After a supercharged first trailer unveiled a few weeks ago, Warner Bros. has posted the official synopsis for “The Batman” by Matt Reeves starring Robert Pattinson as the masked knight. And that announces very heavy.
The Batman: the highly anticipated new DC movie
While everyone still has in mind Christian Bale’s incredible performance in the trilogy The dark knight by Christopher Nolan, and more recently Ben Affleck in the role of the dark knight, it is another actor who is about to wear the mask. Indeed, Robert Pattinson was chosen to play the title role of the film. The batman by Matt Reeves.
The film follows on from Joker by Todd Phillips released in 2019. He’s not tied to the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) but is part of what Warner wants to do with his superheroes. Make them exist outside the DCEU and offer them darker, authorist solo films. This approach is reminiscent of Nolan’s with the trilogy The dark knight.
The batman looks like a dark and violent uppercut, as the first trailer suggests.
Alongside Robert Pattinson, we find in particular Colin Farrell (the penguin), Paul Dano (the mystery man) and Zoë Kravitz (Catwoman).
The official synopsis unveiled
If the first images gave us a clue about the dark and violent atmosphere that enveloped the film, no official synopsis had been revealed. It is now done, since Warner Bros. US put it online.
Thus, we can read:
THE BATMAN is a edgy, action-packed thriller that portrays Batman in his early years, navigating between rage and righteousness as he investigates a disturbing mystery that terrorized Gotham. Robert Pattinson delivers a crude and intense portrayal of Batman as a wry, desperate vigilante awakened by the realization that the anger consuming him doesn’t make him better than the ruthless serial killer he hunts.
Unsurprisingly, these lines confirm the idea that Robert Pattinson’s Batman is tortured, and plagued by intimate conflicts. The action thriller dimension, coupled with the dark side of the superhero, makes The batman one of the biggest expectations of 2022.
It is expected in French theaters on March 5.