Glasgow cinema-goers will know that the city was recently transformed into Gotham for the new The Batman movie. 

Fans have been teased with sneak peeks ever since filming began in February 2020.

Many locals even tried to spot some of our iconic landmarks when the first trailer dropped that August. 

Although we've had the excitement of the Batgirl filming to help tie us over, we cannot wait until we can finally catch a glimpse of Glasgow on the big screen. 

When is The Batman release date?

The release of the highly anticipated film, starring Robert Pattinson, has been moved multiple times following production delays due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. 

Initially, it was due to be released in June 2021, before it was pushed back later in the year to October. 

UK fans will now be able to watch the Matt Reeves directed picture on March 4 2022. 

Where was The Batman filmed in Glasgow?

Glaswegians will remember that there was a lot of buzz around the city back when filming began in February 2020.

Fans flocked to the city to try and catch some behind the scenes glimpses of the blockbuster but found major parts of the city cordoned off. 

Locals faced road closures around Wishart Street, John Knox Street as well as Cathedral Square. 

The closures sparked rumours about what certain landmarks might be doubling up as in the Warners Bros Pictures production.

Many speculated that Glasgow Cathedral could feature as Gotham Cathedral and might even get 'blown up' in the movie. 


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The rumours came after reports of a full-scale replica of the Cathedral and the surrounding streets were made in Cardington Sheds in Bedford were built for the funeral sequence as seen in the trailer.

Looking at the trailer, we have been teased with snapshots of the Cathedral and Royal Infirmary alongside CGI skyscrapers in the Gotham skyline.

Prepare for lots of pointing in the cinema as the Batman and Catwoman ride through the Necropolis on the Batbike as seen in leaked footage.

Where was The Batman filmed in Scotland?

Filming took place outside Glasgow too including within the grounds of the Hartwood Hospital in North Lanarkshire which is expected to be Gotham Orphanage in the movie.

It's a reasonable assumption too since a sign for the orphanage as well as Batman's iconic suit were spotted by locals back in February 2020.

Not to mention that Hartwood locals were contacted by the production company ahead of filming.

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What did Robert Pattinson say about Glasgow?

Glasgow Times: Robert Pattinson. Credit: PARobert Pattinson. Credit: PA

While Robert Pattinson didn't actually come to Glasgow to film, the new Batman star had plenty to say about our beloved city.

The 35-year-old said: “It’s not at all surprising to me that Glasgow has become a sort of unofficial Gotham City. When you think of Gotham you think of a wonderfully Gothic city – and that’s why Glasgow works so well.”

The Twilight actor continued: “The architecture in Glasgow is incredible – it has that real 19th century feel to it hence why it makes for a brilliant Gotham. George Square is my favourite part of the city – there is so much wonderful architecture on view from one central location.”

Where else was The Batman filmed?

Cinema-goers will also see other impressive international cities in the new blockbuster.

Filming also took place in Chicago in the US, Liverpool and London.

Notably, some scenes were shot at St. George's Hall and Royal Liver building among various locations in Liverpool.

However, the Batman himself, Robert Pattinson, has said that around 90% of the film was shot in Warner Brother's Leavesden studio.

The studio, which is located just outside London saw eight blocks of Gotham City built for filming.