Warner Bros has released the first teaser trailer of much-awaited The Batman during DC FanDome. The virtual DC FanDome from Warner Bros comes after real-world extravaganzas beloved by comic-book fans — such as Comic-Con — were cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
— The Batman (@TheBatman) August 23, 2020
The Batman, a dark, detective-style mystery take on the Caped Crusader which stars Robert Pattinson is directed by Matt Reeves and penned by Reeves and Mattson Tomlin.
In the panel for the film, Reeves said The Batman won’t be an origin story per se, but it does start in “Year Two” of Batman’s emergence, in which Batman and several other iconic characters — Catwoman, the Riddler, and the Penguin (Colin Farrell) — are still in the early stages of their development, reports Variety.
Reeves further added that his version of Batman– still due next year — is inspired by classic noirs like Chinatown and Taxi Driver, and will meet a “very human and very flawed” Bruce Wayne in his second year as Batman, trying to solve a series of crimes.
The upcoming superhero flick will resume shooting in early September. Filming for the comic book adventure film was halted due to coronavirus pandemic when it was roughly seven weeks into the production.
Soon after the production halt, the theatrical release date of the film has been pushed back by Warner Bros Studios from June 2021 to 1 October, 2021.