Wow, Robert Pattinson is everywhere isn’t he? Fresh from the release of a bunch of TENET reviews just a few days ago, now we’ve got a new teaser of THE BATMAN!
Apparently the film hasn’t even finished filming yet (yep, thanks to Covid-19), it’s supposed to resume in September. But hey, good for director Matt Reeves that he somehow managed to have enough footage to show during DC FanDome event going on today (Saturday).
My first reaction is… I dig it. Reeves promised us ‘… a point of view-driven, noir tale that’s more about Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films.’ Well, this moody trailer certainly teased us that w/ a heavy collaboration with Commissioner Gordon (Jeffrey Wright). Nirvana’s song Something in the Way somehow gave it a dark, retro feel. I don’t always like the use of popular songs in trailers, but this one works quite well. Two things I’m happy about this version… it’s NOT an origin story (we do not need to see Bruce’s parents dying all over again in an alley!) AND Batman doesn’t have that ridiculous, unintelligible deep voice in the Chris Nolan’s movies.
Per Variety, in the DC FanDome panel for the film, Reeves said “The Batman” won’t be an origin story per se, but it does start in “Year Two” of Batman’s emergence, in which Batman and several other iconic characters — Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), the Riddler, and the Penguin (Colin Farrell) — are still in the early stages of their development. In exploring the corruption at the heart of the story, Batman also begins to uncover a larger story of corruption within the city, and how it may connect back to the vastly wealthy and powerful Wayne family.
I didn’t realize it was Paul Dano as The Riddler, which is one of the many villains featured in this version. Zoe Kravitz seems like perfect casting as Catwoman too, excited to see her! Oh and I love that Andy Serkis is playing Alfred Pennyworth, whose voice you can hear when he said ‘you’re becoming quite a celebrity.’
Btw, check this out… is this REALLY Colin Farrell?? Wow!! Whoever did the prosthetic makeup is phenomenal!
The debate’s begun — is that Colin Ferrell as The Penguin in #TheBatman? Some fans believe so pic.twitter.com/D1ejVWKGj1
— Total Film (@totalfilm) August 23, 2020
As for The Batman himself, I was actually intrigued by R-Patz as Batman when it was first announced. I think he’s a talented actor who could bring a fresh take to the role, plus I believe in Matt Reeves’ ability to do the same, given his stellar work in the latest Planet of the Apes movies, one of the best trilogy ever. Based on what I see here, Pattinson as more of a detective make sense instead of displaying a hero with sheer brute force. The one part that made me cringe a bit is when he’s punching a thug repeatedly and then says ‘I am vengeance.’ Hmmm… really? But overall I’m optimistic about his take on the role.
Even though Batfleck is still a thing (Ben Affleck is supposed to reprise his Batman role in the big-screen version of The Flash), I’m kind of over that version.
The Batman is scheduled to hit movie theaters on Oct. 21, 2021, so we have more than a year to wait on this. Let’s hope theaters would actually be open to at least half capacity by then.
Well, what do you think of The Batman teaser?
7 thoughts on “THIS JUST IN! The Batman – DC FanDome Teaser”
Oh… now this looks good. I know it won’t be as good as the Dark Knight trilogy by Nolan but I’ll take it.
Hey Steven! Yeah I think it looks good too! It remains to be seen how good this new version will be, but I have faith in Matt Reeves.
Watched the teaser a few times already! Looking forward to it, after the two not so great outings by Affleck, not really his fault since the two films he starred in were crap, my excitement for a new Batman film weren’t as high. I’m still not sold that Robert P. can be a good Batman but hopefully he’ll prove me wrong when I see the actual film.
It’s kind of funny that this version is very similar to the version that Darren Aronofsky wanted to make before Nolan was hired to do the reboot back in 2000s. His script was based on the comic book Batman: Year One and it contained several villains and Catwoman who’s black. The script focused on Bruce being a detective and working with Gordon to take down the bad guys. I’m sure Reeves took some elements from that script and wrote into this version.
Glad to hear, Ted! Yeah I’m more sold on this project than I had been previously, regardless of Pattinson. I remain open-minded about him, but so far my fave Batman is still Christian Bale.
Interesting bit of trivia about Aronofsky’s version. Well, I like Matt Reeves and I think he’s an excellent filmmaker so I’m hopeful his take on Batman would be as good as the Apes trilogy!
Bale’s still my favorite too, his Batman films with Nolan will probably be my favorites for a long time.
I trust Reeves will make this one a great Bat flick. If I remember correctly, Aronofsky said Warner Bros. didn’t want to go with his pitch because he wanted to make it into a hard R-rated Batman film and Nolan pitched a PG-13 version.
Pingback: This Just In! Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN Full Trailer! – FlixChatter Film Blog
Pingback: This Just In! Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN Full Trailer! – FlixChatter Film Blog – 123 Movie News