— The Batman (@TheBatman) October 14, 2021
And there you have it: Robert Pattinson’s bat-voice. “It’s not just a signal; it’s a warning,” he growls as the Bat-Signal flashes on. This is something Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark KNight” touched on, briefly. If you’ll recall, at the start of the film – after the big Joker bank heist – Jim Gordon flips the Bat-Signal on and says that sometimes, Batman doesn’t even show up when the signal is lit. But the signal still serves a purpose: reminding all the crooks of Gotham that Batman is out there, prowling around.
That said, I don’t think Matt Reeves is making “The Dark Knight 2.0” here. Reeves is hoping to bring something new to this character. While Robert Pattinson is the new Batman, the film isn’t meant to be an origin story. Instead, it picks up with Batman in his second year of crimefighting, where Gotham is still getting used to the fact that they have their own vigilante swinging around and wearing a cape. Reeves also said that the film will focus on Batman’s detective skills – something previous Batman flicks haven’t really touched on in any sort of detail.