A new official poster has been shared for The Batman, the latest film about the caped crusader featuring Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman. This poster features Pattinson in the batman outfit in red background layered with fog. This captures much of the aesthetic seen in other promotional images and trailers.
An interesting aspect of this poster is that the logo also features a silhouette of Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz) standing next to a silhouette of Batman. Based on the last trailer, Catwoman a.k.a Selina Kyle appears to have a large role in The Batman and her involvement in this poster shows that she could be heavily involved in this film.
The second trailer debuted at DC fandome and teased the blooming relationship that will develop between Batman and Catwoman. The two seem to be early on in their hero and anti-hero careers. They are also helping one another with whatever is going on in Gotham.
The trailer also showed off many of the other characters including the Riddler (Paul Dano), Penguin (Colin Farrell), Commissioner Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) and Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis). It also highlighted the much darker atmosphere and tone that this movie will have in comparison to past Batman movies. The action and combat seem to be heightened with Batman delivering some brutal beatdowns to bad guys.
Director Matt Reeves has shared that he wanted to focus in more on the detective aspect of the character. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Reeves mentioned that he felt the detective aspect had not been fully explored in any Batman film yet.
“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional,” Reeves said. “It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation.”
Pattinson also teases that this version of Batman will be out of control as he hasn’t figured out how to balance these two personalities yet.
“He doesn’t have as much control over his personality, like the delineation between when he’s Batman and when he’s Bruce is not so clear and other kinds of iterations of it where he really knows what he’s doing when he’s putting on the cowl,” Pattinson said in a behind-the-scenes featurette. “And I kind of really like this idea of it’s a little bit out of control. He hasn’t completely defined what Batman is. I mean, he gets lost in it whenever he’s putting on [Batman] every night. He’s not sleeping and he’s becoming this quite sort of odd creature.”
The Batman will hit theaters on March 4, 2022.