The Batman trailer: Robert Pattinson brings fear and explosions in 2022

A little more than a year back, director Matt Reeves took the virtual phase at DC FanDome to present a reimagined Batman universe with Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne at the center. The pandemic ruined The Batman’s release date, however lastly, on Saturday, simply a couple of months prior to the DC comics motion picture bows in theaters, Reeves went back to FanDome to flaunt a brand-new complete trailer for the movie, which provides a shadowy-but-clearer take a look at how a more youthful Bruce Wayne is dealing with the increase of Riddler (Paul Dano), Penguin (Colin Farrell), and Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz).

Directly embeded in Gotham City, The Batman discovers Bruce — total with throwback Batmobile, a faster Bat-bike, and an outfit that might made from weapons? — charting the waters of a crime-infested world. At the top of the movie, The Riddler appears to be on a murder kick, and as Reeves and cowriter Mattson Tomlin have stated sometimes, the serial killer streak will likely put Batman’s investigator abilities to utilize.

“No one has ever ground it the way Year One does,” Reeves stated at the FanDome panel, describing Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s extremely prominent comic. “To come right in to a young Batman, not be an origin tale but refer to his origins, and shake him to his core”

For Pattinson, what interested him about this variation of the character was “the delineation over when he’s Batman and when he’s Bruce. In other versions, he really knows what he’s doing when he puts on the cowl. He’s a bit out of control. He hasn’t really defined what Batman is. He puts it on every night. He isn’t sleeping. He’s becoming this sort of odd creature.”

Robert Pattinson’s Batman fights the Penguin in the glow of a fire

Image: Warner Bros. Photos

From there we got great deals of looks of this brand-new design of Batman, which varies significantly from the wide-screen phenomenon of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and Zack Snyder’s more mythic take on the character. Reeves shoots his Batman in severe widescreen and with plain, nearly black-and-white, movie quality. When a burst of sun or splash of fire breaks through later on in the trailer, the whole frame can be taken in by oranges — whatever this motion picture provides, there’ll be no scarcity of piercing visuals.

The drama, while grimdark, is balanced out by the lunacy of the bad guys. Having 2 crimelords and a femme fatale in Selina Kyle right off the bat (ahem) provides the motion picture the very same sensation as Batman: The Animated Series. That might be by style: Tomlin has actually informed Polygon that BTAS was his method into Batman in the very first location, and Reeves is presently preparing a spiritual follow up to the series with J.J. Abrams and initial developer Bruce Timm.

If the trailer is short on anything, it’s ideas to the larger photo of this motion picture and prospective brand-new franchise. We don’t understand much about this brand-new Bruce or the bad guys inspiration or the instructions the plot’s eventually going. However here’s what we do understand: This ain’t your grandpappy’s Batsignal. “It’s not just a call,” Pattinson’s Batman states in the trailer. “It’s a warning.”

The Batman strikes theaters and just theaters on March 4, 2022.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.