“I have a thing about strays.” Get ready for some action with the Bat and the Cat! On Monday, Warner Bros. unveiled a new trailer and poster for The Batman highlighting the team-up of Bruce Wayne (Robert Pattinson) and Selina Kyle (Zoë Kravitz). 

The said trailer also showcases Paul Dano‘s The Riddler and Alfred Pennyworth’s (Andy Serkis) apparent betrayal. 

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With a script from Matt Reeves and Peter Craig, and helmed by Reeves, The Batman focuses on Bruce Wayne early in his vigilante career stalking the streets of Gotham City. Here’s a synopsis per Warner Media

Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman, 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, 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, Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler.

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.

The trailer hones in on Bruce and Selina’s working relationship as they dive headfirst into the seedy underbelly of Gotham. While we briefly glimpse Farrell’s Oswald Cobblepot, the main villain spotlight shines on Dano’s Edward Nashton (who later changes his last name to Nigma). 

Sprinkle in epic fight sequences, dark, gritty cinematography, DC angst and Pattinson’s gravelly growl, and you’ve got a recipe for Caped Crusader goodness. 

The Batman stars Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Andy Serkis, Paul Dano, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Jayme Lawson and Colin Farrell. Get ready for vengeance served with a side of brooding vigilantism when the movie leaps into theaters on Friday, March 4, 2022. 

Take a peek at the poster and watch the trailer below!

Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz in a poster for Warner Bros The Batman

Are you excited for the Bat and the Cat to join forces when The Batman premieres next year? Sound off in the comments!

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