The Batman Test Footage Reveals First Look at Robert Pattinson as Caped Crusader
We’ve got the very first look at Robert Pattinson as Batman, folks. Writer/director Matt Reeves has revealed this glimpse of Pattinson in the full cape and cowl. What’s more, included in the moody peek is a snippet of Michael Giacchino’s score. The video might be brief, but we’re guessing the internet is going to be fairly (read; intensely) vocal about this new-look Batman. Hard to argue that Pattison and his lantern jaw don’t fit the Batman cowl perfectly. You’ll also see the new Batman symbol on the costume’s chest—the current theory is that it’s made up of the gun that killed his parents (!!) If you weren’t at least a little interested in Reeves’ Batman reboot, perhaps you are now?
If you’re a big Batman fan, you probably feel like it could be impossible to top Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, with Christian Bale in the role. Yet Reeves is nothing if not an audacious filmmaker, as he proved with his objectively fantastic Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War of the Planet of the Apes. Pattinson certainly looks right for the part, and with all the assembled talent here, cast and crew, there’s no reason not to think Reeves isn’t going to deliver something new and exciting to Gotham.
About that cast. Pattinson is surrounded by the likes of Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Andy Serkis as Alfred, and Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot (better known as the Penguin). Let’s not also forget Peter Sarsgaard in the mysterious, potentially new role as Gil Colson.
Farrell was recently on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss his current film, Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen, when he told Kimmell how impressed he was with Reeves’ script.
Check out the very first look at Pattinson as Batman below. The Batman opens June 25, 2021.
Featured image: Robert Pattinson in ‘High Life.’ Courtesy A24/Photo: Martin Valentin Menke