Matt Reeves’ The Batman should have come out in June, but WB is now gearing up for the movie to release March of 2022. Promotion for the movie has been going slow and steady, and now we have the official synopsis for the Dark Knight’s next return to the big screen.
This comes from /Film:
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 description pretty much confirms the scope of the film, and it looks like the movie will lean in more on the detective work than the big action spectacles—of course, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be expecting any big explosions or elaborate fight scenes.
I guess it’s also worth mentioning that the Riddler’s name is now Edward Nashton as compared to Edward Nygma. Though ‘Nygma’ has been the Riddler’s identity for a lot of fans, it’s actually a name that he gave himself; Being named E. Nygma (as in enigma) is pretty on-brand for a character like the Riddler.
After months of delays, fans are finally ready to see more of Pattinson’s Batman (or “Battinson”). Let’s just hope that director Matt Reeves delivers a story worth waiting for—unlike what fans got with Wonder Woman 1984 which was considered a huge step back for the WW IP.
Watch out for The Batman when it hits theaters on March 4, 2022.