Director Matt Reeves confirmed that production of his solo superhero flick “The Batman” has officially begun. 

The director confirmed via Twitter Monday evening that production had begun that day. 

Twitter quickly blew up over, not just the news that filming had begun, but the logo listed on the clapper. “The Batman” logo appears to take inspiration, at least in part, from the animated series that has developed a huge cult following amongst Batman fans. 

It’s worth noting that this may not reflect the final look of the logo, as one Twitter user pointed out: 

Regardless of the logo though, it appears there is genuine excitement about the film, including from members of the cast. 

The film was originally being penned by Ben Affleck, but the “Justice League” actor has since dropped both the role of Batman and the script he was working on. “War for the Planet of the Apes” writer and director Reeves then took the reins, supposedly working on his own trilogy. It is unknown if these movies would tie into the main DCEU. 

Robert Pattinson is also confirmed to be taking on the role of the eponymous caped crusader after reports suggested he was not hitting his goal weight. Batman is a notoriously massively strong man and requires intense and committed dieting and working out, something the skinnier actor reportedly struggled with. 

Previously, news broke of Colin Farrell’s supposed new look for his portrayal of the Batman villain Penguin. It turns out that those rumors are false, since production hadn’t even begun yet. 

“The Batman” will premiere on June 25, 2021.