On August 22, the panel for the upcoming superhero film The Batman starring Robert Pattinson was held at the massive online event DC FanDome. During the panel, the director Matt Reeves revealed the first teaser for the upcoming film.

The teaser opens with the sound of duct tape being used while the Warner Bros and DC logos are showing. The first shot showcases a different looking version of Paul Dano’s The Riddler, who will be the main antagonist of the film. The song Something In The Way by Nirvana starts to play as we first see Jeffrey Wright’s Commissioner Gordon investigate a victim of The Riddler and relay the note he left behind for Batman. The audience is then shown the first full appearance of Pattinson’s caped crusader. As the song starts to get faster, the audience is shown brief shots of Zoë Kravitz’s Catwoman, Colin Farrell’s Penguin, and Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne. The voices of Andy Serkis Alfred Pennyworth and Dano’s Riddler are heard where the former questions why The Riddler is writing to Batman, and the latter provides an ominous riddle asking, “If you are justice, please do not lie. What the price for your blind eye?” The scene then cuts to a group of criminals with face paint running into Batman. When one confused thug asks what Batman is supposed to be while attacking him, he is viciously beaten down by the latter, who simply states, “I’m vengeance.” The trailer then closes with a brief shot after the title with Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne taking off his cowl while the voice of Riddler claims that he is a part of his scheme. When Bruce asks how he is a part of this, the former replies, “You’ll see.”

Many fans were surprised that the first teaser was already completed, as the film has not even finished half of its production. However, fans were shown to be nonetheless excited for the movie as the teaser received highly positive reviews. The Batman is scheduled to be released on October 1, 2021. Despite previous reports, it has been confirmed that the film will not take place within the DCEU and will remain in a separate continuity.


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