The Caped Crusader's new Batmobile looks like a retro muscle car.
Batman is back. After last year's tantalyzing teaser trailer, the first full-length trailer for The Batman reboot dropped during the DC FanDome event, and it doesn't disappoint. Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as a broodier, more unhinged version of the Caped Crusader. From the trailer, this is shaping up to be the darkest and grittiest Batman movie yet. Set at an earlier point of Bruce Wayne's crime-fighting vigilante career, the film will see Batman face the Riddler as Gotham City descends into utter chaos.
As well as introducing us to Catwoman played by Zoe Kravitz and Alfred played by Andy Serkis, the trailer gives us a proper look at the new Batmobile in action.
As we've seen in publicity photos, the new Batmobile is a radical departure from the tank-like Tumbler Batman drove in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy. Instead, the new Batmobile looks like a retro muscle car, combining design cues from the Ford Mustang and Dodge Charger.
It certainly looks less conspicuous than the Tumbler, allowing the vigilante superhero to keep a low profile. Once again, we get a brief look at the Batmobile's rear-mounted jet propulsion system spitting out blue flames in a nod to the Batmobile driven by Michael Keaton in the 1989 Batman film.
Towards the end of the trailer, Batman uses the Batmobile to hunt down Penguin played by Colin Farrell in a white-knuckle car chase scene. When Penguin thinks he has shaken Batman, the Batmobile dramatically jumps through an explosion and rams into Penguin's car, flipping it over.
Originally, The Batman was supposed to release in theaters in June 2021, but the pandemic delayed its release until March 4, 2022. If you can't wait until then, you can build your own Batmobile with Lego's latest Technic kit. Made of 1,360 pieces, the new Lego Technic Batmobile even includes illuminated bricks exposed rear engine and grille.