Every new actor to suit up and play the Dark Knight comes under intense scrutiny, and that might be especially true for Robert Pattinson in regards to The Batman. Thousands of angry fans may have sent letters to Warner Bros. headquarters in the late 1980s after comedy star Michael Keaton was cast as Bruce Wayne, but we’re living in the social media age now, so any and all criticisms can be aired in a public forum.
For what it’s worth, Pattinson has long since resigned himself to the fact that not everybody’s on board with the idea of him playing the iconic comic book character, even if his filmography over the last decade has seen him consign his time at the forefront of The Twilight Saga to the history books, at least in the eyes of a lot of people anyway.
In any case, a heap of new promotional images for Matt Reeves’ reboot dropped yesterday, including some of the best looks we’ve had yet at the movie’s Batsuit. Needless to say, though, the response has been divisive, as you can see from the reactions below.
He looks a little small for batman don't he? I'll try not to be too judgmental before actually seeing it on screen. Just my impression right now.
— Silmerano (@SMMBody1ToldMe) May 19, 2021
— Cale Blevins (@BodhiZaffaa) May 19, 2021
— Javier Viani (@JohnQPublic100) May 19, 2021
That buldge and razor thin ears.
Doesn't look intimidating it singlehandedly reduces the appeal of the well designed suit so much.
— Geralt of Color Grading (@Helltherso) May 19, 2021
Amazing? Meh. He looks like a teenager playing in his dads suit.
— Matt (@mattattack82) May 19, 2021
— Eren | Caboose (@CabooseEK) May 19, 2021
— sabrina 🦇 (@nightwaynes) May 19, 2021
It’s always better to see any superhero costume in motion before passing a final judgement, and the stinger at the end of the teaser trailer that saw Pattinson’s Caped Crusader beat the ever loving sh*t out of a street thug was pretty great, but the onslaught of new material and the confirmation that the lengthy production finally wrapped in March almost fourteen months after cameras started rolling could indicate that a fresh promo for The Batman is on the way, although there’s still a long time between now and the second DC FanDome event, which is scheduled for October.