The first look at Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” has arrived with a glimpse at Robert Pattinson becoming the Dark Knight…
There’s a lot to unpack from the first trailer for “The Batman,” which debuted on Saturday as the final moment of DC’s FanDome event.
Director Matt Reeves talked at length about the movie, which is expected to go back into production soon now that many of the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted with precautions put in place to protect the cast and crew. Reeves said that about 25 percent of filming has been completed but the trailer he debuted on Saturday didn’t feel like an unfinished project.
“The Batman” is a “Year 2” story, which means this after Bruce Wayne (Robert Pattinson) has already taken on the mantle as the Dark Knight but long before he’s the feared vigilante that criminals are terrified to see coming after them. Based on the trailer, the movie will deliver what was previously promised, which is a more grounded, detective story rather than just a big budget blockbuster with all the coolest explosions.
Instead, Reeves presents a murder mystery at the heart of the story, which seemingly reveals The Riddler (Paul Dano) as the central figure to the story after he leaves several dead bodies and letters with clues attached them, which are addressed to Batman. In one particular moment, Commissioner Gordon (played by the great Jeffrey Wright) reads one of them out loud.
“From your secret friend. Who? Haven’t a clue? Let’s play a game, just me and you.”
By all accounts, that sounds like The Riddler leaving those clues behind but it will take an investigation from the world’s greatest detective to discover the person behind these gnarly murders.
The first teaser trailer also gives a look at Selena Kyle (Zoe Kravitz) before she’s fully transformed into Catwoman, but it’s clear her relationship with Batman is already starting when we are introduced to her in the movie. There’s also a brief look at Colin Farrell — almost unrecognizable — as Oswald Cobblepot.
It’s all set to the sounds of the classic Nirvana track “Something in the Way” and this certainly appears to be a Batman movie unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.
Take a look at the new trailer and get ready for “The Batman” when it arrives in theaters.