Robert Pattinson's 'darker' and 'broodier' take on the DC superhero character is coming to theaters next year.
This article was recently reviewed and is up to date as of February 5, 2021.
Robert Pattinson is suiting up as 'The Batman' in an upcoming film that will show a side of the DC superhero character we have never seen before.
Directed by Matt Reeves, 'The Batman' will chronicle the early days of the caped crusader in Gotham City, where crime is running rampant, and some nefarious force is trying to get to him.
Here is everything we know.
In May 2020, Actor Andy Serkis revealed that the upcoming film will be 'darker' and 'broodier' than the previous adaptations.
The first trailer released by Warner Brothers indeed confirmed the statement of the actor.
Past halfway through the trailer, we see Pattinson beating the life out of an unlucky guy who dared ask: "(What) the hell you're supposed to be?"
'The Batman' is not an origin story but is, instead, set two years after he emerged as a masked vigilante, fighting crimes and corruption in Gotham.
His biggest threat comes in the form of a serial killer known as The Riddler, who is set to be the main antagonist in the film. The villainous character seems to have taken inspiration from the Zodiac Killer himself, a notorious, real-life serial killer in the 1960s–1970s, who send out coded messages to the police and newspapers in San Francisco.
In the film, The Riddler addresses his coded messages "To The Batman," along with the words "lies," which seem to be connected with the history of Wayne's family.
Listed release date as of this writing: March 4, 2022
The Batman was originally scheduled to release on June 25, 2021, but has been delayed twice due to the recent global situation, which greatly affected filming schedules. The film is currently scheduled to release on March 4, 2022.
Robert Pattinson is suiting up as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Unlike Christian Bale, Michael Keaton, and even Ben Affleck’s dashing versions of the character, Pattinson's take on Batman is more unkempt and darker (like a film-noir aspect of Bruce Wayne).
He will be joined by Zoë Kravitz, who will portray the role of Selina Kyle / Catwoman.
Andy Serkis will be portraying Alfred Pennyworth, Batman's butler and mentor. The actor said that the film will center on the emotional connection between Alfred and Bruce.
Paul Dano is portraying the primary antagonist, Edward Nashton/Riddler, while Jeffrey Wright plays Batman's ally in the Gotham City Police Department, James Gordon.
Other cast members include John Turturro as Carmine Falcone (a crime lord in Gotham), Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson (Gotham's district attorney), Barry Keoghan as Stanley Merkel (an officer in GCPD), Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál (a mayoral candidate in Gotham), and Colin Farrell as Oswald "Oz" Cobblepot / Penguin (a rising crime lord) among others.
Warner Brothers dropped the first trailer for 'The Batman' on August 23, 2020.
The hefty teaser trailer provided enough details on what to expect from the upcoming film and give us a closer look at the few key characters, including Jeffrey Wright’s James Gordon and Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman.
Watch the trailer below.