Among the many projects that were discussed and detailed during the DC FanDome event, it made sense that Matt Reeves' The Batman would cap off the evening.
Even with only 25% of the film being shot, the first-look gives fans plenty of insight as to the direction of the narrative and what to expect. Robert Pattinson establishes his presence with some heavy hands and an "I am vengeance" assertion - enough to showcase that action in this flick will be serious.
While the trailer doesn't show Paul Dano as The Riddler or Colin Farrell as The Penguin, there is a glimpse at Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman and the voice of Alfred played by Andy Serkis is also heard in the trailer.
Pattinson's version of Bruce Wayne is less debonair than what typically translates onscreen. The consensus is that Pattinson channels a bit more of a goth version of Wayne, which lines up with this take on Gotham City. The trailer feels reminiscent of The Crow - especially considering the use of Nirvana's "Something In The Way."
With production halted in March and allowed to resume in June, the release of the film is slated for October 1st, 2021 (stylized in the trailer as ?0?1). What fans should know is that this particular era of Batman finds the caped crusader as still a bit of an anomaly in Gotham. He is still a vigilante and has yet to become a public figure. The focus for this film seems to delve into the evolution of not just Batman, but his nemeses as well.
Watch the trailer for Matt Reeves' The Batman below.