'The Batman' Returns: What to Expect


| LAST UPDATE 02/27/2022

By Zuzanna Krause
Robert Pattinson Batman Premiere
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Perfectly said by Harvey Dent in the 2008 hit film, The Dark Knight, "The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming." Ah, Two-Face. Giving us major nostalgia and major excitement, DC Comics' newest sure-to-be blockbuster hit, The Batman, is gracing our screens worldwide on March, 4th-and we can't wait. Putting a unique twist on Gotham City's most fascinating characters, audiences from all over the world are getting ready to dive deep once again into the life of the Caped Crusader.

So, what do we know? The film will closely follow the story of Batman and other key characters in the City of Gotham; when the Riddler, a brutal serial killer, is on the loose, Batman is in charge of investigating the city's very corrupt social network of high-profile political figures with only a few allies by his side. The impressive cast includes Robert Pattinson as the iconic Bruce Wayne/Batman, alongside Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot / The Penguin, and Andy Serkis playing Alfred Pennyworth. What a cast. "It's more Batman in his detective mode than we've seen in the films," director Matt Reeves told The Hollywood Reporter. "I felt that it was important to examine this idea of him being an emblem of vengeance," says Reeves.

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What are we most excited about? The riveting chemistry between Kravitz and Pattinson. "Everyone could see there was something really special between them," director Reeves said after Kravitz auditioned for the role of Selina Kyle. The two looked Gotham City ready as they stepped onto the red carpet during The Batman London's movie premiere this past week. This is Pattinson's first major Blockbuster film in a while, and clearly the red carpet suits him nicely. The flyest on-screen Batman/Catwoman couple since Anne Hathaway and Christian Bale back in The Dark Knight Rises is back, baby.

Robert Pattinson Zoe Kravitz
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Fans from all over the world will be joining forces, yet again, to root on the endless debate: evil versus unintentionally evil. With big shoes to fill, Pattinson is taking on the responsibility of the Caped Crusader's cinematic franchise this Spring, and we can't wait. Until then, stay tuned.

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