1. It’s dark
Both in terms of tone and the actual footage. This isn’t a gritty reboot, but The Batman is geared towards a far more serious side to Dark Knight.
2. There’s a new Jim Gordon
Jeffry Wright (Westworld) to be exact. He’s one of our favourite actors and already looks the part as Commissioner Gordon.
3. The Riddler is more menacing than ever
Jim Carrey’s camp take on the classic villain is a distant memory. Instead there’s this really creepy looking serial killer in his place that’s not being played for laughs.
4. Bruce Wayne has gone goth
From his floppy, My Chemical Romance hair, to the dark eye makeup he has on when he wears the mask, there’s a distinct goth-like look to new Batters.
5. It’s about corruption
All the paraphernalia around the murder victims room centre on politics. Specifically, Mayor Don Mitchell Jr. There are rumours that the Wayne family are implicated too.
6. Andy Serkis has got a Lock, Stock cock-er-ney accent
Although we never see the new Albert, we do hear his voice and it sounds like it’s been lifted straight from a Guy Ritchie movie.
7. Catwoman is there
Well, Selina Kyle (Zoe Kravitz) who becomes Catwoman is. It shows the young feline starting out with her stealth robberies and also having a little dust up with Batman too.
8. Colin Farrell looks almost unrecognisable
Blink and you’ll miss it, but the Irish actor plays pre-Penguin Oswald Cobblepot. It certainly feels like The Batman is lining up its super-villains for a series of movies.
9. Batman seems far more vulnerable
Walking amongst regular folk in his pseudo-homemade suit gives off an air of vulnerability. Plus, he has a bit of a push and shove with some policemen and generally looks pretty sad.
10. … but also more vicious than ever
There’s added meaning in the way he deals with a gang member. A few extra crispy punches are delivered that would have an MMA ref diving across the downed opponent to spare him more punishment.
11. The new Batmobile looks like something out of The Fast and The Furious
It really looks like something a hobbyist could create their garage. Well, apart from the incredible jet engine on the back.
12. Is that a Joker gang?
It’s anyone’s guess right now, but some of the painted faced goons that Batman comes up against have very similar markings as Heath Ledger’s Joker.