“The Batman” has unveiled its first trailer, showing off Robert Pattinson as the new caped crusader in a film that’s definitely giving off some “Joker” vibes.

What happened:

  • Warner Bros. released the first trailer for “The Batman” at DC’s FanDome — a virtual convention for DC Entertainment content — on Saturday night.
  • The two-minute teaser shows Pattinson as Batman, speaking with a growl.
  • The trailer shows Batman involved in a murder mystery.
  • We see shots of James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright), Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz), the Penguin (Collin Farrell) and the Riddler (Paul Dano.”

The trailer does not include any reference or glimpse at the famous Batman villain, the Joker. But the film appears to be a companion piece to Joaquin Phoenix’s “Joker” from 2019. It’s gritty. dark, violent and has an older feel that’s reminiscent of the world we saw in last year’s film.

  • 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.”

The film does not have a release date yet. But the trailer hinted it will come sometime next year.