AceShowbiz - Here's the first official look at Robert Pattinson's Batman suit. "The Batman" director Matt Reeves himself has offered a glimpse to the British actor in the new bat-suit by sharing camera test footage via his Twitter account on Thursday, February 13.
The red-saturated camera test footage is set to a piano-driven score by composer Michael Giacchino that hints at the tonal shift in the upcoming standalone movie. In the footage, Pattinson steps into a dark frame until his his sleek and angular Batman suit slowly comes into focus. The camera then tilts up to capture the mask-wearing actor as he shows a brooding pose.
Reeves, who also co-writes the film along with Mattson Tomlin, previously marked the first day of production by sharing the first official photo from the set of the upcoming Warner Bros.-DC Films movie. The image shared in late January featured the film's clapboard sitting on a brown leather chair, which somehow fits the imagery of Wayne Manor.
"The Batman" will focus on a younger Bruce Wayne than he was in previous movies. Reeves has shared his vision for the new Batman movie, saying, "It's more Batman in his detective mode than we've seen in the films." He added, "I'd love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it's going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation."
Joining the cast are Colin Farrell as the Penguin, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as Batman's villain The Riddler, Jeffrey Wright who is said to play James Gordon, and Peter Sarsgaard who is cast in a mystery role. There has been a speculation that Sarsgaard might be portraying District Attorney Harvey Dent, who becomes the villain Two-Face.
The film is slated to open in theaters nationwide on June 25, 2021.