The Batman 2021 trailer was released at FanDom the online DC event.

The Batman 2021 Trailer: Everything Explained

  • WB Released the first trailer for Matt Reeves’s The Batman 2021 at DC Fandome.
  • The Trailer shows Robert Pattinson is vengeance.
  • Robert Pattinson’s Batman exists in a different universe.
  • The movie is set to release in 2021.

The Batman 2021 trailer was released at FanDom the online DC event. Since then everybody is talking about the movie. People have been quite excited about the movie as well. However, DCU is smart and they did not give up anything in the trailer. But, after the first look at the trailer, we have a list of which villains are going to be in the movie. A lot of comics characters are going to be in the movie. Before talking about the villains we will first check out the dark look of Robert Pattinson as Batman. The difference and similarities between the previous Batman suits and the new one. The fans are actually quite impressed by the all dark look of the Batman. It seems like this movie might be the biggest hit at the box office if they decide to release the movie this year. CNN said:

Warner Bros. has taken some of DC Entertainment’s most beloved characters in a new direction focusing on more personal, and even adult-oriented stories.

Robert Pattinson’s look as “I am Vengeance

A lot of people were kind of shocked by the Emo-Gothic look of Bruce Wayne. The hairstyle and the overall look is quite Emo-Gothic. It seems like Batman came back from a Rock concert. However, a lot of people are appreciating the change in the look of the character.

Even though these changes people are still excited to see Robert Pattinson as Batman. It seems like it is the best thing that ever happened to this movie. Robert Pattinson is quite famous among young fans thanks to Twilight saga. However, the actor has done some remarkable roles in the past years that really indicated and focus on his ability as an actor.

It’s early and Batman’s still a vigilante. “[Gotham’s people] wonder, ‘That guy sounds a little dangerous.’ He’s not yet the symbol of hope… He’s still a growing legend. People wonder whether he exists. It’s one of the things he will confront in the story.

The Batman 2021 Trailer: Everything Explained

Plot of the movie

The Batman 2021 won’t be a part of DCEU. Moreover, Affleck agreed to return for the role of the caped crusader in the DCEU. Robert Pattinson’s Batman exists in a separate universe. But that doesn’t mean they can’t do a crossover. The CW Arrowverse confirmed that it’s possible, they managed to do it with DCEU and DCTV, when they showed Flash of DCEU in the Crises of Infinite Earths crossover. A multiverse concept made travelling to different universe possible in the DC Universe.


The whole idea is that this is all an experiment in the movie. The idea that we’re in Year 2, it’s the Gotham experiment; it’s a criminal, logical experiment, trying to figure out what he can do to finally change this place. And in our story, as he’s in that mode, that’s where you meet him and you see that he’s charting what he’s doing and he doesn’t seem to have any effect on what he wants to happen. And that is when the murders start to happen, and then the murders begin to describe sort of the history of Gotham in a way that only reinforces what he knows about Gotham, but it opens up a whole new world of corruption that goes much farther. But as that story starts to come out, without being an origin tale for him, it ends up being something that touches on his origins. So you start to describe this epic history of corruption in Gotham that you start to understand, ‘Well, where did my family sit in that?’ And in that sense… is a way to take a story, a point-of-view story, a mystery. It’s got, of course, action, and all that kind of stuff, but at the end of it, it’s incredibly personal for him even though it’s in the story where he’s trying to understand and unravel this mystery.

The Batman 2021 Trailer: Everything Explained

All the villains confirmed in The Batman 2021

After the first look at the trailer, we are now sure which are the villains that are going to make an appearance in the movie;

The Riddler

The Riddler is going to be in the movie. The role is going to be played by Paul Dano. However, we saw a black-masked guy duct-taping a man. It is finally exciting for fans to have Riddler back on the screens. We have not seen that much of Riddler as a villain in the Batman movies for years. It will be good to see a dark and serious Riddler. The Batman is going to be a whole lot of dark journey. That is why fans are excited about the movie. According to them, they prefer this dark version of Batman.

Reeves said this about Paul Dano playing the riddled in the movie:

“Paul Dano plays a version of The Riddler that no one has ever seen before. He’s such an incredibly creative actor, so what he’s doing I think is going to blow peoples’ minds.” Reeves also noted: “The Riddler is just emerging for the first time.”

The Batman 2021 Trailer: Everything Explained

The Penguin

The penguin is another Confirmed villain for the movie. Oswald Cobblepot. We are going to see the early version of Oswald in the upcoming movie. We are going to see the version before he became “The penguin”. We are going to see the past self and we are good to see what really happened that turned Oswald into Penguin.

Cat Woman

Another character that is on the list is a cat woman. She could be a friend or villain for the movie. It depends on what they have in store for her character.

She seemed pretty harmless in the trailer. So it seems like they are definitely going to make her an alias for Batman or we might see her as a villain. She was seen stealing something in the trailer. But we will see what DCU has in their box for the character.

No Joker in The Batman 2021

There were rumors going around that we are going to see the Joker in the upcoming movie played by Joaquin Phoenix. Some sources also claimed that Jared Leto’s joker might be included in the movie.

The joker is an important villain in the Batman universe. So there are definitely going to include Batman in the movie at some point. We might not see him in the first movie but we might see him in the next one. We can only hope they have something interesting for us.

So far fans are quite satisfied by the villain list. We might see some other characters in the movie.

Release Date

The Batman 2021 is all set to release on October 1st, 2021. Back in January 2020, filming was ongoing. However, due to the pandemic, it was delayed. According to Revees, the producer, the quarter of the movie has been filmed.

The Batman Spin-off Series

Matt Reeves Batman is getting a spin-off series centered on Gotham City. The series will air on HBO Max, however, no release date has been announced yet. Both Matt Reeves, and Dylan Clark have signed as executive producers for the series. Reeves said:

The idea is we go back to Year One, “Year One is the beginning, it’s the first appearance of this masked vigilante [Batman] that states to unsettle the city.

Aliza Fatyma
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.