The Batman director Matt Reeves has shared a sneak peek of the film to celebrate this year's Batman Day.
"Wow, I have been away so long...! Just popping my head out of the editing room for a moment to say #HappyBatmanDay ! Can't wait to share a lot more with you all four weeks from today at #DCFanDome ! (Sorry about the messy desk #LongHours)" he wrote on Twitter, along with the new picture, which you can see below.
Wow, I have been away so long...! Just popping my head out of the editing room for a moment to say #HappyBatmanDay ! Can’t wait to share a lot more with you all four weeks from today at #DCFanDome ! (Sorry about the messy desk #LongHours) #TheBatman @TheBatman pic.twitter.com/ye0u1xQo65September 18, 2021
In the image, Batman appears to be readying his most trusty gadget – a grappling hook. Apart from that, not much else can be gleaned from the photo, though it looks as dark and moody as you'd expect.
The film's composer, Michael Giacchino, also shared a clip of the score to Twitter, which is sounding suitably gothic.
Happy #BatmanDay everyone!! We have been hard at work and can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to!! @mattreevesLA #DCFanDome #TheBatman @TheBatman pic.twitter.com/BGyiOSxdaaSeptember 18, 2021
In the film, Batman will be played by Robert Pattinson, with Andy Serkis portraying his butler Alfred. Zoë Kravitz will play Catwoman, with Paul Dano as the Riddler, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, and Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon.
Plot details for the upcoming film are thin on the ground, though we do know that it's set after Batman's first year as a vigilante in Gotham City, so isn't an origin story. There's a prequel spinoff for HBO Max in the works, which will focus on corruption within the Gotham City Police Department. A Penguin TV show for the streamer is also reportedly in development.
The Batman arrives March 4, 2022, and DC FanDome is streaming this October 16. Until then, check out how to watch DC movies in order for the ultimate movie marathon.