Over the weekend, the first trailer for the forthcoming Matt Reeves-directed, Robert Pattinson-starring The Batman was unveiled, and it’s about as gritty as you might expect.
Soundtracked by Nirvana‘s Nevermind classic ‘Something in the Way’, the first trailer for the film sees R Patz portraying both Bruce Wayne and his caped alter-ego. Rather than the cool, confident playboy Wayne we’ve seen in earlier films from Christian Bale and Ben Affleck, Pattinson’s version is a fair deal edgier and dare-we-say gother.
There’s a level of intensity to Wayne’s character here that Pattinson manages to pull off pretty well – rather than the celebrated superhero we’re used to, The Batman captures the Dark Knight in his early, masked vigilante days. At one point towards the end of the trailer, a squad of clown-faced goons asks “What the hell are you supposed to be?”, right before one cops a pretty bloody brutal beating from The Bat. “I’m vengeance,” he replies.
The trailer also gives us a glimpse of the film’s star-studded supporting cast, including Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon.
Watch the trailer for The Batman below. The film is set to arrive late 2021.