When Robert Pattinson was cast as Batman, many fans thought it was a pretty random choice, considering he’s nothing like the Batman we just had in Ben Affleck. It’s fair to point out that many probably immediately thought of Twilight and dismissed the actor, despite a respectable amount of performances since his time in that franchise was over. So, many, myself included, have been wondering what the actor would look like as Batman – and now, thanks to director Matt Reeves, we have our first look!
First look at Robert Pattinson suited up for ‘The Batman’ looks absolutely fantastic 😱
— Fandom (@getFANDOM) February 13, 2020
Fans immediately compared the suit to the suit from Netflix’s Daredevil show, and I can definitely see some similarities there.
— (@francowo_) February 13, 2020
… you good? pic.twitter.com/zp9sQTSc3Y
— infernic (@infernic_) February 13, 2020
As well as other comparisons:
He looks like Nite Owl… pic.twitter.com/oeekKPVELh
— Dennis Kinney (@DennisKinney1) February 13, 2020
Wtf, What the hell is up with the visible stitching on the mask? Are they going for a Burton Catwoman look?
— Flux Mulder (@FluxMulder) February 13, 2020
And unsurprisingly, as this is almost the case with every new comic book related reveal, there were some very negative reactions:
You ruined the eyes this way.
— JohnnyMP (@johnnyjl96) February 13, 2020
— PartizanNiksic (@Partizan_Niksic) February 13, 2020
The mask looks horrible.
— Munro McLaren • Leap Year Baby! 🎂🐳🦖 (@munro_mclaren) February 13, 2020
Jesus Christ what’s going on with the mask, horrible sculpt
— anthony murphy (@mouthmastermurf) February 13, 2020
The new reveal should undoubtedly give fans the itch to see more footage, and hopefully we get something somewhat soon (the film just started filming last month).
The Batman hits theaters everywhere on June 25th, 2021.
What do you think of the footage with Pattinson’s Batman? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!