On Saturday, Batman premiered a new trailer at DC FanDome, showing the Batman's best look yet at Robert Pattinsons take of the Dark Knight. It also promises a darker and gritier Gothams Caped Crusader than any other film.
The Batman will show just a few years of Batman's superhero career. It also features many other proto-villains, such as Zo Kravitz as Catwoman and Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon.
This trailer gives us a glimpse at Paul Dano's version of Batman's villain, the Riddler. He appears to be going for something far more sinister and serial killer-esque than the campier trickster Riddler adaptations tend to follow. We hear him asking, "What's black and blue all over?" The trailer opens with a shot of a man seen only from behind, who is seated at a counter in a diner and sipping a cup coffee when police arrive. They grab him by the arms and cuff him. As he is taken away, we can see the obvious sign of the Riddler in his latte foam: a question mark.
The latest trailer has a different feel than the previous versions of Batman's saga. It balances light with dark almost in a film noir style. Although we don't learn much about the characters, we get the impression that the younger Batman isn't yet a hero. Consider the way he describes Bat Singal: Fear, a tool. It's not just a signal. It's a warning.
Director Matt Reeves joined Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz and their co-star Zoe Kravitz in a panel discussion prior to the trailer's release. Pattinson stated that this Caped Crusader version really knows what he's doing when he puts on his cowl. He is a little out of control. He doesn't know what Batman is, but he's evolving into an odd-looking creature.
Reeves only had a small amount of footage left to film in order to create the trailer. The trailer was released more than a year ago at 2020s DC fandom event. The filming had to be stopped again in September of that year after Pattinson was confirmed COVID positive.
The Batman has had a long journey to get to theaters. The film was originally scheduled to open on June 21st, but it was delayed to October 1st. The film is now scheduled to open in theaters March 4, 2022.