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The Batman reveals first look at Robert Pattinson’s Caped Crusader

The Batman director Matt Reeves last night on Twitter shared a screen test of Robert Pattinson in his new suit, ahead of the Warner Bros film’s release on June 25, 2021.

Reeves, known for films including Cloverfield and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, shows Pattinson bathed in dark red light, with the camera closing up on his suit’s chest plate, made of metal, which some fans are musing, could be made from the gun that killed his parents. 

The video is accompanied by the film’s moody, menacing score by composer Michael Giacchino, who previously scored Spider-Man: Homecoming, Jojo Rabbit and Star Trek.

Pattinson grew up watching Tim Burton’s 1989 and 1992 Batman, and last year told Variety: “I’d had Batman in my mind for a while. It’s such an absurd thing to say. I sort of had an idea to do it, and I’d been prodding Matt. He didn’t accept any prods. I kept asking to meet him.”

Of the suit, Pattinson said: “I remember saying to Matt, ‘It does feel quite transformative!’ He was like, ‘I would hope it does! You’re literally in the Batsuit.’”

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The Batman, which has been in development since 2015, will also star Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Colin Farrell as the Penguin and Paul Dano as the Riddler, as well as Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon and Andy Serkis as Alfred.

Ben Affleck was originally attached to the film to direct and continue his five and a half year tenure as the Caped Crusader, but he quit the project and Reeves came on to rewrite the whole script from scratch.

In terms of what to expect from the new Batman reboot, Reeves told The Hollywood Reporter last year: “It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been.

“I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation… There will be a Rogues Gallery. The casting process will begin shortly. We’re starting to put together our battle plan. I’m doing another pass on the script and we’ll begin some long-lead stuff to start developing conceptual things… We haven’t been dated. I wouldn’t commit to this, but we’re thinking the movie would probably be for 2021, late spring or summer. Warner Bros. has been incredibly supportive and given me a lot of time and shared the same passion that I do for this story.”

Read more:

Batman: the film that almost killed Tim Burton

Source: Telegraph UK

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