Batman is a very complicated character. Comics and movies have shown it in a thousand ways. However, the cinema had never seen a Batman like Matt Reeves, played by Robert Pattinson. While Bale and Affleck’s Batman had an experience that made him an incredible strategist, Pattinson’s Batman is the complete opposite: inexperienced, he is in his early years and Bruce Wayne has yet to find the balance between his anger and his sense of justice. This is what the trailers have reflected and what the new synopsis confirms (Via CBR).
“Batman is a fast-paced, action-packed thriller that shows Batman in his early years, struggling to balance anger with righteousness as he investigates a haunting mystery that terrifies Gotham.
Robert Pattinson delivers a raw and intense portrayal of Batman as a disillusioned and desperate vigilante who is awakened by the realization that his consuming anger makes him no better than the ruthless serial killer he’s hunting.“.
As the synopsis indicates, we will see again a Batman during his early years. The last time we saw something like this was in Batman Begins. The Batman will show the public one of the best facets of Gotham’s vigilante: the inner moral struggle of man and symbol, of human anger and iron will to uphold a Batman moral code. While he finds his balance, he will have to face a Gotham “raw and intense“.
Regarding the “serial killer“We imagine it refers to Enigma (Riddler) by Paul Dano, although we could still get some surprises. The Batman is strongly inspired by works like Batman: Year 1 and The Long Halloween, two reference comics for any fan of DC’s vigilante.
The Batman will be released on March 4, 2022