Trailer | THE BATMAN
The most highly anticipated movie of the New Year is just around the corner, and in the latest trailer for THE BATMAN Director Matt Reeves sets up Robert Pattinson’s Dark Knight and Zoë Kravitz as the new Dynamic Duo!
The Bat and The Cat. The latest trailer for Matt Reeves's upcoming The Batman is determined to strike out its own vision of the earlier days of the Dark Knight Detective’s career as Gotham City’s ardent protector. From the beginning, the filmmaker was intent on reimagining The Batman as he takes the first steps in his cape and cowl to solve the mysteries and corruption that have plagued his city. Reeves was first expected to collaborate with Ben Affleck, who had emerged as the latest actor to inhabit the role for Zack Snyder’s Justice League but instead took a different turn.
Although intrigued by Affleck’s battle-worn take on the Caped Crusader, Reeves had a taste for reexamining the DC comics character’s origins, especially excited by the hero’s profound abilities as a criminologist. Having landed Paul Dano to portray a decidedly more devious Riddler and Colin Farrell waddling into the top hat and coat of The Penguin, Reeves looked to Robert Pattinson for the titular hero. It was understood that Pattinson had some trepidation about stepping into one of Hollywood’s most enduring blockbuster franchises, but ultimately took on the lead in The Batman.
Pattinson cut his teeth on blockbuster franchises appearing in the coveted role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire before taking a bite of leading man stardom bringing the contemporary Gothic vampire romance of The Twilight Saga to the big screen. Now, he’s suiting up as Bruce Wayne, opposite Zoë Kravitz who will embody The Catwoman for The Batman. Reeves’s latest trailer reveals the palpable chemistry between Pattinson and Kravitz as they prepare to unravel the challenges of an unscrupulous Riddler (Paul Dano) who is threatening the denizens of Gotham.
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Reeves’s (re)vision of the Dark Knight is in many ways ripped right from the most recent arcs appearing in the comics and is drawing significant contrast to Christopher Nolan’s interpretation of the character, which was also reinvigorated for The Dark Knight Trilogy which starred Christian Bale as Batman. That series was the last time that Batman and Catwoman were paired on the big screen since Tim Burton’s 1992 sequel Batman Returns which saw Michelle Pfeiffer playing Selina Kyle before Anne Hathaway slinked into the catsuit for The Dark Knight Rises.
THE BATMAN | starring Robert Pattinson will premiere in theaters on March 4, 2022.