Finally. Today, at DC FanDome Warner Bros. capped the exciting day off with first a behind-the-scenes look at Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson. A ZOOM discussion between the director, Pattinson and Cat Woman, Zoe Kravitz followed. And then finally… a trailer.
Cut us some slack, we are not being overly dramatic. We haven’t had a teaser or trailer for Bats since last year’s FanDome. We can say, Reeves did not let us down. What we saw today is more of trailer than teaser. We see an angry Batman. An angry Bruce, who is clearly Batman’s construct. A mask. A sexy and confident Selina Kyle in action and an unrecognizable Colin Ferrell as The Penguin.
The trailer opens with Paul Dano’s Riddler sitting in a diner as a Gotham PD S.W.A.T. team arrests him… which feels like a bit of a twist. We see Westworld’s and What If’s Jeffrey Wright sporting a very Commissioner Gordon mustache. Or in some cases, Henry Cavill. While last year’s trailer suggested that Batman would be dealing with The Riddler – who is described as a serial killer – but we have to wonder with him behind bars, if The Riddler is a McGuffin.
Rather than us keep on describing it, why don’t you watch it below:
Reeves’ film is a brand new take on the Caped Crusader, unrelated to Batfleck’s version in The Flash. An early screening described it as a horror film. The biggest takeaway from the trailer is probably confirmation that Reeves has opted for an extremely dark tone. The film could be rated R (is this the new DC?) as it is described as, “Very graphic, very dark, very scary.”
To be honest, the first trailer had more of a Se7en vibe than this one. What piqued the Reel 360 team’s interest is a tweet that said, “there’s a scene at the end that literally had everyone SCREAMING, everyone gasped.. like it was a big NO WAY for everyone.” He doesn’t elaborate, but it sounds like whatever this scene entails sets-up a sequel.
The Batman opens on March 4, 2022.