The Batman is set to hit theaters a little over a month from now, and even though official press showings won't begin for another couple of weeks, some have been lucky enough to get an early look at Matt Reeves' highly-anticipated reboot via test and industry screenings.
We've already reported on a few vague details, but we now have our first proper reaction via Awards Daily's Erick Weber.
Weber's source describes The Batman as a "complex film," comparing it to several movies such as Zodiac, Chinatown, The Silence of the Lambs, and The Usual Suspects. Reeves has already brought up David Fincher's acclaimed serial killer drama, but the others are very interesting indeed. We won't get to see these mysteries unravel for ourselves until March 4, but it certainly sounds like we can expect at least one major twist.
Finally, it's believed that The Dark Knight's latest adventure will be "controversial" and "endlessly" discussed.
Of course, this is just one person's opinion, but it does give us a little more to go while we wait for the rest of the social media reactions.
"Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens."
“When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as 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). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.”
We recently learned that The Batman will be rated PG-13 for “strong violence, disturbing content, drug content, strong language, and some suggestive material.” The movie is set to hit theaters on March 4.