Well what do we have here? Production is well underway on Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman starring Robert Pattinson as the titular character. The production is currently filming in Glasgow, Scotland, at the Glasgow Necropolis cemetery.
Today, photos from the location surfaced online, offering fanboys and girls what could be their first look at a fully suited-up stuntman (boy does he resemble Ben Affleck) on what can only be the batcycle.
It’s now clear that the suit does not look anything like Daredevil, which was referenced when Reeves tweeted out test footage of Pattinson. Look below:
There’s no cape, but that’s clearly going to be added in post-production, while there appear to be goggles or lenses in the mask. This could simply be the stuntman wearing goggles to protect his eyes or it could be feasible that the eyes in the cowl will glow white like the comics. We have never gotten a film, aside briefly in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, that showcased the Caped Crusader’s white eyes.
However, it’s also feasible that they’ll glow white in the movie, thereby bringing an iconic piece of imagery from the Batman comic books to the big screen (which is long overdue at this point).
That Batcycle is rad and looks comic book influenced. We shall see.
Plot details are under wraps for now, but the film is rumored to be a loose adaptation of the popular DC Comics Batman story The Long Halloween.
Starring alongside Pattinson as Gotham’s famous and infamous cast of characters are Zoë Kravitz (“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy,” “12 Years a Slave”) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (the “Hunger Games” films) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the “Transformers” films) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (“The Magnificent Seven,” “Black Mass”) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (“Farewell Amor”) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the “Planet of the Apes” films, “Black Panther”) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Dumbo”) as Oswald Cobblepot.
Reeves and Dylan Clark (the “Planet of the Apes” films) are producing the film, with Simon Emanuel, Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada and Chantal Nong Vo serving as executive producers. Reeves’ behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-nominated director of photography Greig Fraser (“Lion,” upcoming “Dune”); his “Planet of the Apes” production designer, James Chinlund; editors William Hoy (the “Planet of the Apes” films) and Tyler Nelson (“Rememory”); Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Dan Lemmon (“The Jungle Book”); Oscar-nominated SFX supervisor Dominic Tuohy (“1917,” “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker”); Oscar-nominated sound mixer Stuart Wilson (“1917,” the “Star Wars” franchise); Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran (“1917,” “Little Women,” “Anna Karenina”) and costume designers Glyn Dillon (the “Star Wars” franchise) and David Crossman (“1917,” the “Star Wars” franchise); hair designer Zoe Tahir (upcoming “No Time to Die,” “Spectre”); and Oscar-nominated makeup designer Naomi Donne (“1917”).
Batman was created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. Based on characters from DC, “The Batman” is set to open in theaters June 25, 2021 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures
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