New footage from The Batman was revealed by Warner Bros. during CinemaCon 2021, promising a dark and brooding Gotham for Robert Pattinson’s Batman to tame.
The Wrap, a publication that was in attendance during Warner Bros’. CinemaCon showing, writes that the new look at Matt Reeves’ Batman movie begins with a Gotham seemingly in chaos. Bruce Wayne is seen walking through the city’s streets before “he rises.”
It’s unclear if that means Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne quickly flies up, perhaps by zipline, or if the scene transitions to a Batman rising up into the Gotham sky. The Wrap writes that Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman and Jeffrey Wright’s Commissioner Gordon also made appearances in the sizzle reel.
Aaron Couch, an editor for The Hollywood Reporter who was also in attendance at the showing, wrote on Twitter that Warner Bros. revealed a sizzle reel of The Batman before playing the trailer first shown at DC FanDome last year. Couch says the trailer “looked amazing on the big screen.”
ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis also saw the new footage, describing it as a “long, dark, epic behind-the-scenes featurette” on Twitter. Davis also called the new footage of The Batman “amazing,” noting that director Reeves spoke more about the Year One aspect of the movie’s story. The Wrap’s report says Reeves promised an “emotional Batman movie” unlike anything seen before.
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While waiting and hoping that Warner Bros. soon gives the rest of the world another look at The Batman, read about how Colin Farrell says his Penguin is only in “five or six scenes” in the movie and then check out this story about how The Batman utilized The Mandalorian’s virtual production method.
For more about CinemaCon, read what people are saying about the first footage of Tom Holland’s Uncharted movie and then check out the official title for The Matrix 4 revealed during the con.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.
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