‘The Batman’ new trailer: Batman can’t believe how many cats Selina Kyle has

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Lord help me, I am growing increasingly obsessed with Robert Pattinson’s Batman guyliner and general bat-themed makeup. The Batman has a new trailer, and it shows more of the film than we’ve ever seen before. I now know that this is also yet another gritty origin story, because I guess we have not established that Bruce Wayne’s parents died and it f–ked up Bruce for decades. Apparently, the Riddler also knows some sh-t about Bruce Wayne’s parents, and I can only hope that the secret isn’t related to Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker. This trailer also shows a hell of a lot more of Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman/Selina Kyle. They named the trailer: The Bat and the Cat. Cute. Dark but cute.

I can hold two contradictory thoughts at once: one, the tragic backstory is so overdone, Alfred is made of lies and secrets and WE GET IT, Batman does not appreciate good lighting; and two, I kind of want to see this because Rob looks great at Batman. The guyliner, the buffness, the sexy martial arts with Catwoman. Could it be, a Batman who actually stops doing bat sh-t long enough to have a meaningful relationship with a woman? “You’ve got a lot of cats” SENT ME. Aw, they went on a date and Selina’s kitties wanted to cuddle with Batdude.

PS… Are they trying to make Paul Dano’s Riddler kind of Bane-esque? Like, I can’t understand half of his dialogue.

Robert Pattinson continues filming 'The Batman'

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Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Warner Bros.

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  1. North of Boston says:

    I don’t think I’m the target audience for this.

    The dark lighting, the creepy unintelligible villain, the batman-pain. But if it’s someone else’s cat with kittens, enjoy.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I know I’m not. I grew up with the TV show Batman, which was high camp. I can’t go this sick & twisted dark stuff; I just can’t take it.

  2. Sakura says:

    I’m SO stoked for this.

    • mia girl says:

      So am I!

      I think it looks amazing and most true to comic styling than any before it. That’s why it already stands out to me. And the score is, wow.

      Pattinson looks like he’s bringing us an angsty bat, and I’m liking Kravitz as Catwoman more than I expected.


  3. Kiera says:

    If the internet rumors I’ve heard are right Joker is in this somehow/towards the end and it is not Phoenix’s joker. I can’t remember who I read was cast but he may also have been cast as Feyd in the second part of Dune.


    I’m excited for this but I hope there’s a lot more to Selina’s character than we got here. Pretty sure every bit of her dialogue was a glib hero-style one liner, to me it felt at odds with the rest of the tone. Like Rob’s “you have a lot of cats” is funny but for some reason her kind of comebacks just felt really forced.

    Overall I think it looks great and I appreciate that after a hard night of vigilante-ing, Batman looks like I do when I take a shower after forgetting to wash my mascara off first.

    • FHMom says:

      I hope Zoe is good in this. I don’t dislike her as a person, but her acting is not good.

      • Chloe says:

        Really? I thought she was good in BLL and High Fidelity. I didn’t think she was good in XMen but that was years ago.

  5. HeatherC says:

    I love comic books. I love the movies. No matter how hard I try, I can’t get into this. I don’t know why. I guess I’m no longer a target audience? (Way to make me feel old Hollywood!) It’ll do well at the theaters. Batman fans and RPat fans will give it a nice sized opening day as long as it’s not streamed the same day. Most likely I’ll catch it on streaming at some point.

    • Theia says:

      It’s not streaming the same day. Warner announced that it won’t hit HBO Max until 45 days after theaters.

  6. Emily says:

    If the movie has a real Batman-Selina Kyle romance I’m down for this.

    I’m also a sucker for the Spider-Man-Black Cat romance that we’ve yet to see on screen despite the 100 Spider-Man movies that have been made.

    • Truthiness says:

      Some decades ago the Batman comics had a night burgler named Nocturna and their forbidden love/libido-driven relationship was sexy as f*, she had long raven hair and started out as a jewel thief just to support herself. Smart enough to figure out his dual identity but too loving to hurt him. She also became an astronomer without enough funding, having started as a street orphan and of course the sciences never get enough endowments. A Nocturna movie would slap.

  7. Ann says:

    Looks like a good movie, but I rolled my eyes so hard at all the “Why is Spielberg remaking a classic?”! with West Side Story (which was great) when, as you say, we have to watch Batman’s parents die again and again. Sure, there’s an audience for it, but as a fan of many classic musicals I’m over here jumping up and down and waving my hand.

    • Theia says:

      Word is that we won’t see the parents die again. But obviously it’s part of BW’s back story that his parents were killed, there’s no getting around that. It looks more like Bruce will discover his parents weren’t the wonderful benevolent icons he thought they were, that their past was murkier than their public persona.

  8. Stacy Dresden says:

    LOVE Pattinson, Zoe looks hot…definitely will watch this

  9. Trish says:

    Can’t wait to see this. Zoe was born to play Catwoman.

  10. girl_ninja says:

    I am convinced that the powers that be saw a photo of Rob and FKA on the red carpet and that’s how we got Zoe.

    I’m definitely going to see this and I am actually looking forward to it.

  11. Twin falls says:

    Why does it have to be so dark? For people who need to use their phone lights to read a menu, low lighting is not enticing.

  12. E says:

    Anyone else wish Rob’s hair was shorter?