Heads up, DC fans! Today brings with it a brand new trailer for The Batman. While it hard largely been expected that a new trailer was coming soon, we need no longer wonder. Warner Bros. has revealed an action-packed new look at the much-anticipated film. Hailing from director Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson as our new Caped Crusader, this looks to be a dark vision of Gotham City. Plus, we get a whole lot more of Catwoman this time around. Have a look.
The Batman – The Bat and The Cat Trailer
As we can see, this is loaded down with new footage not seen in the previous trailer released during DC FanDome. It largely focuses on the dynamic between Pattinson’s Batman and Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman. However, we also get more of Paul Dano’s Riddler, as well as more from Andy Serkis as Alfred. More than anything, it offers a look at how Reeves approached the material. It’s dark, gritty, and grounded.
Here is the synopsis for The Batman.
“The Batman is an edgy, action-packed thriller that depicts Batman in his early years, struggling to balance rage with righteousness as he investigates a disturbing mystery that has terrorized Gotham. Robert Pattinson delivers a raw, intense portrayal of Batman as a disillusioned, desperate vigilante awakened by the realization that the anger consuming him makes him no better than the ruthless serial killer he’s hunting.”
This movie has been in the works for a very, very long time. Originally, Ben Affleck was going to direct and star. This was back before Justice League came out. It was a very different time for DC Films. Once Affleck departed, Reeves, coming off of War for the Planet of the Apes, filled in. Later, it was decided that Pattinson would be our new Batman. Though in a universe removed from the DCEU, which still counts Batfleck as its version of the hero. To that point, Affleck is reprising the role in The Flash movie. As is Michael Keaton.
The cast also includes Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) as James Gordon, John Turturro (Transformers) as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard (Interrogation) as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as Bella Real and Colin Farrell (The Gentlemen) as Oswald Cobblepot. Reeves penned the screenplay with Peter Craig (The Town).
The Batman is set to hit theaters on March 4, 2022.