‘The Batman:’ First Look At DC FanDome Reveals Catwoman, Riddler

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“The Batman” writer-director Matt Reeves unveiled the film’s first trailer during the final panel of the DC FanDome event on Saturday.The brooding teaser, set to Nirvana’s “Something in the Way”, focuses primarily on the presence of the Riddler (Paul Dano), who leaves a series of deadly teasers for the Batman and Commissioner Gordon (Jeffery Wright). It also reveals some quick glimpses of Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, provides Pattinson’s first full look into the Batsuit and driving the Batmobile, and highlights Batman’s brutal approach to fighting crime as he beats the shit out of it. ‘a low-level thug to make a point.

In the film panel, Reeves stated that “The Batman” would not be an origin story per se, but that it begins in the “second year” of Batman’s emergence, in which Batman and several other characters iconic characters – Catwoman, the Riddler, and the Penguin (Colin Farrell) – are still in their early stages of development. By exploring the corruption at the heart of the story, Batman also begins to uncover a larger history of corruption in the city and how it can connect with the extremely wealthy and powerful Wayne family.

Right before the panel begins, Warner Bros. also posted a series of first look images of Pattinson as Bruce Wayne and Batman from the film.


The Batman Robert PattinsonReeves has regularly teased previews of his film, starting in February with a video of Pattinson wearing the Batsuit with a clip from Michael Giacchino’s score for the film. Weeks later, a video and photos of the set were later leaked on the Batcycle and a more complete look at the Batsuit, and in early March, Reeves tweeted an official first look at the Batmobile.

The film had to suspend production due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is expected to restart filming in early September. Reeves said he has only shot 25% of the film so far and the delay has pushed the official release date back from June to October 2021.

The film also stars John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Jayme Lawson and Andy Serkis.

Reeves is also working with Terence Winter (“The Sopranos”) on a spin-off television series “Gotham PD” set one year before the events of “The Batman”. Reeves told the panel that the show will focus on a corrupt cop in the first year of Batman’s emergence in Gotham City. HBO Max took over the show with a serial engagement.

The “The Batman” panel capped off the first wave of DC FanDome events that unfolded in virtual panels throughout the day, most of them focusing on Warner Bros.’s upcoming feature list. based on the properties of DC Comics. A predominantly TV-focused follow-up event will take place on September 12.

Check out the full schedule for Saturday’s DC FanDome event here.



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