When Is The Batman Set? New Trailer Appears to Quash Those 1990s Rumors
Alas, the new Batman teaser trailer seems to nix any lingering hope for such a Pattinson-Phoenix crossover as director Matt Reeves’ film appears decidedly contemporary.
Modern tech can be seen at several points throughout the trailer, with two scenes from the trailer showing smartphones that didn’t exist in the 1990s.
One big caveat, of course, is that since director Matt Reeves revealed that Batman’s murder investigation will lead him to question himself and his past perhaps it’s possible the movie might include flashbacks to young Bruce in the ’90s. (Maybe long enough to see the Waynes get killed?)
So while The Batman would appear to be very much a 21st-century tale, those yearning for a 1990s Batman movie can always revisit the Batman movies released during that decade for some genuine grunge-era caped crusading.For more coverage of this upcoming DC movie, check out what director Matt Reeves said about how The Batman explores Gotham City’s history of corruption as well as what he revealed about when HBO Max’s GCPD series is set.
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