On Saturday, Warner Bros. released a new trailer for The Batman with a very dark and brooding Robert Pattinson donning the cape and cowl.
The trailer introduces us to the Riddler (Paul Dano), one of Batman’s longtime foes in the comics who is being arrested at a diner by Jim Gordon (Jeffrey Wright). Plus, we get our first real look at Zoë Kravitz’s Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman and her cat burgling activities, not to mention her almost purring over Batman on a roof top.
Let’s not forget the unrecognizable Colin Farrell as the Penguin, who looks to be causing plenty of chaos for Pattinson and Andy Serkis as the ever-loyal butler Alfred Pennyworth, who in every Batman movie is worried for Master Wayne as he should be.
The Batman hits theaters on March 4, 2022, you check out the new trailer and images below.
The Cast of The Batman: Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Colin Farrell as The Penguin, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, John Turturro as Gotham crime lord Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham DA Gil Colson, Barry Keoghan as Gotham PD officer Stanley Merkel, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, Alex Ferns as Commissioner Pete Savage, plus Gil Perez-Abraham, Charlie and Max Carver, Rupert Penry-Jones, and Con O’Neill.
So far, I like what Warner Bros. have shown me when it comes to The Batman. The last time we saw most of the main villains in The Batman were back in the 1990’s specifically Batman Returns and Batman Forever.
I was never in love with Tim Burton’s version of The Penguin played by Danny DeVito. Did it fit with in the movie that Burton was trying to give the audience in 1992? Yes, but for me personally I would have loved to of seen a different version, although I did like the casting of DeVito for the role.
If there was a Batman villain that intrigues me the most for the upcoming The Batman movie that would be the Riddler. The last time the Riddler was up on the big screen in 1995’s Batman Forever played by Jim Carrey. Much like DeVito’s Penguin, Jim Carrey’s Riddler did fit for what they were going for in Batman Forever. If there was a role that stood out in Batman Forever, Carrey’s performance would probably be it, but that wouldn’t be saying much. Batman Forever is a watchable movie, to a point, but as far as a Batman movie it’s almost on the level of Adam West campy Batman and if you are going to give me that, well I would rather watch the original camp of the 1960’s Batman television show or movie.