Your favorite wealthy playboy Bruce Wayne is back as The Batman is flying into the theaters on March 4th.
The rebooted series stars Robert Pattinson as the titular character who must stop a killer who targets Gotham's elite with a series of sadistic machinations. Not yet the World’s Greatest Detective, Bats embarks on an investigation, encountering characters like 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).
The film is intended to launch a shared universe, with two additional sequels and two-spinoff series to follow up which would live on HBO MAX.
BET.com chatted with Kravitz, who shared that while Selina doesn't “fully” become Catwoman in this film, the anti-heroine will show a “more grounded tone” in her introduction in The Batman.
“Meeting Selina in the story, she doesn't even become Catwoman in this film as we’re at the beginning of that,” she expressed. “I was really excited to explore her history and her humanity. It’s a much more grounded tone this film which is something we hadn’t quite seen yet either.”
Pattinson's performance will remind DC lovers why they fell in love with the Bat in the first place — and he tells BET.com how the pressures of playing the Caped Crusader and learning the history of the famed superhero helped him delve deeper into the character.
“I always like it when there’s pressure from a part as it’s more exciting — it feels like you’re stepping into the ring a little bit,” he began. “The number of graphic novels I ordered after I received the role — I ended up reading a ton of editions and there’s a huge spectrum on ways to interpret Batman and how to play Batman and how it was written. I learned a ton.”
In the movie, cinemagoers will see two familiar enemies of the Wayne Family: the Riddler and Penguin. When asked about other villains they would like to see appear in the Batman universe, Pattinson expressed he would love to see Mr. Freeze, Calendar Man, and Clayface make their arrivals.
While filming, the stars wasted no time getting to know each other and developing their onscreen chemistry, as Kravitz told BET.com the first scene they filmed was nonverbal which helped the scene partners form their chemistry.
“We trained for three months together and the first scene we shot was the fight we have together,” the actress explained. “It was an intense and interesting way to enter the world and get to know each other as scene partners. It was cool to inform our relationship physically without words.”
And trust, the film is action-packed and is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat.
Don’t leave your utility belt behind when you head to the theaters to see The Batman, which releases March 4.