I wouldn’t go so far to say there’s a lot of new footage in this shortened international trailer for The Batman, but there is some. Japanese cuts of trailers tend to be tighter, more focused on delivering the story than just highlighting cool moments, and I would say this version is true to that with new and revealing dialogue from Robert Pattinson’s Dark Knight and Paul Dano as Riddler.
It’s interesting this trailer was released now, though, at the same time that rumors of Barry Keoghan possibly playing an iconic Bat-villain have resurfaced. A distraction, maybe? To put more attention on Riddler? I don’t know, judge for yourself.
Below is the trailer and synopsis for Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which opens on March 4th 2022.
“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.”