The Batman Faces Toughest Challenge Yet: Glasgow in February

By Gary Cutlack on at

You probably already know there's a new Batman film coming, because there's always a new Batman film coming, it's like spring or Christmas or death. This next one is called The Batman, to make it even harder to differentiate it from all the other previous Batmans, although there's one small difference Scottish hero fans may enjoy looking out for in this one – some Gotham City scenes are being shot in Glasgow this February.

Also inevitably, there's going to be a new man behind the mask, grumbling away about crime and whatnot in a voice so low you can't hear but it doesn't really matter. Robert Pattinson is The Batman now, and apparently – you probably already know this too but I'm dumbing down just in case – there's also going to be a redesigned Batmobile in the film, and that'll be up in Glasgow too. I would imagine that if you get excited about superhero films this is therefore exciting news.

The Daily Record provided a suspiciously vague and anonymous quote that we would suggest someone in the office has made up, that said: "Glasgow will be turned into Gotham City and, with the city's architecture, it's expected to look great in the new film. It will also be the first time for DC fans to see the new Batmobile so there will be lots of them prepared to stand in the rain hoping they can spot it."

They want to get whoever's going to be the baddie down to the abandoned Gartloch Hospital, a proper terrifying bit of old Glaswegian architecture that was once the city's asylum and is now suitably abandoned and decaying. [Daily Record]