‘The Batman’: New trailer shows a gritty Gotham featuring several familiar foes

Warner Bros. and DC Comics debuted the trailer Saturday at the DC FanDome occasion, where the comics giant likewise launched brand-new trailers for “The Flash” and “Black Adam.” (Warner Bros. is owned by WarnerMedia, CNN’s moms and dad business.)

The trailer for “The Batman,” directed by Matt Reeves, exposes a bullet-proof Robert Pattinson in the titular function, groaning and frowning in the superhero’s now-familiar design as he batters on a series of darkly lit, confidential grunts.

“When that light hits the sky, it’s not just a call. It’s a warning,” a voice intones over a shot of the Bat Signal.

A wig-wearing Zoë Kravitz gets here in her function as Selina Kyle aka Catwoman, and the trailer likewise uses early take a look at Paul Dano as the Riddler and an almost indistinguishable Colin Farrell as Penguin.

“This is a powder keg,” a voice whispers over an enormous surge, “and Riddler is the match.”

Both Riddler and Penguin seek to have a various spin than previous on-screen looks in the franchise. Danny DeVito played Penguin in 1992’s “Batman Returns” and Jim Carrey handled the Riddler in 1995’s “Batman Forever,” both offering the characters a sillier, campier angle than this most current trailer recommends.

Batman is among the studio’s crucial and financially rewarding franchises. The movie series has actually generated more than $5 billion at the worldwide ticket office returning to 1989’s “Batman,” according to Comscore. Pattinson will be the current to sign up with the ranks of other well-known stars consisting of Michael Keaton, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck who have actually used the Batsuit.

Warner Bros. has actually taken a few of DC Home entertainment’s most cherished characters in a brand-new instructions concentrating on more individual, and even adult-oriented stories. “The Batman” seems the current movie to follow this pattern.

“The Batman” is set to strike theaters in March 2022 after two times being postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.