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Your First Look at Robert Pattinson as Batman is Here

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By Bailey Banks

Robert Pattinson has been a Hollywood heartthrob since his breakout role as Edward Cullen, the handsome vampire, in the Twilight Saga. Now, however, he's proving that he can take on even bigger projects as he prepares to play the iconic Batman. Although Pattinson has continued acting since Twilight, this will be his first venture back into a major franchise. We can't wait to see this suave British actor's take on the classic American hero. And, thanks to a brand new first look at Pattinson's Batman costume, we're more excited than ever.

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Although not much is known about the latest Batman film quite yet, director Matt Reeves recently shared a camera test video that included shots of Pattinson in the new Batman suit. It seems that with every iteration and new Batman, the suit gets a new upgrade as well. The video has a dark and dramatic vibe setting a promising and mysterious tone for the film. Reeves's video caused quite a stir amongst fans who took to Twitter to express their excitement for Robert Pattinson's Batman.

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According to NME, Pattinson had a lot to say about trying on the suit for the first time. He is quoted describing the experience as feeling "transformative." To which Reeves apparently responded saying "I would hope it does! You're literally in the Batsuit. You do feel very powerful immediately." On the flip side, however, Pattinson reportedly also remarked on the "humiliating" aspect of wearing the suit. "You've got five people trying to shove you into something. Once you've got it on, it's like, 'Yeah, I feel strong, I feel tough, even though I had to squeeze my butt cheeks into the legs," quotes NMH.

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Although fans have already been swooning over the latest shots of Pattinson in the new Batman suit, the former Twilight actor has some big shoes to fill. Before Pattinson, Batman was played by Christian Bale and Ben Affleck. Robert Pattinson is not only a smaller star than both these actors, but he is also a fair bit younger than recent depictions of Batmans have been. This has left many fans wondering what story the newest film will pursue. Pattinson has also hinted that he may take an unusual approach to portraying the iconic comic book character.

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Although we don't know much about the new Batman film, we do have some important information that leaves us anticipating its release. This latest in the DC Comics universe is slated to appear in June of next year, and the working title for the film is The Batman. It will be directed by Matt Reeves who also directed Cloverfield and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. In addition to Pattinson as Batman, it will star Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Colin Farrell as The Penguin, Paul Dano as The Riddler, and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon. Peter Sarsgaard will also appear in the film, but his role has not yet been revealed.

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