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Fans who have now heard Robert Pattinson's voice for Batman ahead of the upcoming movie - inventively titled The Batman - can't believe their ears, with many saying that the Twilight and Harry Potter actor has absolutely smashed it. Check it - and the first trailer - out below.
In a very short promo clip ahead of the trailer release at DC FanDome on October 16, Pattinson can be heard saying: "It's not just a signal, it's a warning."
He's clearly talking about the Bat-sign, and how it signals for Batman, but also warns criminals that the Caped Crusader is coming.
Anyway, that's not what has grabbed so much attention, it's the fact that Pattinson has finally unleashed his Batman voice.
We all know the way he talks, it's low and gruff, but also kind of threatening.
Well, if you're a criminal, anyway.
Christian Bale got a bit of stick for his dulcet tones in The Dark Knight trilogy, but Pattinson has received quite a bit of praise for his efforts.
One person was moved to tweet: "The movie isn't out yet but Robert Pattinson is my favourite Batman, his Batman voice is PERFECT."
Another said: "Robert Pattinson has absolutely nailed the Batman voice."
Robert Pattinson's voice is just so perfect! pic.twitter.com/WAqRD13vkG
- DWAYNE (@Dwayn3KnighT) October 14, 2021
Robert Pattinson's Batman voice finna make me act up.
- brenton (@dcuverse) October 14, 2021
THE VOICE OF ROBERT PATTINSON OMG OMG pic.twitter.com/jw6LDRBHui
- :thought_balloon: (@comfortrobt) October 14, 2021
Excitement is already building ahead of the DC FanDome event this weekend, with trailers expected for The Batman, as well as Black Adam and The Flash.
Pattinson has spoken about his decision-making process when it came to 'the Batman voice' in the past, explaining how he took inspiration from another actor, and a perhaps unlikely film.
If you've ever seen The Lighthouse, the black and white thriller about two lighthouse keepers who descend into madness when they're stranded on an island during a storm, you'll know that Pattinson starred alongside Willem Dafoe in the movie.
Well, he's decided to take a bit of inspiration from his chum, and use a similar voice.
He explained: "Willem's voice in this was quite inspiring for it, to be honest... it is pretty similar, the voice I'm gonna do, to Willem's."
Fair enough, it's a decent enough voice, and it works for Batman just as well.
Still, fans will have a while to wait until we can see the whole effect of Pattinson's turn as Gotham City's defender, as the film itself isn't actually going to be out until March 4 2022.
It's sure to be worth the wait though, given the calibre of talent involved in the project.