Any lingering doubts that Robert Pattinson wouldn’t impress in The Batman (opens in new tab) can be laid to rest. Zoe Kravitz – who plays Catwoman in next year’s Matt Reeves-directed reboot – has spoken effusively about R-Batz, offering her reaction to seeing him in the full Batsuit.
While Kravitz joked, “You don’t really get used to seeing Batman walk past you because we’ve all grown up with this character,” she doubled down on Pattinson: “It’s like a ‘pinch me’ moment all the time, and he’s wonderful, he’s really wonderful.”
Kravitz added that “it’s great and he is absolutely the man for this job," while also vaguely teasing the script, something which she called “phenomenal.”
As of writing, we’ve seen surprisingly little of Robert Pattinson in the Batsuit, perhaps a knock-on effect from filming being shut down on the Warner Bros. production back in March. A flashy, red-hued teaser (opens in new tab) appeared back in February – which feels like a lifetime ago now – and showcased a more lithe, low-key Batsuit to the OTT muscular get-ups we had previously been accustomed to. The cape and cowl even comes bundled with a Bat logo that appears to be made out of gun parts – perhaps a hidden tribute to Bruce Wayne’s murdered parents.
The only other glimpse of the Batsuit has been alongside Batman’s souped-up Batmobile (opens in new tab). There, we saw more of the cape but, as of yet, Zoe Kravitz has been among the few people to see the whole thing. But if she’s convinced, we’re convinced. Robert Pattinson is The Batman.
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