A behind-the-scenes look at The Batman revealed at DC FanDome purports to validate previously rumoured details about the remake starring Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves. Reeves joined Pattinson and his Catwoman co-star Zoe Kravitz in virtually delivering an exclusive featurette peeping at the development of The Batman before premiering the new action-packed teaser previewing Pattinson’s turn donning the cape and cowl of a vengeful Dark Knight. It displays pages from a journal detailing Bruce Wayne’s second year as a costumed crime-fighter, in which he seeks retribution for a corrupt Gotham City threatened by the Riddler (Paul Dano) and the Penguin (Colin Farrell).
Insider and leaker @ViewerAnon shared information from a suspected second Batman test screening earlier this week, months after a rumoured initial screening during the summer. The Batman is an “almost three-hour-long detective narrative” and a “full-blown noir film,” according to second-hand information given by ViewerAnon.
It seems word is out that THE BATMAN screened again. I’ve spent some time tracking down info from the last screening a few weeks ago and have confirmed details with someone who saw it last night. It’s a nearly three hour long detective story. Full blown noir film.
— ViewerAnum-Num (@ViewerAnon) October 14, 2021
According to the specifics, the storey starts on Halloween and lasts for a week. Because he has “no interest in being Bruce,” this younger Batman “wears the outfit for the majority of his screentime,” and Pattinson’s dialogue is mostly voiceover reading Batman’s handwritten journal to the viewer.
“When that light hits the sky, it’s not just a call. It’s a warning,” It’s a cautionary note “reads a passage from Batman’s journal about the homemade Bat-Signal, which initially appeared during DC FanDome with this narrated dialogue in the second trailer. Revealing more of his vigilante mindset, Batman writes: “Fear is a tool. They think I’m hiding in the shadows, but I am the shadows.”
According to later tweets from ViewerAnon, the Batman received a “fantastic reception” and “several standing ovations” from test audiences. The reaction from an audience that ViewerAnon described as diverse and not “a bunch of dudes in Batman t-shirts” was witnessed by Warner Bros. brass.
Virtual participants of the DC FanDome event and those who watched the instantly popular trailer online reacted positively to the latest trailer, which premiered on Saturday.