Here’s something we didn’t expect: Batman fans on Thursday got their first glimpse at Robert Pattinson in the batsuit.
The Batman director Matt Reeves shared a camera test video to Vimeo, revealing the actor in costume. Although the video is short, we do get a good look at the suit’s bat symbol and Pattinson in the cowl. What we don’t see is how long the ears are, which is a crucial part of the dark knight’s look.
The camera test does a nice job of establishing a dark mood, which is partially the point of the video. It also gives Reeves an idea of how the suit will translate on camera. Pattinson’s batsuit will be a crucial part of the film, so ensuring they get the design right will be hugely important.
So far, we really like what we see. The suit looks like armor without being too bulky; the bat symbol looks good as well, and appears to serve a double purpose as a weapon.
The Batman recently started filming, so hopefully we’ll get even more glimpses of the movie along the way. Even if we don’t, this early camera test is a nice taste of what’s to come.
The Batman hits theaters on June 25, 2021.