The Batman movie starring Robert Pattinson: Release date, cast, trailer, plot
Here's everything we know about the upcoming Batman movie hitting theaters in March 2022.
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At the virtual convention DC FanDome in August, director Matt Reeves dropped the first trailer for The Batman, which featured Pattinson's Dark Knight showing off a violent, unrelenting fighting style, but also showed the character as flawed and vulnerable.
"We will see Batman grow, make mistakes... and be flawed," Reeves said during the panel. "We also get to see him being the world's greatest detective."
We also snatched glimpses of Catwoman, Gotham mob boss Carmine Falcone, Alfred Pennyworth (well, we hear his voice, at least), Riddler and Commissioner Gordon. Plus fans got to see and consequently solve a riddle from the Riddler.
Reeves said during the panel that all the villains are just starting out, so we'll see Catwoman, Penguin and Riddler in the early stages of their criminal endeavors.
No details about The Batman have been officially revealed other than the cast, the director and the trailer.
Plot-wise, the trailer hints Batman will hunt a shadowy killer, following the noir-influenced The Long Halloween comic book storyline that sees Falcone hiring the Rogues Gallery of Batman villains, including Catwoman and Penguin, to take him down.