Warner Bros. is trying its hand again at rebooting the ever-popular Batman franchise. This time it’s director Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) behind the camera and Twilight veteran Robert Pattinson under the cowl. The new movie, simply called The Batman, looks like it will take things back to the Christopher Nolan era, with a story that’s grim and dark but still somewhat grounded in reality.
Our villain (well, our main one) is the Riddler (Paul Dano), who’s sometimes considered a bit of a joke in Batman’s rogues' gallery but here is reimagined as a spooky, serial killer-esque mastermind causing chaos in Gotham City.
In a new clip, the Riddler crashes a funeral, with deadly results. Watch below:
The Batman release date and advance tickets
Apparently, this clip has been floating around the internet for a while, so Reeves and the studio just decided to release it officially so fans could watch it in high quality.
We also get a look at how Robert Pattinson will play Bruce Wayne: he looks, gloomy, haunted, and a little angry, which is definitely a legitimate way to go.
The Batman swoops in theaters on March 4. Advance tickets go on sale February 10.