The Batman – First trailer sets a dark tone for Robert Pattinson’s debut

The Batman – First trailer sets a dark tone for Robert Pattinson’s debut

DC’s online FanDome convention has thrown up plenty for fans to be excited about, but the first trailer for Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ steals the show.

New trailers for ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ and ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ are just two highlights amongst a myriad of news announced at DC’s FanDome event. Perhaps the best was saved for last as fans were treated to the first trailer for Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’. And boy, does it pack a punch.

Robert Pattinson debuts as billionaire philanthropist, Bruce Wayne aka ‘The Batman’ and appears to have mastered the art of a husky whisper with great aplomb. “What the hell are you supposed to be?” a thug asks. Batman bludgeons his inquisitor to the ground before growling to his onlooking cohorts. – “I am vengeance!“.

As a younger Dark Knight than we’ve seen in films before, this version of Batman is still somewhat rough around the edges. Perhaps lacking the restraint of an older, wiser vigilante and without so many refined gadgets and toys. We briefly see the latest iteration of the Batmobile in action. Less sleek than Tim Burton’s imagining, less tank-like than Christopher Nolan’s. Batman’s new ride is more muscle car than anything.

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The film is said to be more of a noir detective story than an out and out superhero romp and clues left by The Riddler┬ácertainly suggest that there’s a mystery to unravel.

An eerie rendition of Nirvana’s ‘Something in the Way’ and a gloomy aesthetic lend themselves to the presumption that this could be the darkest and most violent Batman film we’ve seen to date.

Despite the cryptic nature of the release date at the end of the trailer, October 1st 2021 has been set for the U.S.

Leading cast: Robert Pattinson (Bruce Wayne / Batman) | Zoe Kravitz (Selina Kyle / Catwoman) | Colin Farrell (Oswald Cobblepot / The Penguin) | Paul Dano (Edward Nashton / The Riddler) | Jeffrey Wright (James Gordon) | Andy Serkis (Alfred Pennyworth)

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