Director Matt Reeves' The Batman has released yet another promotional video focusing on the "the Bat and the Cat," this time with some color commentary from none other than Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin (Colin Farrell).
The 30-second promo was shared to The Batman's official Twitter account alongside the caption, "The Bat and the Cat are one helluva duet. See them only in theaters March 4." The promo highlights the notoriously volatile relationship between Bruce Wayne/Batman (Robert Pattinson) and Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), consisting mostly of reused footage and dialogue from the two-and-a-half-minute "The Bat and The Cat" trailer, which was released on Dec. 27.
However, this new promo is edited down to focus exclusively on Batman and Catwoman, leaving out the Riddler element. It also features a wildcard in the form of the Penguin, who seems begrudgingly impressed by the Bat and Cat's ability to work together. "You guys are a helluva duet in here," the crime boss declares.
DC's Batman and Catwoman, of course, have one of the most complicated romances in all of comics. The two have often been portrayed as rivals-turned-lovers. However, despite Bruce having feelings for Selina, the vigilante's strict moral code often places him at odds with the cat burglar's more amoral outlook. The Batman's promotional material has certainly leaned into the pair's complex relationship, with Pattinson's Batman and Kravitz's Catwoman appearing not quite sure what to make of one another.
Prior to The Batman, Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle's complicated relationship has been portrayed outside of comics on multiple occasions. One of the most famous examples to date is the 1992 Tim Burton-directed film Batman Returns, which starred Michael Keaton as Batman and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman (as well as Danny DeVito as the Penguin). As far as live-action is concerned, the duo most recently appeared on the big screen together in Christopher Nolan's 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises, starring Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway as Bruce and Selina, respectively.
While the Bat and the Cat's relationship will clearly be a major element of The Batman, the film's central plot revolves around the Riddler (Paul Dano), a serial killer targeting Gotham's elite during Batman's second year of crimefighting. While pursuing the Riddler, Bruce Wayne discovers that his own family was not immune to the corruption plaguing Gotham City, a plot point reminiscent of the video game Batman: The Telltale Series.
The Batman releases in theaters on March 4. It will be available to stream on HBO Max starting April 19.
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