Come March of 2022, a new Caped Crusader arrives on the big screen in The Batman.
Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattison as a younger Bruce Wayne than audiences have seen in the past, along with Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle or Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot or the Penguin, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and more.
In August of 2020, Warner Bros. released the film's first teaser trailer at DC Fandom that revealed a more brutal, unrefined Batman, as well as a peek at the film's gallery of villains.
A year later, and several months ahead of the film's theatrical debut, fans are finally learning more of what they can expect from Reeves' version of Gotham City's Dark Knight.
NEW FOOTAGE OF THE BATMAN REVEALED
During the Warner Bros. panel at CinemaCon 2021 attendees were treated to a featurette for the film.
While the footage hasn't been publicly released, ComicBook.com's Brandon Davis shared the details of the featurette, including the narration which began with Pattinson saying, "For some reason, Batman has always stood as one of the major characters of the 20th Century."
Pattinson's Batman is seen wearing the cowl before removing it. Pattinson then continues, stating that this film is "radically different" from other Batman films.
Then, Matt Reeves chimes in claiming that audiences haven't seen anything "grounding it the way Year One does" while shots of Batman beating up Gotham City goons awash in red light followed by explosions, action, and police presence are shown.
Pattinson adds, "He's really working out this rage. All the fights seem very personal."
Andy Serkis as Alfred appears, and there's also a shot of Pattinson's version of the Batmobile with flames shooting out of the exhaust.
Reeves concludes saying, "We can't wait for you to see The Batman in theaters next year."
The full footage description can be found on ComicBook.com.
ScreenRant also shared a description of the footage, saying that Reeves teased an "emotional Batman movie" while reinforcing the fact that fans shouldn't expect an origin tale but a story from his early days as the Caped Crusader.
In addition, the featurette revealed a bit more of Batman and Catwoman's fight that was first shown in the film's teaser trailer.
A NEW VENGEANCE IN GOTHAM CITY
From these descriptions, it certainly sounds like Reeves and Warner Bros. are determined to prove that this Batman story is something new and different from what audiences have seen before.
Honestly, it's a good strategy. After all, Pattinson will be the 7th actor to play the Caped Crusader in live-action. Audiences need to know that this movie, and this Batman, is different to avoid confusion, especially considering both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton's Batmen are set to appear in The Flash.
Now, while this particular featurette is unlikely to be released online for the fans, another DC FanDome is scheduled for October; and The Batman is currently slated as DC's next big release.
More footage than what was shown at CinemaCon, along with a trailer, is practically guaranteed. In the meantime, these intriguing descriptions will have to do for DC fans eager to return to Gotham.
The Batman is currently slated for a March 4, 2022 release.