Director of the new Batman movie, Matt Reeves has shared the first look of lead star Robert Pattinson in the iconic Batsuit.
The footage sets the scene of a more ominous Batman character with Pattinson slowly coming into focus in a dark red light. The score from the footage is by composer Michael Giacchino, who recently worked on Oscar-nominated film Jojo Rabbit. He has also worked with Marvel on the Spider-Man films and both the Jurassic World movies.
Pattinson was cast as the Caped Crusader in May last year. In an interview with Variety, Pattinson said the Batsuit makes him feel quite transformative. “You do feel very powerful immediately. It’s pretty astonishing, something that is incredibly difficult to get into, so the ritual of getting into it is pretty humiliating.”
The Batman will see the return of classic villains including Catwoman, played by Zoe Kravitz, and Penguin, portrayed by Colin Farrell. Actor Paul Dano completes the villainous trio as the Riddler. Big Lebowski actor John Turturro will also play Gotham mob boss Carmine Falcone.
Planet of the Apes star Andy Serkis will play Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth.
Production on the DC comic book film began on January 28. While the plot is still relatively unknown, fans have speculated the film could follow The Long Halloween comic book storyline due to the type of villains set to be in the movie.
The film is set to hit cinemas in June 2021.
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Written by Olivia Silk