The Batman: dark and gritty first trailer reveals The Riddler and Catwoman playing deadly games

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The Batman: dark and gritty first trailer reveals The Riddler and Catwoman playing deadly games

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The first trailer for the upcoming reboot — The Batman — was leaked online ahead of its premiere at the DC FanDome virtual convention on Saturday.

And from the looks of the official teaser that dropped hours later, director Matt Reeves promises to deliver a new take on the high-flying adventures of Bruce Wayne/Batman, played by Robert Pattinson. 

From the opening few scenes it quickly becomes crystal clear the film has a dark and gritty look to it, along with an ominous, tension-filled tone that will keep fans on the edge of the seats in suspenseful anticipation.

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First official look: The trailer for the upcoming reboot -- The Batman -- starring Robert Pattinson was leaked online ahead of its premiere at the DC FanDome virtual convention on Saturday

First official look: The trailer for the upcoming reboot — The Batman — starring Robert Pattinson was leaked online ahead of its premiere at the DC FanDome virtual convention on Saturday

First look: The much-anticipated film looks to be dark, gritty and ominous

First look: The much-anticipated film looks to be dark, gritty and ominous

The teaser begins in a dimly lit room and the shadow of a man wrapping the head of a dead man with duct tape as eerie music plays subtly in the background.

That’s quickly followed by a close-up of the man’s head with: ‘No more lies’ written in red across his tape-covered face.

Gotham City Police Department commissioner James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) arrives at the crime scene just as Nirvana’s ultra-dark and somber song Something In The Way begins to play. 

Moody: The teaser begins in a dimly lit room and the shadow of a man wrapping the head of a dead man with duct tape as eerie music plays subtly in the background

Moody: The teaser begins in a dimly lit room and the shadow of a man wrapping the head of a dead man with duct tape as eerie music plays subtly in the background

Gruesome: 'No more lies' written in red across the dead man's tape-covered face

Gruesome: ‘No more lies’ written in red across the dead man’s tape-covered face

Top cop: Gotham City Police Department commissioner James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) arrives at the crime scene just as Nirvana's somber song Something In The Way begins to play

Top cop: Gotham City Police Department commissioner James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) arrives at the crime scene just as Nirvana’s somber song Something In The Way begins to play

Mystery: Police and the forensics team gather evidence at the crime scene

Mystery: Commissioner Gordon appears startled at the crime scene

Mystery: Commissioner Gordon assesses the crime scene alongside Batman

Batman makes his first appearance when Gordon asks him about a note addressed ‘To The Batman’ is found ‘from your secret friend’.

Inside it reads in part: ‘Lets play a game. Just me and you.’

Batman confesses to Commissioner Gordon that he ‘hasn’t a clue’, but fans can only assume with good reason that it’s the first of many clues from The Riddler (Paul Dano).        

Could it be The Riddler? Batman makes his first appearance when Commissioner Gordon asks him about a note addressed 'To The Batman' is found 'from your secret friend'

Could it be The Riddler? Batman makes his first appearance when Commissioner Gordon asks him about a note addressed ‘To The Batman’ is found ‘from your secret friend’

First riddle? The note reads in part: 'Lets play a game. Just me and you.'

First riddle? The note reads in part: ‘Lets play a game. Just me and you.’

Clueless: Batman confesses to Gordon that he 'hasn't a clue' who the note is from

Clueless: Batman confesses to Gordon that he ‘hasn’t a clue’ who the note is from

After being told: ‘You’re becoming quite a celebrity’, Bruce Wayne can be seen scurrying out of the way of a chaotic car crash on the bustling streets of Gotham City.

By the end of the clip there’s another letter addressed to The Batman.

‘Why is he writing to you?’ an unidentified person can be heard saying to Batman/Bruce Wayne.

Bruce Wayne can be seen scurrying out of the way of a chaotic car crash on the bustling streets of Gotham City

Bruce Wayne can be seen scurrying out of the way of a chaotic car crash on the bustling streets of Gotham City

Another Riddle? The car ends up crashing and another note addressed to Batman is found

Another Riddle? The car ends up crashing and another note addressed to Batman is found

Drama: Catwoman makes a dramatic entrance

On target: Catwoman has her eye on Batman

More villains: Batman nemesis Catwoman (Kravitz) makes her first appearance in the trailer

Showdown: Eventually Batman is confronted by of gang of men in the streets of Gotham City

 Showdown: Eventually Batman is confronted by of gang of men in the streets of Gotham City

Confrontation: The gang of men all have their faces covered with white and black makeup

Confrontation: The gang of men all have their faces covered with white and black makeup

'Battle time: The hell are you supposed to be?' the leader of the gang asks the iconic superhero

‘Battle time: The hell are you supposed to be?’ the leader of the gang asks the iconic superhero

Catwoman is then seen in action in a couple of clips which leads to several high-octane fight scenes involving the Dark Knight.  

Eventually Batman is confronted by of gang of men whose faces covered with white  and black makeup.   

‘The hell are you supposed to be?’ the leader of the gang asks the iconic superhero before going into attack mode on Batman, who promptly shows off his acrobatic fighting skills.

‘I’m vengeance,’ Batman answers back after giving him a vicious beatdown. 

The teaser winds down with the Batmobile engaged in a high-speed chase through the streets

The teaser winds down with the Batmobile engaged in a high-speed chase through the streets

The teaser ends with Batman taking off his helmet in yet another dimly-lit room,

The teaser ends with Batman taking off his helmet in yet another dimly-lit room,

Puzzling: 'You're apart of this too' an unidentified person can be heard asking

Puzzling: ‘You’re apart of this too’ an unidentified person can be heard asking

The teaser winds down with the Batmobile engaged in a high-speed chase through the streets where one criminal declares: ‘This guy’s crazy,’ with Batman in pursuit.

It ends with Batman taking off his helmet in yet another dimly-lit room, revealing a moody-looking Bruce Wayne.

‘You’re apart of this too’ another voice can be heard asking. 

‘How am I apart of this? You will see.’  

The Batman also stars John Turturro as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth; and Colin Farrell as Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot/Penguin.

It is slated to hit theaters an October 1, 2021.  

Next year: The Batman is slated to hit theaters an October 1, 2021

Next year: The Batman is slated to hit theaters an October 1, 2021

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