Here's a fun bit of speculation to cap off the week; we have some (and we do stress some) evidence that suggests renowned composer Michael Giacchino may be composing the score for The Batman. We recently learned that writer/director Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. have landed on former Twilight star Robert Pattinson to become our new Caped Crusader. So, we're officially off to the races on this one. That means, the rest of the team is going to start coming together and a key piece of the puzzle may have already fallen into place. Maybe.

For now, this is nothing more than speculation, with a little bit of evidence to back it up. That said, Michael Giacchino, one of the most prolific composers working in the business today, recently took to Instagram to share something he spotted while in Dublin, Ireland. Specifically, a Batman statue heroically perched up on the ledge of a building. Giacchino shared the image with no caption. But it's just enough to make one wonder if there isn't a little more to this.

To start, Michael Giacchino is one of the best in the business. He's worked on a ton of major franchise movies, including Star Trek, Jurassic World, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and a handful of Pixar titles. He's also been doing some work with Marvel lately, on movies such as Doctor Strange and the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home. So he's certainly got the resume. To add fuel to the fire, he's worked with Matt Reeves on most of his other directorial efforts, including Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War For the Planet of the Apes. So there's certainly a history there and directors often like to keep creative relationships going, when they work. Just look at Steven Spielberg and John Williams.

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Is that enough to say this is definitely happening? Not at all, but it's enough to make one raise an eyebrow in curiosity. In any event, this is one of the biggest projects Warner Bros. has coming down the pipeline. Superhero movies have become Hollywood's true bread and butter over the course of the past decade and there is perhaps no hero bigger than Batman. Yet, the Ben Affleck era was marred with divisiveness and problems. The studio does not want to make the same mistakes heading into the Battinson era.

Matt Reeves will be including several villains from the Dark Knight's rogues gallery in the movie, which is said to be a noir tale that will focus on Bruce Wayne's skills as a detective. The Penguin, Catwoman and Riddler are rumored to be appearing. Filming is expected to begin early next year, with pre-production likely to get underway in the near future. The Batman is currently set to arrive in theaters on June 25, 2021. Feel free to check out Michael Giacchino's Instagram post below and speculate wildly amongst yourselves.

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