By: John M Jerva
DC Fandome is rolling along today and with the reveals, we finally have a second trailer for Matt Reeves’s new take on The Dark Knight. The Batman focuses on the Caped Crusader’s early years and sees Robert Pattinson stepping into the iconic role of DC’s ultimate detective.
The new footage is nothing short of spectacular and Pattinson is looking real solid in the storied role. There’s a certain sense of eeriness that comes with this version and a little dash of horror to go along with the drama, action and theatrics.
Definite highlights were Batman walking towards the machine gun fire as the muzzle blasts lit him up from the darkness and the Dark Knight walking out of the flames at the end. Ben Affleck is still my favorite but this one is starting to win me over. The action set pieces look off the charts and fans should be salivating right about now.
Pattinson is joined in the film by Zoe Kravitz who is playing Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman), Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot, aka the Penguin, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton, aka the Riddler,Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth who is Bruce Wayne’s most trusted butler and ally.
The Batman is said to focus on the Caped Crusader’s early days as a detective and crime fighter and will feature a Rogues Gallery of villains. This is a younger version of Batman as he tries to divide his identities between The Dark Knight and Bruce Wayne.
The Batman is still scheduled for release on March 4, 2022, which saw it delayed twice from the original June and October 2021 dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.