By: John M Jerva
Well this is all kinds of kick ass today as director Matt Reeves has dropped a new video which is a camera test featuring star Robert Pattinson in full Batman suit for the upcoming The Batman which is now in production.
The video, which was posted on Vimeo is less than a minute long but it shows Pattinson walking towards the camera in the darkest of red infused light. It’s a tease but one that has fans screaming for more. Check it out below!
The video features ominous and thrilling music by composer Michael Giacchino and evening though it shows very little it was enough to get me excited.
Pattinson spoke to Variety last year and talked about pursuing the time when he heard Reeves was retooling it:
“I’d had Batman in my mind for a while,” Pattinson said. “It’s such an absurd thing to say. I sort of had an idea to do it, and I’d been prodding Matt. He didn’t accept any prods. I kept asking to meet him.”
Pattinson also shared insight into putting on the suit in the testing stages. “I remember saying to Matt, ‘It does feel quite transformative! He was like, ‘I would hope it does! You’re literally in the Batsuit.’”
Pattinson, of course, took some flack when he was announced as the newest version of The Dark Knight but just like Ben Affleck who put the naysayers to rest, I think Pattinson will do the same and this video is clearly making a case for that.
Pattinson is joined in the film by Zoe Kravitz who is playing Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman), Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot, aka the Penguin, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton, aka the Riddler,Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth who is Bruce Wayne’s most trusted butler and ally.
The Batman is said to focus on the Caped Crusader’s early days as a detective and crime fighter and will feature a Rogues Gallery of villains.
The newest incarnation of the DC comics superhero will hit theaters on June 25th, 2021!