Director Matt Reeves’ new version of Gotham’s Cloaked Crusader, The BatmanThe focus of the DC Fandome was on him with a look behind the scenes of the film production and the unveiling of the second trailer.
Robert Pattinson’s portrayal of Batman is set in the early years of the crime fighter’s journey and is based on the Batman: Year One Comics. Describing this version as “a hermit rock star in a crumbling mansion,” Reeves felt that Pattinson was the right person for the role before auditions or screening tests were even conducted. Zoë Kravitz plays Selena Kyle (AKA Catwoman), who Reeves says had an attitude that was “So Selena” from the start. Kravitz talked about wanting Selena to feel like a real person, not an idea.
Previous iterations of Batmen on the big screen have used fear to overcome their opponents, but that attitude feels more direct and imperturbable in his actions. Bruce says in the trailer, “When this light hits the sky, it’s not just a phone call. It’s a warning.” This is compounded by the Terminator-esque chase with Colin Farrel’s Oswald Cobblepot (who absolutely kills it after everything we’ve seen) at the end of the trailer, in which Batman confidently / threateningly emerges from an inferno towards the classic Gotham villain strutted.
Batman’s main enemy this time around is The Riddler, played by Paul Dano. Other names in the cast include Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, and John Tuturro as Carmine Falcone. The Batman comes exclusively to cinemas on March 4, 2022.