Here’s a look at Matt Reeves’ upcoming tent pole with Robert Pattinson, in Batman costume.
Director Matt Reeves took to twitter Thursday afternoon to share a first glimpse of Robert Pattinson in “The Batman”. Although it lasts less than a minute, this moody camera test gives a good look at Pattinson in the bat suit – at least from the waist up. Take a look below.
Production of “The Batman” is currently underway, with Warner Bros. releasing the DC Comics-based mast on June 25, 2021. In a recent interview, “The Batman” co-star Peter Sarsgaard (in an as yet mysterious role) said that Robert Pattinson’s take on the Dark Knight will be “Raw” and “not sanitized”. In another interview, Pattinson himself said his Bruce Wayne would be just as “crazy and kinky” as the lopsided characters he typically plays in the independent kitchen, such as David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis”, “High Life” by Claire Denis, the Safdie brothers. “Good Time”, “The Lighthouse” by Robert Eggers, and more. This camera test so far, however, reveals a Batman who looks sleek and polished.
The cast of “The Batman” also includes Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman), Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Paul Dano as Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Colin Farrell as The Penguin and John Turturro as Carmine Falcone. Pattinson reiterated that this version of Batman will not look like Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy, or Michael Keaton in Tim Burton’s “Batman” and “Batman Returns”. (That should mean it’s safe to say he won’t look like George Clooney or Val Kilmer, either, who starred in the notoriously gonzo entries of Joel Schumacher’s “Batman”.)
“Of all the great roles I knew in this kind of field, there was just something about this one,” Pattinson told the BBC by Bruce Wayne in “The Batman”.
With “Tenet” and “The Batman” by Nolan, Pattinson makes his first foray into studio films since the end of the “Twilight” saga in 2012. For “The Batman” director Matt Reeves, this is his first directorial project since directing “War for the Planet of the Apes,” released in 2017. With a screenplay by Reeves and Mattson Tomlin, “The Batman” features the cinematography of Oscar-nominated DP Greig Fraser, who has also shot Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming “Dune”, plus “Lion” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”.