This past weekend was a good one if you’ve been eagerly awaiting Warner Bros. to reveal more information and visuals for some of the superhero projects it’s working on at the moment. This as DC FanDome and the new trailers dropped within provided plenty of content for fans to dissect and fawn over.
None more so the Battinson in The Batman (pictured above), being helmed by Matt Reeves of recent Planet of the Apes films fame. As Reeves explained in a segment prior to the teaser trailer being revealed at DC FanDome, between 25 to 30 percent of the film has been filmed to date, and production on it is set to restart in earnest soon.
As for the trailer, pasted below, it has almost universally been praised by the internet, and any fears over Pattinson in the titular role have been put to rest for now. It is also clear that this version of the Caped Crusader is quite brooding and angry, as evidenced by the way he wails on a gang member around the 1:35 mark.
There’s also a general consensus that this flavour of Batman will be darker and grittier than before, as we join Bruce Wayne in his second year of crime fighting in Gotham, as Reeves confirms.
Scheduled for release in late-2021, the project looks promising, and hopefully future trailers stick with the dark tone.
It wasn’t all about the big bad bat, however, as Warner Bros. also showcased trailers for projects that will appear later this year in Wonder Woman 1984 and Zack Snyder’s Justice League, as well as look at the sequel to the Suicide Squad, which Guardian of the Galaxy’s James Gunn is handling.
As with films he’s done for Marvel, this version of the Suicide Squad is a little more absurd, and should hopefully be more entertaining than the very disappointing first installment.
As for Wonder Woman and Justice League, we had hoped that DC FanDome left a little more mystery, especially as we got full looks at both Kristen Wigg’s fully fledged version of Cheetah, as well as Darkseid in the opening few frames of the Justice League trailer.
That said, seeing as how we got to see Doomsday in the trailer for Batman v Superman, this is true to form for Warner Bros.
With this even replacing a traditional Comic Con, there is plenty to get excited about when it comes to DC films, and potentially something for Marvel to start worrying about if the reaction to The Batman is anything to go by.