The Batman’s trailer is not just a trailer, “it’s a warning.” The sun doesn’t shine on Gotham City for bats don’t come out in the day. It’s only at night, when the criminals, the mischievous and the rain comes down, does Batman too makes his presence known. Gotham has turned darker, grittier and multifold violent. The two and a half minute trailer makes you feel like a rag doll in Batman’s universe.
Gotham City cops apprehend The Riddler (Paul Dano) at the start of the trailer. “Fear is a tool,” Batman (Robert Pattinson) says later before we see him go ballistic on some criminals. You don’t see a lot of The Riddler but you see a whole lotta The Batman!
The music has no mercy on your speakers and ears and nor do the visuals on your eyes – in short, the people behind the film have gone all guns blazing to put the fans in a queue for tickets even before it hits the cinema screens.
In addition to Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Zoë Kravitz as the anti-hero cat burglar Selina Kyle/Catwoman, The Batman also stars Jeffrey Wright as Batman’s police ally James Gordon, John Turturro as mob boss Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham district attorney Gil Colson, Andy Serkis as Bruce’s mentor and butler Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the disfigured crime lord Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin.
Director Matt Reeves has directed ‘The Batman’ off a screenplay that he co-wrote with Peter Craig. Greig Fraser serves as the cinematographer while Reeves has reunited with ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ collaborators, including celebrated composer Michael Giacchino, and editor William Hoy (who edited the DC film with Tyler Nelson).
Pattinson has his work chalked out for himself. He’s up against the image of Christian Bale as The Dark Knight, that still lives rent free in our heads. But before he takes on Bale, he’s got a whole lot of cleaning to do in Gotham and solve some riddles.
The Batman is scheduled for a release in March 2022.
You can catch the trailer here –