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​Filming Has Started On The Robert Pattinson Batman Film

​Filming Has Started On The Robert Pattinson Batman Film

Onlookers reckon they even spotted Robert Pattinson in action as the Caped Crusader

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman

Robert Pattinson's time as the Caped Crusader has officially begun as filming for The Batman gets underway.

The movie's director, Matt Reeves, tweeted a picture of a classic clapboard, showing they were well underway with shooting the newlook Batman.

People have also spotted production crew and actors spotted on the streets of London today.

Onlookers were treated to a good show as Gotham Police cars and a van for fictional news channel Gotham Action News lined the streets in the capital, ready to shoot scenes for the new movie.

One lucky local called Wade Gravett even spotted all the action from the window while at work (DEFINITELY beats sitting at your desk working through your in-tray), tweeting: "Is this London or Gotham.....? Filming The Batman. Filming The Batman outside my offices this morning!"

Other fans reckon that dude in the fourth picture could be a blond Colin Farrell, who is rumoured to feature as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin.

But people also reckon they've clocked Batman himself, with a potential Robert Pattinson sitting on a motorcycle - his face conveniently covered by a helmet.

While Pattinson had been rumoured to be the new Batman for some time, it wasn't until May this year that Warner Bros officially confirmed that he would, indeed, be taking on the character, following in the footsteps of Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck.

Pattinson had been keen on the idea for a while, having heard that the script for the film focused on a younger version of Bruce Wayne.

He 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 [Reeves, who's down to direct the movie]. He didn't accept any prods. I kept asking to meet him."

Robert Pattinson.

Maybe this was a role he'd been aspiring to take on for much longer than we initially thought, as Pattinson told Variety: "When I was a kid, it was the only outfit that I had."

With such huge boots to fill, it might not come as a surprise that many negative comments have come from the franchise's fanbase, following the casting announcement.

But this isn't something that's going to rain on the Pattinson parade as he explained: "To be honest, it was less vitriolic than I was expecting. It's much more fun when you're an underdog. There's no expectation of you."

Other confirmed stars include Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, Jayme Lawson as Bella, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth and Peter Sarsgaard is cast in a undisclosed role.

LADbible has contacted DC Films for comment.

The Batman currently has a release date of 25 June 2021.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, The Batman, Robert Pattinson