It was an eventful weekend for the fans of DC Comics superheroes as Warner Bros. dropped a ton of news and insight into upcoming projects regarding its larger-than-life characters, and a new trailer for “The Batman,” which features Robert Pattinson’s first bone-crunching performance as the Dark Knight.

The trailer unveiled Saturday at the DC Fandome event shows Pattinson’s Dark Knight methodically taking down bad guys despite being outnumbered and his Batsuit absorbing multiple bullets.

The footage teases a dark, bleak and violent version of Batman, with Pattinson’s voice saying about the Bat-Signal: “Fear is a tool. When the light hits the sky, it’s not just a call. It’s a warning.”

The trailer teases multiple iconic characters, including Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman, Colin Farrell as The Penguin and Batman’s muscle car Batmobile tearing up the streets and emerging from explosions unscathed.

The trailer opens with a scene of police arresting a man in a cafe. The milk in his coffee is swirled into a question mark, the calling card of Batman’s nemesis The Riddler.


Promotional art for the film 'The Batman.' (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
Promotional art for the film “The Batman.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Later in the footage, Pattinson’s voice is heard describing the situation in Gotham City: “This is a powder keg. The Riddler’s the match.”

“The Batman” is set to be released in theaters on March 4.



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