‘The Batman’ trailer is here. It’s dark, serious and violent

The initial new trailer for “The Batman” in additional than a year has lastly dropped, and it’s as dark as night time.

Attendees of DC FanDome, the event for devotees of the comedian e book enterprise that birthed Batman, Superman, Marvel Girl and other people, received the initial glimpse this weekend. It revealed much additional of director Matt Reeves’ vision of a wet, gloomy, seemingly perpetually nighttime Gotham Town and its fearsome guardian.

The 2-moment, 45-2nd trailer primarily used footage not seen in the preceding one particular, which debuted Aug. 20, 2020 — when the movie was nonetheless in creation — and introduced Zoë Kravitz as a ragged, road-level Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, a masked individual we presume to be Paul Dano as the Riddler and, of course, Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman. That grim two and a 50 percent minutes unspooled to the eerie sounds of a include of Nirvana’s “Something in the Way,” but it didn’t pay for a glimpse of Colin Farrell’s Penguin and didn’t allow for a lot more than a several terms spoken by Pattinson.

The new trailer, scored by what appears like a cross involving “Something in the Way” and Jóhann Jóhannsson’s belly-churning “Sicario” soundtrack, leans into the dread-producing element of the hero. Soon after all, in his origin story in “Batman” No. 1, Bruce Wayne mentioned, “Criminals are a superstitious cowardly whole lot, so my disguise ought to be equipped to strike terror into their hearts. I ought to be a creature of the night time, black, terrible, a … a … a bat!” It is element of the character that prior film incarnations have basically acknowledged, although the trailer tends to make it seem to be “The Batman” will check out it.

Far more evidence is in the enlargement on the phrases in the teaser that rocketed throughout the net very last week asserting the trailer fall: “It’s not just a signal,” states a voice about an impression of the famed Bat-Signal in the teaser, “it’s a warning.”

In the comprehensive trailer, the Bat-quote is “Fear is a device. When that gentle hits the sky, it is not just a connect with. It is a warning.”

The new footage opens with the arrest of the uncostumed Riddler played by Dano (sans mask) in a diner as he’s apprehended, a glimpse into his espresso cup reveals a question mark drawn in the foam. We see Batman summoned by Gordon through the Bat-Signal, then dealing with off against the masked street gang already witnessed in the very first trailer.

There is a lot more of Kravitz as Catwoman, on the lookout much more well appointed than she did beforehand. There’s also a confrontation concerning Batman and a prisoner — who may possibly be Dano’s Riddler — our 1st glimpse of Andy Serkis’ Alfred, and Batman relentlessly pursuing a crime manager by Batmobile. By the way, this Bat-ride looks extra like an armored muscle mass auto than the urban tanks of the Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder iterations.

Probably most telling, there are reaction shots of both of those close friend and foe horrified by Batman’s brutal takedowns of criminals.

Purr-fect casting? Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in the new trailer for “The Batman.”

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

All of that provides up to a grittier get on the Caped Crusader than in the major-but-thoroughly clean Nolan trilogy and the around-Grand Guignol excesses of the Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher films of the late ’80s and ’90s. Reeves’ movie picks up Batman’s story at an previously phase in his advancement than the latest “Justice League” cycle, emphasizing his skills as “the World’s Finest Detective.”

The movie’s violence, which initially reared its jarring head in the 2020 trailer, seems far more in line with the classic Frank Miller comedian book will take, “Batman: Yr One” and “The Dark Knight Returns,” than anything previously on film (like the warehouse scene in Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”).

Whilst Bruce Wayne in “The Batman” is a youthful edition than we observed in “Justice League” and its satellite entries, the new movie is a stand-on your own that does not take place in the very same cinematic universe as those people flicks.

A shot from behind of Batman on a roof overlooking the city skyline.

There is always the Darkish Knight right before the dawn — Robert Pattinson as Batman in the new trailer for “The Batman.”

(Warner Bros. Shots)

Right after many release-day delays brought on by the pandemic, “The Batman” is scheduled to open March 4, 2022.