DC Comic’s Dark Knight is once again returning to the big screen, with actor Robert Pattinson playing the masked crusader in The Batman.
The film, which is due in cinemas in 2021, is already one of the most highly anticipated films of the year — thanks to Warner Bros. and director Matt Reeves drip-feeding us information.
Now, a new trailer and teaser have been released for the virtual DC Fandome, giving insight into the new film — including additional characters.
Here’s everything we know so far.
What is The Batman about?
Simply titled The Batman, the film focuses on a younger Bruce Wayne early on in his crime-fighting career and will make use of his detective skills, rather than his strength.
“It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films,” Reeves told The Hollywood Reporter.
“The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime.”
The movie is set in Batman’s second year of his superhero career, as Bruce Wayne is still perfecting his equipment and methods and establishing a relationship with the GCPD, however, at this point in time, resident fears the man they call “The Batman”.
The plot centres on a hunt for a serial killer who murders wealthy Gotham residents, as well as Batman’s discovery of a deep conspiracy reaching far back into Gotham’s history. It is known that The Riddler will play a large role, however, it’s unclear whether he’s actually the villain Batman is hunting.
During the fandome, co-writer Mattson Tomlin said that the film will explore trauma and added that Reeves is “always coming from a point of emotion”. It will also see Batman face off against an assortment of villains from throughout his career.
WATCH: The official trailer for The Batman. Story continues.
When will it be released?
The Batman will be released in October 2021.
The original airdate was meant to be in June 2021, however, due to COVID-19, production of the film was halted and it will now be released in October 2021.
The first official teaser
Who is in the cast?
The Batman has an all-star cast led by Pattinson.
Zoe Kravitz will play Selina Kyle/Catwoman, with Reeves describing this film as an origin story for her, Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) will play Commissioner Gordon and Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) as Edward Nashton/The Riddler.
Andy Serkis (His Apes) will play Batman’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth while Colin Farrell (Artemis Fowl) will play the villainous penguin and John Turturro (Do The Right Thing) will play Carmine Falcone.
There are also new characters played by newcomer Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál and Interrogation’s Peter Sarsgaard will play District Attorney Gil Colson.
What is the logo?
Director Reeves shared the first look at the official logo for the film during the DC Fandome.
Excited to share the very first look at our official #TheBatman logo, and some very cool additional #DCFanDome artwork by the amazing @jimlee — see more of #TheBatman at the #DCFanDome global event in the Hall of Heroes this Saturday, 8/22! #TheBatman #DCFanDome #ForTheFans pic.twitter.com/ApfngNbyor
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) August 20, 2020
What do the Batmobile and Batsuit look like?
In March this year, Reeves revealed the official first look at the Batmobile.
Taking to his Twitter with a simple bat and racecar emoji along with the hashtag #TheBatman, Reeves shared three photographs from the set of the highly anticipated film.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) March 4, 2020
Leaked images and a video of the Batcycle also circulated, and along with it the first look at the full Caped Crusader suit.
Catwoman: Can you come over?
Batman: Naw, fighting the Joker
Catwoman: I stole a diamond
— Dbsage🛸 (@Dbsage_) February 21, 2020
Prior to that, Reeves shared a “camera test” on his Twitter account of Pattinson in the new Batsuit, lit only by a red hue and accompanied by a Batman theme from composer Michael Giacchino.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) February 13, 2020