Directed by Matt Reeves, the film will showcase the DCEU debut of Robert Pattinson's Batman , and he will be joined by a stellar cast that includes the likes of Zoë Kravitz, Colin Farrell, Andy Serkis, Jeffrey Wright, and Paul Dano .
Plot details of The Batman are still being kept under wraps, but it was already confirmed that the film will feature a storyline where Bruce Wayne is in his second year as the Dark Knight. The trailer also gave a glimpse of several villains like Kravitz's Catwoman, Farell's Penguin , and ultimately, the main foe, Paul Dano's Riddler.
It remains to be seen how the film will balance every member of Batman's Rogues' gallery, but a new LEGO set may hint at several intense battles that the Caped Crusader may need to deal with.
The Batman Battles Penguin & Catwoman in New LEGO Sets
Walmart officially unveiled two new LEGO sets for The Batman ahead of the film's premiere in 2022.
The first set features Robert Pattinson's Batman and Zoë Kravitz's Selina Kyle in a two-motorcycle set design:
The LEGO set includes two powerful-looking motorcycles, two mini-figures, a Batarang, a grappling gun, a chain, a gem element, and a glow-in-the-dark bat-signal:
Fans can create their own chase sequence involving Batman and Catwoman when they purchase this thrilling LEGO set:
The official description of the Catwoman LEGO set can be read below:
"There’s double the fun for Batman™ fans aged 7+ with LEGO® DC Batman™: Batman & Selina Kyle™ Motorcycle Pursuit (76179). This 2-motorcycle set is based on The Batman movie and is perfect for fans of fast-moving, super-hero adventures. Batman action – on wheels! Kids take their imagination on a thrilling motorcycle ride with Batman and Selina Kyle. With 2 powerful-looking motorcycles and 2 minifigures, plus a Batarang™, grappling gun, chain and gem element, thrilling adventures will never be far away. A glow-in-the-dark Batsignal™ provides extra inspiration for endless super-hero stories. The free LEGO Building Instructions app contains an additional digital guide which kids can use to zoom, rotate and visualize their model. There’s also a guided real-life building process that allows even younger builders to construct with confidence."
The second set features Colin Farrell's Oswald Cobblepot and Batman in an intense Batmobile chase sequence:
The LEGO set includes two mini-figures, Penguin's shooter and a hand-held rocket launcher, and a battle-ready Batmobile with two spring-loaded shooters that launch mega missiles:
The official description confirms that the Batmobile can incorporate Batman inside, and there's even room for a LEGO passenger:
The official description of the Penguin LEGO set can be read below:
"Kids with a passion for Batman™ will be captivated by the stand-out LEGO® DC Batman Batmobile™: The Penguin™ Chase (76181). This iconic, play-and-display Batmobile puts action from The Batman movie into the hands of kids aged 8+. Missile-launching Batmobile This battle-ready Batmobile features 2 spring-loaded shooters that launch mega missiles from the front, either simultaneously or individually, when kids press plates on the hood. The windshield and roof assembly lift off so the Batman minifigure can be sat in the cockpit. There’s even room for a passenger. The action can be turbocharged with the addition of blue-flame elements attached to the exhaust. The set features 2 minifigures: Batman, with a fabric cape, and The Penguin™, with a shooter and hand-held rocket launcher, which includes an integrated stud-shooter that fires circular pieces. When the imaginative, super-hero adventures are over for the day, this versatile vehicle looks awesome displayed in kids’ rooms."
The Batman's Second Year is Rough
LEGO has been part of the promotional drive of major superhero films, and this latest collection is a testament to that feat.
It is unknown if these LEGO sets are an accurate depiction of what would happen in The Batman , but it would make narrative sense for these foes to encounter the Dark Knight at some point.
Given that Robert Pattinson's Bruce Wayne is still in his second year as the Caped Crusader, it is possible that he might adjust his strategy since this could be the first time that he would encounter both Catwoman and the Penguin.
It is also worth pointing out that both fights that are featured in the LEGO set showcase chase sequences. Interestingly, a leaked The Batman video appeared to confirm that Selina Kyle would indeed ride a motorcycle in one of her escapades, and this could give Bruce an idea to use his Batcycle to try and stop Catwoman.
However, in a previous interview, The Batman director Matt Reeves revealed that Selina is not truly evil in the film since she just “wants to fight for those who don't have someone else to fight for them." This is an interesting tidbit since it would change the dynamic of Bruce and Selina in the film.
Meanwhile, Colin Farrell, who plays Oswald Cobblepot in the film, previously revealed that his character is only in "five or six scenes," and there's a good chance that one of them is the Batmobile chase sequence.
In the first trailer, Cobblepot is being chased by the Batmobile, and it appears that the LEGO set is the first detailed look at how it would all go down. It is unknown how this Batmobile will be depicted in the film, but the fact that the description confirms that it is "battle-ready" essentially solidifies the idea that this vehicle is formidable enough to take down any foe.
The Batman is set to premiere in theaters on March 4, 2022.