Robert Pattinson Untangles Some Riddles in the New Trailer for 'The Batman'

Also, The Riddler makes latte art and Colin Farrell goes big in Brooklyn for his turn as The Penguin.

More than a year ago, writer-director Matt Reeves unveiled the first look at the trailer for his emo-looking take on Batman. Then the movie went back into production post-lockdown, Robert Pattinson got COVID, and the world looked as grim as ever. Now, Reeves has returned to the DC FanDome with a brand-spanking new, more expansive look of the masked vigilante. (*Miranda Priestly voice*: A dark take on Batman? Groundbreaking.)

Despite the fact that this is a very familiar tone for this character, The Batman trailer is not without some tantalizing moments as Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne faces off against multiple foes. As the Riddler, Paul Dano’s face is obscured throughout the footage, but his stamp is all over it. He leaves Batman a puzzle on the ground with clues like “the sins of my father??” and “renewal is a lie,” whatever that means. He also leaves his signature question mark in latte art. Get this villain a barista job. Then there’s ZoĂ« Kravitz’s Selina Kyle, who appears to be more of an ally to Bruce, though she probably has her own angle. Regardless, they flirt a lot here. And, finally, we’ve got Colin Farrell, absolutely coated in prosthetics, speaking in a thick Brooklynese as The Penguin. It’s a whole thing. 

Reeves covers his sequences in mist and offers shots of Batman walking through a hailstorm of bullets and surviving a Penguin explosion in his Batmobile. What else is in store for the Batman? More answers will come when the movie finally debuts March 4, 2022. Want more Thrillist? Follow us on InstagramTwitterPinterestYouTubeTikTok, and Snapchat.

Esther Zuckerman is a senior entertainment writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @ezwrites.


Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef, Cuong Nguyen will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.


Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.


BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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