Matt Reeves has revealed the first trailer (watch above) for the “The Batman” during the final panel for the DC FanDome event. The trailer stars Robert Pattinson as a more violent Batman than his predecessors. “I’m vengeance,” says Batman.
The teaser, set to Nirvana’s “Something in the Way,” focuses mostly on the presence of the Riddler (Paul Dano), who is leaving a series of deadly teasers for the Batman and Commissioner Gordon (Jeffery Wright). It also reveals a few quick glimpses of Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, provides the first full look of Pattinson in the Batsuit, and driving the Batmobile.
“‘Let’s play again, me and you, any of this mean anything to you?'” Jeffrey Wright’s James Gordon asks Batman as they inspect a murder scene in the trailer.
Today during the DC Fandome panel, Reeves said that his Batman is Batman Year Two.
“It’s not an origins tale, but you’re meeting him in the early days. A lot of the other stories showed he had to master his fear and himself, to become Batman,” said Reeves, but in his movie “we met in the middle of this criminological experiment and watch him make mistakes.”
“He’s not having any of the effects that he wants to have, that’s when the murders begin to happen,” added Reeves.
“This epic history of corruption in Gotham: Where did (his) family sit in that? in the end, it’s very personal for him.”
“Paul Dano plays a version of the Riddler you’ve never seen before, he’s just emerging.” Ditto for Andy Serkis’ Alfred and Colin Farrell’s Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin.
“Selina isn’t Catwoman yet,” said Reeves.
Reeves said he had shot just 25% of the film so far, and the delay pushed the official release date from June to Oct. 2021.
Shooting halted in mid-March due to the pandemic, but “The Batman” is going back before the cameras in the UK next month at Warner Bros.
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