We finally have a good look at what Robert Pattinson’s Batman will look like. Director Matt Reeves (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) uploaded a camera test to Vimeo today, which shows the actor bathed in red light and dressed to the nines in what appears to be The Batman’s primary suit.
The footage doesn’t show the Batsuit in its entirety, but the costume designers were evidently inspired by the armor-like variations made popular by Christopher Nolan’s films and the Arkham series of Batman games. The most interesting aspects of the costume appear to be the chest logo and cape.
The former looks as if it’s actually weaponry, comprising one or two steel batarangs that can be pulled out on a whim. As for the cape, there’s a standing collar now, which has never been seen before in a Batman film. Time will tell whether there’s a tactical advantage to that, or if Bruce just chose it to look fashionable.
A sampling of composer Michael Giacchino’s score can also be heard in the camera test. It isn’t clear whether this is the main Batman theme, but the ominous music definitely fits the tone of the character.
We’ll find out how Pattinson compares to the likes of Keaton, Bale, and Affleck when The Batman releases on June 25, 2021. Before winning the role, the actor had claimed that he was pretty obsessed about the character.
“I’d had Batman in my mind for a while. 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,” said Pattinson during an interview with Variety last year.