These past few days have been quite exciting for the fans of the Dark Knight. Ben Affleck’s return to the DC Extended Universe, Michael Keaton reprising his role as Batman in The Flash, and Robert Pattinson’s detective-noir Batman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming trilogy have driven the fans crazy.
As Matt Reeves, director of the critically acclaimed The Planet of the Apes trilogy, was chosen to direct a Batman movie after Ben Affleck’s unceremonious exit after Justice League, a lot of theories and discussions sprouted regarding his vision for the Caped Crusader.
Check out the trailer below:
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Matt Reeves had stated that his Batman trilogy would be focusing much more on Bruce Wayne’s detective side rather than the vigilante side. A detective-noir themed movie, Reeves’ Batman is supposed to be a new take on the most profitable character of DC Comics. His choice to cast Twilight star Robert Pattinson was met with a flurry of sparkling memes and crass jokes. But with this new trailer, a piece of humble pie is in order.
Staying true to his word, Matt Reeves has dropped the brand new trailer of The Batman at the DC FanDome event. Having confirmed that The Batman would be adapted from the Batman: Year Two storyline, the new trailer has ticked every box it had promised to deliver.
The trailer begins with an ominous crime scene with Detective/Commissioner Jim Gordon investigating. From the shadows, Robert Pattinson emerges in full glory donning his Batsuit. As Jim Gordon stumbles upon a piece of a riddle, the trailer effectively indicates The Riddler who is played by Paul Dano.
The scene changes to Bruce Wayne watching from a distance on his motorbike. As the scene changes, Bruce Wayne saves a bystander from a car crash. Zoe Kravtiz makes her appearance in the scene as Selina Kyle/Catwoman. The cat burglar is shown to be robbing a safe before she gets into an exciting fight with Batman.
Apart from the detective side, the trailer also shows Batman’s fighting prowess as he takes down a goon instantly and punches him down ruthlessly. He is shown to be intimidating a group of henchmen wearing Joker facepaint. Batman’s sleek Batmobile is also geared to action in what appears to be a car chase sequence in the streets of Gotham.
As the trailer approaches its end, Robert Pattinson’s Batman is shown to working in what appears to be the Batcave. The trailer ends with a cryptic dialogue as an unknown character tells Batman that he is a part of it too, to which Bruce replies “What am I a part of?”. The unknown character replies “You’ll see”.
Having the right amounts of suspense, thriller, and action, Matt Reeves’s The Batman already looks like a recipe for box-office success. Robert Pattinson’s intense and gritty appearance as an acolyte vigilante shines throughout the trailer. As the movie is adapted from Batman: Year Two, the unknown character at the end of the trailer might be The Reaper, another vigilante who uses lethal force to fight crime.
At its core, The Batman is a story that follows a trail of bodies that opens up the corruption in Gotham City and how Bruce Wayne’s family is connected to it. Instead of exploring his origins, The Batman will be focusing on his second year of crimefighting in a criminological manner. As the new vigilante in Gotham makes mistakes and fails at times, the story will add layers to Batman before he becomes the symbol of hope. But for now, he is a dangerous vigilante yet to establish himself as a hero in the eyes of the citizens of Gotham.
Matt Reeves’ The Batman will be set in a separate universe which will be connected to the DC Extended Universe.
The Batman will resume production from 1st September 2020.