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The Batman set pics reveal full look at Robert Pattinson’s batsuit, batcycle

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The Pattman is coming! And we now know what he will look like! The Batman writer/director Matt Reeves gave us the first official look at Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight last week, but it was a very brief, crimson-soaked, half-hidden peek that left a lot to the imagination. There’s no need for that anymore though.

The Batman is currently shooting in Glasgow, Scotland and while the DC Comics production is supposed to be all hush-hush, some set pics/vids leaked out this weekend past. The pics don’t actually show Pattinson in them, but rather a stuntman wearing his Batsuit (with the addition of what appears to protective lenses in the cowl). There’s also a video showing the stuntman riding a newly-revealed Batcycle alongside what appears to be Zoe Kravitz’s Selina Kyle aka Catwoman before crashing.

I’m really liking what I’m seeing here. Even though it’s far from a 1:1 design, this batsuit is giving me very strong Batman: Zero Year vibes. In the 2013/2014 Batman story arc, writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo came up with a brand new origin for the Dark Knight following the DC Comics universe New 52 reboot, which had invalidated Frank Miller’s classic Year One origin story. Zero Year saw Bruce Wayne returning to Gotham City after years of being away in training to become Batman. When he returns, with everybody assuming he had died in his time away, he finds the city even more in the grip of crime than when he left it. New villains, such as Red Hood, the Penguin, and Doctor Death are starting to rise, with one, the Riddler, launching a massive plan to take over the city entirely by flooding it. The story is split into three parts – Secret City, Dark City, and Savage City – with each tackling a different period of Batman’s early days and also showing the origin of things like his partnerships with Commissioner Gordon and Lucius Fox, and possibly even an origin for the Joker.

As for the similarities with The Batman, while the costume here is a lot more armoured, there’s a very distinct proto-suit sensibility that is shared. There’s no cape present – though it is possible it could be added with CGI like they often did in Batman v Superman – and everything looks very functional, right down to the equipment strapped to Batman’s thighs. The batcycle is also not very fancy but just a modified street bike. The new gauntlets even appear to have crossbow bolts strapped to them, harking back to the crossbow Batman used during Zero Year.

We also know that Paul Dano is playing the Riddler in The Batman with Colin Farrell playing the Penguin, both of whom play prominent roles in the Zero Year story. Rumours abound that The Batman will be set in Bruce Wayne’s very first few years as the Dark Knight, with Reeves himself previously saying that he’s focusing more on the noir detective angle of Batman, rather than the big over-the-top blockbuster superhero action other modern cinematic versions of the character have put him in. All of that aligns with Zero Year as well. And I’m totally here for it.

The Batman also stars Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon, and John Turturro as Carmine Falcone. It is scheduled for release on 25 June 2021.

Last Updated: February 24, 2020

56 Comments

  1. I guess they had to go for extra padding on that suit because Pattinson struggled to bulk up his 12 year old female frame. Otherwise, it looks good. I’m just worried they’re trying to pack too much into this movie. It’s got penguin, Catwoman, the mafia, two face, a dynamic Jim Gordon and presumably a Robin too.

    I was hoping it would have been a scaled-back Batman experience, with more of an emphasis on the detective version of Batman.

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  2. BradeLunner

    February 24, 2020 at 11:39

    I’m just thinking about the poor team who might have to cgi a cape the whole time!

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  3. CrAiGiSh

    February 24, 2020 at 13:02

    Meh …

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  4. Yozzie

    February 24, 2020 at 13:10

  5. Yozzie

    February 24, 2020 at 10:19

    Better not brake to hard with that bike or he will be a bat-sosatie

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    • Pariah

      February 24, 2020 at 10:20

      It looks like his nipples would take the hit. With the black suit and gadgets, he’s probably into that kind of kink.

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      • Son of Banana Jim

        February 24, 2020 at 11:48

        Lol, so kink-shaming is OK? That’s not very progressive! *gasp*

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    • Hammersteyn

      February 24, 2020 at 10:33

      He might brake a bone

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  6. Son of Banana Jim

    February 24, 2020 at 10:29

    I guess they had to go for extra padding on that suit because Pattinson struggled to bulk up his 12 year old female frame. Otherwise, it looks good. I’m just worried they’re trying to pack too much into this movie. It’s got penguin, Catwoman, the mafia, two face, a dynamic Jim Gordon and presumably a Robin too.

