The Batman Director Shares First Footage Of Robert Pattinson As Batman
Director Matt Reeves has given fans their first look at Robert Pattinson becoming the Caped Crusader for the upcoming The Batman film.
The dark, red-tinted footage doesn't offer us much, but it does look like Pattinson's Batsuit will be less chunky than Ben Affleck's, as seen in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
But it does appear to stay true to the imagery of Gotham's dark knight that we've all grown to love over the years.
Details about the film have been kept under wraps for months, however people have spotted the cast and crew during filming in London.
Onlookers were treated to a good show as police cars and a van for fictional news channel Gotham Action News lined the streets in the English capital, ready to shoot scenes for the new movie.
Can confirm 100% as he never revealed his face but is this Robert.....!? pic.twitter.com/MX90S7bqol
- Wade Gravett (@WadeGrav) January 6, 2020
One lucky local called Wade Gravett even got to keep an eye on the action from a window while at work (DEFINITELY beats sitting at your desk working through your in-tray), tweeting: "Is this London or Gotham.....? Filming The Batman outside my offices this morning!"
Other fans reckon the dude in the fourth picture could be a blond Colin Farrell, who is rumoured to feature as Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin.
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But people also reckon they've clocked Batman himself, with someone who could quite well be 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 last 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 the aforementioned 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."
It seems this was a role he'd been aspiring to take on for a long time, as Pattinson told the entertainment publication: "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, who has been cast in a undisclosed role.
Featured Image Credit: Matt Reeves/Twitter