By: John M Jerva
Warner Bros. is feeling the sting from the release of The Matrix Resurrections as it’s getting not so great reviews (I liked it so sue me) so I’m sure they’re looking forward to their next big tent pole release with the newest version of Gotham’s Caped Crusader. Another new trailer has dropped for The Batman which is director Matt Reeves’ version of the iconic character and you can check it out directly below! Also, more big news on that the movie will hit the streaming service HBOMAX a lot earlier than first thought.
Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.
When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.
Starring alongside Robert Pattinson (Tenet, The Lighthouse) as Gotham’s famous and infamous cast of characters are Zoë Kravitz (Big Little Lies, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (No Time to Die, Westworld) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the Transformers films, The Plot Against America) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven, Interrogation) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson(Farewell Amor) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the Planet of the Apes films, Black Panther) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (The Gentlemen, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) as Oswald Cobblepot.
This newest trailer gives us a closer look at the complex dynamics of the relationship between Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle. This character arc has been done before so I’m interested in seeing how Pattinson and Kravitz pull it off.
I’m not gonna lie, I’m pretty excited for this version and once again when Pattinson was first announced, I didn’t jump ship like so many did. I always wait til I see the product and this looks pretty bad ass for a Batman flick.
The Batman hits theaters exclusively on March 4th! If you won’t be able to catch the Dark Knight on the big screen, then you’re in luck as the film will hit HBOMAX for all subscribers on April 19, 2022.