Described as a “very personal” and “specific” story about guarding Gotham City, “The Batman” will be the first film in which the superhero is the only superhero since Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012). Robert Pattinson embodies the character in the role initially given to Ben Affleck, who has dropped out.
Directed by Matt Reeves (“codename: Cloverfield,” the epic “Planet of the Apes”), the film begins March 4, 2022, and filming ended in March of this year, with some restores in June. The new release was one of the productions that suffered delays due to the pandemic, exacerbated by Robert Pattinson contracting the COVID-19 virus during filming.
Following an August 2020 teaser, this weekend’s trailer for DC Fandome, an event dedicated to the DC Comics universe, was revealed.
Pattison will face Colin Farrell as Oswald Coplebot (also known as Penguin) and Paul Dano as Enigma. Zoe Kravitz embodies Catwoman, although it’s not clear if she’ll be a villain or an ally for the hero — the trailer seems to refer to the latter.
Confirmed in the cast are Andy Serkis (Butler Alfred Pennyworth), Jeffrey Wright (Commissioner Gordon), John Turturro (Carmine Falcone), Peter Sarsgaard (Wasserman) and Jimmy Lawson (in the second film of his career).
In addition to introducing some characters, the trailer gives the Batmobile a standout and promises a more chaotic (even) version of Gotham City.
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