Robert Pattinson’s Batman is an “Odd Creature”

The first full trailer for Robert Pattinson’s dark take on Batman (or The Batman) has arrived, following a teaser shared while the film was still in production last year.

Robert Pattinson, The Batman
Image : Dazed

The new, two-and-a-half-minute preview also introduces Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, alongside The Batman’s primary villains: the Riddler (played by an elusive Paul Dano) and the Penguin (Colin Farrell). Andy Serkis also stars as Bruce Wayne’s right-hand man, Alfred.

“If you think of Bruce Wayne as a recluse rock star in a decaying mansion, there’s a part of me that so saw (Pattinson),” explains director Matt Reeves at DC’s 2021 FanDome event (via Polygon), telling the actor: “I had no idea you’d be interested in playing the role at all.”

Pattinson and Kravitz were joined by director Matt Reeves in a panel discussion before the trailer dropped. Pattinson said this version of the Caped Crusader “really knows what he’s doing when he puts on the cowl. He’s a bit out of control. He hasn’t really defined what Batman is … he’s becoming this sort of odd creature.”

The original trailer for the film — released over a year ago at 2020’s DC FanDome event offered only a mere glimpse of the movie, based on the small amount of footage that Reeves was able to film before COVID-19 caused production to shut down in March 2020.

Filming was also forced to pause again in September that year, just a few days after production had started up again when Pattinson tested positive for COVID.

It’s been a long road to theatres for The Batman. The film was originally intended to hit cinemas on June 21st but was pushed first to October 1st. It’s now slated to open on March 4th, 2022.

Take a look at the trailer here:

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