scenes riding their motorbikes at Anfield Cemetrey in north Liverpool. Locals had the chance to see the stunt doubles up close and personal making it a memorable experience.
On Wednesday 14th October a stunt double dressed as Batman was spotted on top of Liverpool’s Royal Liver Building shooting scenes from the clock tower. A funeral scene was also being filmed at St George’s Hall were Bruce Wayne (Robert Pattinson), Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz) and the Penguin (Colin Farrell) were all in attendance.
The following day a GCPD helicopter was spotted parked up at a Liverpool dock which later circled the Liver Building, filming Batman leaning from the famous landmark.
On the last day of filming Gotham Square was set up to shoot a scene of a Halloween party as extras could be seen in many different costumes such as Superman and Wonder Woman.
Despite the Tier Three restrictions of lockdown implanted in the middle of filming the guidelines did not impact on the filming. The Film Office worked closely with the production to ensure Covid-safe measures were in place.
Filming of The Batman, which stars Colin Farrell and Robert Pattinson will continue in Chicago and other locations around the world.
The movie is due in US cinemas on March 4, 2022. The original release date of 25 June 2021 has been shifted due to delays related to the coronavirus, first to October 2021 and now to the following year.