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DC FanDome: First Trailer for The Batman

August 22, 2020 | Posted by Ashish
The Batman

The first trailer for The Batman was revealed today at DC FanDome and it features both Paul Dano as the Riddler and Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman. The film stars Robert Pattison as Batman and is directed by Matt Reeves. Reeves noted at the event today that the film is about Batman’s early days, his year two specifically.

“It’s about the early days of him being Batman and he’s very far from being perfect,” Reeves said (h/t Entertainment Weekly). “One of the things that are interesting is learning how to be Batman. It’s a criminological experiment. He’s trying to figure out what he can do to change this place. He’s seeing he’s not having any of the effect he wants to have. That’s when the murders start to happen … and it opens up a whole new world of corruption. Without being an origin tale, it ends up touching on his origins. It’s a detective story, a mystery, it’s got, of course, action, and it’s incredibly personal for him. He’s kind of a growing legend and [criminals] are afraid of him. He’s not a symbol of hope yet. One of the things he has to deal with is how he’s perceived … What was exciting for me was not doing the origin [story] but to meet him in the middle and to see him make mistakes and grow and fail and be heroic in a way that felt very human and very flawed.”

Reeves also said that the classic 1970s films Taxi Driver and Chinatown were influences on The Batman, and that he wanted Batman’s suit to look as if Wayne made it himself in his second year as Batman.

The film also stars Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin.

The Batman opens October 1st, 2021.

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