Robert Pattinson Seeks Vengeance in ‘The Batman’ Trailer
Over the weekend fans finally got a look at The Batman when the first official trailer dropped during DC FanDome. To say it caused excitement amongst fans would be an understatement. The trailer sent the internet into meltdown, with people hyped for Matt Reeves’ (Cloverfield) gritty take on the superhero.
This new adaption of Batman stars Robert Pattinson (Twilight saga) in the titular role and takes place during his second year as a crime fighter. Batman discovers corruption within the Gotham police department that links back to his family. He also finds himself up against a serial killer known as The Riddler.
As you can see from the trailer, The Batman is a very different take on the Dark Knight than what we’ve seen previously. Visually it’s very dark and menacing, with Pattinson’s Batman fueled by anger and vengeance. The trailer is chock full of action too, with Batman taking on a gang of clowns (could the Joker appear?), driving an American muscle-influenced Batmobile, and being shot multiple times without being injured due to his bulletproof Batsuit.
While he isn’t going as deep as Christian Bale, Pattinson has certainly altered his voice slightly to sound more threatening. He also looks good in the Batsuit and appears to have really embodied the character.
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It’s not just fans who are pumped, with Andy Serkis (who plays butler Alfred Pennyworth) also excited for the film’s release. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter he said; “We had such a great time making it, and when it eventually comes to the screen, Matt Reeves will have made another masterpiece film because he’s so super-invested in it. But yeah… I’ve been forbidden – expressly forbidden – to talk about Alfred.”
We also see a lot more of Zoe Kravit’s (High Fidelity) Catwoman and Colin Farrell’s (Miami Vice) Penguin, with the latter almost unrecognizable. Other notable actors involved include Jeffery Wright (Boardwalk Empire) as James Gordon, John Turturro (Barton Fink) as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard (Boys Don’t Cry) as Gil Colson, and Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) as The Riddler.
The Batman is scheduled for release on March 4, 2022.
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