Robert Patterson becomes “vengeance” in the new special look teaser trailer for The Batman during the NBA All-Star game.
The latest Caped Crusader version is gritty and even more darker. It’s a murder-mystery thriller from director Matt Reeves who brings a new version of Batman and his growing rogue’s gallery of villains. It includes Catwoman played by Zoë Kravitz, Penguin played by Colin Farrell, and the Riddler played by Paul Dano.
The DC villains come to know the Dark Knight by name — not Batman, but Vengeance. “This is your legacy, Bruce Wayne.”
“Right from the beginning, there’s a desperation to it. He’s really working out this rage,” first-time superhero Pattinson said in a sizzle reel at DC FanDome. “All the fights seem very personal. He wants to inflict his kind of justice. He’s just compelled to do it. There is no other option.”
This is Year Two for Bruce Wayne as the Dark Knight. This version of Batman “doesn’t have as much control over his personality.” He struggles between being vengeful for the loss of his parents and being the heir to the Wayne empire.
“The delineation between when he’s Batman and when he’s Bruce is not so clear and other kinds of iterations of it, where he really knows what he’s doing when he’s putting on the cowl,” Pattinson said. “And I kind of really like this idea of it’s a little bit out of control. He hasn’t completely defined what Batman is. I mean, he gets lost in it whenever he’s putting on [Batman] every night. He’s not sleeping and he’s becoming this quite sort of odd creature.”
The Batman is not an origin story. Though it will “refer to Batman’s origins and shake him to his core,” added Reeves.
Reeves is developing two spinoff shows for HBO Max set in this early Batverse. As for Robert Pattinson, “We’re going to be able to find something new with this guy and do something really special.”
The Batman with Robert Pattinson Synopsis
Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman, striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth, Lt. James Gordon — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens. When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman, Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin, Carmine Falcone, and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler.
The Batman cast also includes Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as mayoral candidate Bella Reál, and Andy Serkis as Alfred. The Batman opens in theaters only on March 4th. Ticket are now on sale.
Watch The Batman special look trailer released during the NBA All-Star game below.