The world got its first look at the actor, 33, as the Caped Crusader on Thursday with director Matt Reeves sharing Pattinson’s screen test for the latest cinematic incarnation of the superhero’s story — The Batman.
With somber music playing in the background and a red backlight, Pattinson slowly comes into view allowing fans to see him in the iconic black suit, cape and cowl for the first time since he was cast in May 2019.
“It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional,” he continued. “It’s more Batman in his detective mode that we’ve seen in the films.”
As Reeves explained, “The comics have a history of that. is supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been.”
“I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc that he can go through a transformation.”
The Batman is slated to open in theaters in June 2021.