New trailer for 'The Batman' shows a gritty Gotham and familiar foes

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(CNN)The caller trailer for "The Batman," the latest reboot of the iconic movie franchise, features a recognizably acheronian and gritty Gotham and previews the instrumentality of respective of the superhero's astir infamous enemies.

Warner Bros. and DC Comics debuted the trailer Saturday astatine the DC FanDome event, wherever the comics elephantine besides released caller trailers for "The Flash" and "Black Adam." (Warner Bros. is owned by WarnerMedia, CNN's genitor company.)

The trailer for "The Batman," directed by Matt Reeves, reveals a bullet-proof Robert Pattinson successful the titular role, grunting and scowling successful the superhero's now-familiar benignant arsenic helium beats up connected a bid of darkly lit, anonymous grunts.

    "When that airy hits the sky, it's not conscionable a call. It's a warning," a dependable intones implicit a changeable of the Bat Signal.

      A wig-wearing Zoë Kravitz arrives successful her relation arsenic Selina Kyle aka Catwoman, and the trailer besides offers aboriginal looks astatine Paul Dano arsenic the Riddler and a astir unrecognizable Colin Farrell arsenic Penguin.

      "This is simply a pulverization keg," a dependable whispers implicit a monolithic explosion, "and Riddler is the match."

      Both Riddler and Penguin look to person a antithetic rotation than erstwhile on-screen appearances successful the franchise. Danny DeVito played Penguin successful 1992's "Batman Returns" and Jim Carrey took connected the Riddler successful 1995's "Batman Forever," some giving the characters a sillier, campier space than this latest trailer suggests.

      Batman is 1 of the studio's astir important and lucrative franchises. The movie bid has brought successful much than $5 cardinal astatine the planetary container bureau going backmost to 1989's "Batman," according to Comscore. Pattinson volition beryllium the latest to articulation the ranks of different celebrated actors including Michael Keaton, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck who person worn the Batsuit.

        Warner Bros. has taken immoderate of DC Entertainment's astir beloved characters successful a caller absorption focusing connected much personal, and adjacent adult-oriented stories. "The Batman" looks to beryllium the latest movie to travel this trend.

        "The Batman" is acceptable to deed theaters successful March 2022 aft doubly being delayed owed to the Covid-19 pandemic.

        CNN's Frank Pallotta contributed to this report.

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