Practically 15 years in the past, comedian e book followers scoffed when Heath Ledger was solid because the Joker in The Darkish Knight … till Ledger’s efficiency blew them away and earned a posthumous Oscar. Robert Pattinson was additionally met with mockery when he was solid as Bruce Wayne/Batman by director Matt Reeves. The Batman‘s new trailer could put a few of these jokes to relaxation. To this point, Pattinson’s tackle Batman is indignant, vengeful, and even horrifying. And that’s simply what we wished to see!
After all, it simply wouldn’t be a chilly night time in Gotham with out a few of Batman’s best foes. On this trailer alone, which debuted throughout DC Fandome right now, Batman has to tackle a a lot darker incarnation of the Riddler in addition to Selina Kyle, the expert thief who’s destined to change into Catwoman.
As you’ll have gathered, this isn’t the identical imaginative and prescient of Batman that Christopher Nolan or Zachary Snyder delivered to the large display. As a substitute, Reeves turned the clock again to Batman’s second 12 months as a vigilante. Bruce has some expertise underneath his belt, however he has but to change into the Batman he may be. On the identical time, Batman’s presence in Gotham Metropolis is already inviting higher threats. The Riddler will be the high villain on this film, however he gained’t be the final.
Colin Farrell’s Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot is a powerful candidate for a future film villain. Ouncesis on this movie, however “the Penguin” will solely have a small function this time round. That gained’t be the solid for Zoë Kravitz’s Selina Kyle. If something, it appears like this will probably be Selina’s Catwoman origin story. She’s already discovered herself taking up Gothan’s resident hero. It’s solely a matter of time earlier than she embraces her alter ego.
Paul Dano is portraying Edward Nashton, aka the Riddler. Not like earlier incarnations of the character, this Riddler appears extra bodily formidable and way more keen to kill his victims. And but the Riddler’s menace is simply the general public face of crime. Mafia boss Carmine Falcone (John Turturro) nonetheless runs Gotham’s underworld for now. However even Falcone’s reign could also be doomed to fall because the costumed villains take over the streets.
Batman’s longtime ally, James Gordon, will probably be portrayed by Westworld’s Jeffrey Wright. Moreover, Andy Serkis will play Bruce’s butler and confidant, Alfred Pennyworth.
The Batman will leap into theaters on March 4, 2022.