Gotham’s Dark Knight has returned, and we got a glimpse of our first teaser trailer for 2021’s The Batman! Matt Reeves posted a one-minute clip of Robert Pattinson, dressed as the bat himself, with ominous music playing over a darkened red cinematic clip.
credit: Warner Brothers
The footage, set to music created by the film’s composer, Michael Giacchino, suggested a dark mood we’ve seen with almost every other Batman film in years past. Yet the red gives this rendition a distinctive glow.
The cast and crew began filming only a few weeks ago in London, and this is the first camera test posted for the public eye. In general, Reeves has been very secretive about production, except one photo posted on the first day of filming.
credit: Twitter/Matt Reeves
Jeffrey Wright, who has been confirmed as Commissioner Gordon, took to Twitter with a reply to Reeves’ screen test of Pattinson as Batman and posted a picture of what could be Gordon’s bat signal in the film.
credit: Twitter/Jeffrey Wright
Initially, the film had been conceived by Ben Afleck who was set to write, direct, and reprise the Batman role. However, he dropped out of directing and writing to focus on his portrayal of Bruce Wayne. Once Reeves stepped in as director, he rewrote the script to focus on a younger version of Batman who would be more of a detective and less of the marked man we’ve come to see with almost every version out there.
For now, outside of the little glimpses we’ve received, we know that Wright, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Andy Serkis, Collin Farrell, and John Turturro are all confirmed as starring alongside Pattinson.
With villains such as Catwoman, Riddler, and Penguin alongside this younger version of Batman, it will be especially exciting to see how the Dark Knight handles himself in this new rendition of Gotham City.
Look for The Batman, releasing in American on June 25th, 2021! We’ll have more news as we hear more!