DC’s FanDome event has officially kicked off and with it comes a massive wave of news and announcements in regards to their DC universe, both within film and television.
The biggest takeaway for me has been the footage revealed from Matt Reeves‘ (last two Apes films) The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson as the world’s greatest detective/caped crusader.
Alongside him is Zoe Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrell and Paul Dano.
I think it’s no secret that I am a huge supporter of Ben Affleck‘s Batman, which makes other news from this same event (Zack Snyder‘s Justice League) equally important to me, yet I still find myself returning to this trailer and absolutely falling in love with it.
For starters, Pattinson’s Batman is different from both Bale and Affleck’s in the sense that he’s younger and also not just starting out, which means we can skip the origins story and also retreat from the grizzled and pissed off Batfleck — this version of Bruce Wayne is a few years in, still battling his own issues while also taking on some of Gotham’s worst.
The suit looks light and simple, making way for some awesome-looking action and a trademark look and feel that’s both fresh and nostalgic.
The mood feels like a cross between David Fincher, Christopher Nolan and a dash of Joker — this is uniquely its own film, having nothing in common with something like Justice League (either cut).
Pattinson without a doubt looks the part, part handsome and mysterious, with a backbone of aggression and determination. I never had any doubts that he could pull it off (Pattinson has made a ton of great stuff since his Twilight days), but I am glad that the wider audience is seeing this trailer and breathing a sigh of relief knowing that they are in good hands with both Reeves and Pattinson.
I stopped counting how many times people heard Pattinson was dawning the cape, only to hear them let out an ugghhhhhh.
Anyways, enough of me raving about this trailer, which might I add the film is STILL in production, with plenty left before it’s complete — so just the fact that Reeves has been able to piece together this much is a miracle on its own right.