Warner Bros. Pictures and director Matt Reeves have unveiled the first imagery from The Batman, providing a glimpse at Robert Pattinson’s Caped Crusader.

Taking to Twitter, Reeves released a short Vimeo video clip, showing a close-up of Pattinson in costume. The video – titled The Batman – Camera Test – sees the actor walk into focus, while the music of composer Michael Giacchino plays in the background.

What do we think? Not much to go on, but remember, this is test footage used merely to see what the actor looks like on camera, it is not a trailer.

Here is another look at the cowl. The red shading/highlights comes purely from the lighting used in the video.

Image: ©Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Entertainment/Matt Reeves

As for the suit, it looks like it is pieced together from a number of different components and has an industrial, engineered feel to it.

Image: ©Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Entertainment/Matt Reeves
Image: ©Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Entertainment/Matt Reeves

Released June 25th 2021, The Batman is the latest big screen reboot for the Caped Crusader, following his recent appearances in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), and Justice League (2017). In those movies, the role of Batman was played by Ben Affleck.

For this latest adventure, Robert Pattinson will be playing the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, opposite Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, and John Turturro as Carmine Falcone. Jeffrey Wright is taking on the part of Commissioner Gordon, while Andy Serkis is Bruce Wayne’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth.

The Batman is currently in production, with filming initially taking place in London. Once work is complete on the picture, the film will be released as a stand-alone tale (for now), not connected to any previous Batman movies.

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