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DC FANDOME: The Batman trailer revealed as we get confirmation it is a standalone movie and not part of the DCEU

August 23rd, 2020 by Marc Comments

So, another of the most anticipated panels from DC Fandome tonight was the one for Matt Reeves’ The Batman starring new Bruce Wayne/Batman Robert Pattinson.

Before Reeves took to the stage we learned some details about the movie before seeing a frame.

Warners Bros boss Walter Hamada explained that Reeves is working on a separate, more realistic Gotham City that isn’t part of the shared DCEU inhabited by Affleck, Gadot, Miller, Momoa and Cavill, but rather – as was suspected by many (although I hoped it wouldn’t be the case) – will be its own, fresh, standalone world.

He also confirmed that this Batman is in his second year as the Dark Knight. The Gotham PD series he’s developing for HBO Max, on the other hand, will take place before the movie during Batman’s first year. It will also tackle corruption in the GCPD.

During the panel Reeves revealed that Pattinson had a lot of input in the creation of the batsuit and Reeves talked to Christian Bale who advised him to make sure Pattison could ‘relieve himself’ in the suit or, as Reeves out it, ‘live as a human being’.


Will we see new Superman, Wonder Woman and co? Who knows at this stage.

However, with Affleck (yay!) returning to the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne for The Flash movie, we’ll have a large, shared universe, aside from Pattinson, to go onwards with movies like Black Adam, Shazam! 2, The Suicide Squad (more on all them later), so don’t worry.

It’s clear that the multiverse being set up in The Flash movie is to allow all these over movies to exist – movies like Joker (Hamada also said he’s happy for more Elseworlds-type movies like Joker to happen in the future providing there’s a reason to tell the story).

Anywaym here’s the trailer and it’s jaw-droppingly good. We know Riddler and Penguin are in here but there’s definitely nods to Joker and Two-Face in here too with the henchmen Batman pummels near the end.


The Batman – DC FanDome Teaser from Matt Reeves on Vimeo.

We also have some cool new images of Pattinson as Batman/Bruce Wayne:

And a couple of new promo images/logos:

Oh and here’s our first look at Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle – Catwoman to be:

Wait! Is that Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot!?

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….