With apologies to our amazing publisher, Barbara L. Roche, this article will probably break The Reel 360 server. With filming well underway on the new Warner Bros film, The Batman, director Matt Reeves has decided to get ahead of the internet leaks and has posted a new video of actor Robert Pattinson dressed as the titular character.
The new suit does cause the Geek to gleefully dance around his apartment in his Batman underoos.
The 55-second camera test, which offers Daredevil vibes with its deep red highlights, doesn’t give away all of the intricacies about about the new suit. We want to see those glowing white eyes damnit. But the test does deliver a good look at the chest armor with a new logo and a damn amazing shot of Pattinson wearing the cowl. The bat on the chest almost looks like Pattinson could rip it off and use it as a weapon. Combine that with possibly an early preview of Michael Giacchino’s score…. have a look yourself!
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
The Geek is a working screenwriter, director and screenwriting instructor.