Here’s another serving of catnip for Batman fans. The latest trailer for the upcoming “The Batman” has arrived.
In the previous teaser, amid shadowy and exciting action sequences, Robert Pattison convinced Dark Knight fans he could pull off that gravelly, intense voice.
In this new trailer – pointedly called “The Bat and The Cat” (yes, trailers get titles now too) – the “Twilight” actor puts that voice to use in a little flirty banter between the conflicted hero and the confident Catwoman.
“You got a lot of cats,” he says.
She replies, “I’ve got a thing about strays.”
As People reports, when Alfred (Andy Serkis) asks Batman if Catwoman is a friend, he answers, "I'm not so sure."
And so sets up the classic Batman / Catwoman sexual tension game – conflicted nemeses in costume, potential lovers in street clothes.
Though Bruce Wayne’s usual classy attire might take a hit this time, and not just from all the explosions. We get more hints that the billionaire bachelor might be in some financial as well as bad guy trouble.
There are more shots of Bruce Wayne than Batman this time, and we get a few more quick cuts of the Riddler.
The personal revelations and searing nighttime battle sequences place this more in line with Christopher Nolan’s brooding late 2000s Batman trilogy than Ben Affleck’s recent body-building bossman take on the comic book legend.
Zoë Kravitz looks perfect as Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman. In general, "The Batman" boasts an impressive cast, including Peter Sarsgaard, Jeffrey Wright, and Colin Farrell as the Riddler.
Aside from being a reboot of the popular Gotham City saint, as Kravitz explains in a recent interview with Empire magazine, this film is as much an origin story for Catwoman.
"This is an origin story for Selina,” said Kravitz, “so it's the beginning of her figuring out who she is beyond just someone trying to survive. I think there's a lot of space to grow, and I think we are watching her become what I'm sure will be the femme fatale."
And no matter how their relationship pans out in the flick, Kravitz had great things to say about her real life co-star, Pattinson.
Pattinson is "not just trying to do a bunch of impressive backflips that wouldn't be possible for that person to do," said Kravitz, "and he takes into account where we are in the story and where the characters are emotionally. It was really fun to work from that place."
“The Batman” lands on March 4, 2022.
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