Director Matt Reeves has revealed the first look at Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight in his upcoming The Batman. Many vocal fans were initially upset with the design, or comparing it unfavorably to Netflix’s Daredevil character.
In the new footage, set to an ominous score by composer Michael Giacchino, Pattinson steps into a dark frame saturated in red light, as his sleek and angular Batman suit slowly comes into focus.
Last September, Pattinson told Variety that he grew up as a massive fan of director Tim Burton’s 1989 and 1992 Batman movies. Once he heard that Reeves was rebooting the Caped Crusader series for Warner Bros., he actively pursued the part.
The Batman is set to debut in theaters on June 25, 2021.