Apparently, Warner Bros. thinks we don’t know enough about their upcoming The Batman film, and they’re right! Fortunately for us, they just gave us the tidbit of the bat-century to help correct that.

The Batman: Newer, Longer, and Better

The Batman poster.
Anyone hearing that menu music from Wolfenstein: The Old Blood here?

Batman-News just released an official new synopsis for Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which Warner Bros. in turn released to them. This new synopsis is pretty lengthy, to say the least. It also reveals a large number of details about the plot, which the trailer hinted at. Check it out below:

It’s not just a call… It’s a warning.

From Warner Bros. Pictures comes Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson in the dual role of Gotham City’s vigilante detective and his alter ego, reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne. Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies—Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright)—amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.

When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.”

The Batman: Opinion

Just when you thought Batman couldn’t get any more dark and gritty…

Based on that synopsis and the trailer above from October, The Batman seems to be a dark and gritty take on the character. Well, darker and grittier than Bruce Wayne usually is. This version of Batman is young, still dealing with the trauma of his parent’s deaths, and is still trying to figure out some sense of morality to follow. Which means that he’s more prone to violence than usual. Serious levels of violence too, from the looks of it.

And that’s not even going into the villains. For example, the Riddler isn’t just some guy in a green suit and bowler hat who likes elaborate pranks. He’s an actual, terrifying threat in The Batman. This film’s version of the Riddler is basically a riddle-loving serial killer akin to the Zodiac Killer. In fact, that was Matt Reeves’ primary inspiration for him.

With the combination of a grittier Bruce Wayne and worse villains, we’re in for a pretty dark film. The Batman is set for release on March 4, 2022. Hopefully, there’ll be no more hiatuses.

Source: Batman News