    I was hoping it would have been a scaled-back Batman experience, with more of an emphasis on the detective version of Batman.

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    • Weanerdog

      February 24, 2020 at 11:11

      Obvious troll comment is obvious.

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      • Son of Banana Jim

        February 24, 2020 at 11:35

        Concern troll comment is insipid.

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        • Weanerdog

          February 24, 2020 at 11:39

          Reactionary troll comment is flittering.

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      February 24, 2020 at 10:44

      Well, that’s exactly what Reeves has said it will be. I have a feeling that a lot of the characters are going to be background, world-building additions, for the sake of future movies.

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    • The D

      February 24, 2020 at 10:52

      Erm, have you seen Pattinson lately? The dude is lookin kind of beastly.

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      • Son of Banana Jim

        February 24, 2020 at 11:25

        Nah he is, he’s no Christian Bale though.

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        • Skyblue

          February 24, 2020 at 13:15

          And Bale was no Batfleck ;-p

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        • The D

          February 24, 2020 at 11:30

          Maybe not Batman Begins Bale but definitely Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises Bale.

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          • Son of Banana Jim

            February 24, 2020 at 11:30

            Acting or physique-wise? Very few can top that abs reveal in Batman Begins.

          • The D

            February 24, 2020 at 11:35

            Physique-wise I reckon. Also just hoping that Pattison doesn’t gargle with barbed wire to get his Batman voice, which just became ridiculous with Bale.

          • Skyblue

            February 24, 2020 at 13:24

            Agreed, his voice almost threw the sequels overboard. All the focus was on Bane’s accent in Rises while nothing was mentioned about Bale’s voice throughout the series.

            I also think that Nolan focused on Batman’s enemies as he had the best catalog of comic book villains to choose from. For all of DC’s shortcomings with their super heroes they created far more compelling villains for Batman than Marvel ever did, including Thanos (duck and run).

    • Pariah

      February 24, 2020 at 10:59

      You know, I think I’ll pull an Admiral on this one.

      I find the fact that you used the term “female frame” as an insult both condescending and demeaning, not just towards Robert (who is looking pretty damn fit these days, as Darryn points out), but also to every single woman out there.

      It’s not ok. And it detracts from the rest of your comment which has validity and could warrant a discussion.

      All it would take is removing “12 year old female” from that comment and suddenly you’re not being a dick, you’re making a valid comment that doesn’t insult people and instead triggers meaningful discussion.

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      • Stoompot

        February 24, 2020 at 11:04

        OMG, muh feelings, he’s got the non binary, devoid of any muscle frame?

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        • Pariah

          February 24, 2020 at 11:04

          • Stoompot

            February 24, 2020 at 11:05

            Chances are you know what he meant in the context but how dare he say female.

          • Pariah

            February 24, 2020 at 11:05

            It was used as an insult. A derogatory term. That’s the issue. I’m sorry that you don’t realise why that’s really bad. But it is, really bad.

          • Stoompot

            February 24, 2020 at 11:10

            Derogatory term?????? Are you kidding me? How many swole 12 year old female girls do you know?

          • Stoompot

            February 24, 2020 at 11:10

            Derogatory term?????? Are you kidding me? How many swole 12 year old female girls do you know?

          • Son of Banana Jim

            February 24, 2020 at 11:25

            Lol, you’re having one of those Mondays, right? Take a break, go for a stroll, maybe pop a stressum bud.

      • RinceThis

        February 24, 2020 at 11:04

        Pull an Admiral? He’d never say this hahaha

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        • Pariah

          February 24, 2020 at 11:05

          Did you not see the massive blowup he caused when the white male privilege thing came up in Noelle article a few months back? Despite its relevance to the content, he kicked up a massive fuss. And wouldn’t let up.

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          • RinceThis

            February 24, 2020 at 11:05

            Yes, my point exactly. He wouldn’t tell that nana moron off because he’d agree.

          • Pariah

            February 24, 2020 at 11:05

            I hate that I have to agree here. But yeah you’re right.

          • Son of Banana Jim

            February 24, 2020 at 11:15

            Do you need some tissues?

          • Son of Banana Jim

            February 24, 2020 at 11:43

            So, you’re doing the reverse? Listen I get it, nowadays a little virtue signalling can get you a few twitter likes and retweets. Maybe you’ll even get a follow from that someone special. But, I think that path towards validation leads nowhere. It’s as hollow as trying to “police” jokes on the internet.

      • Son of Banana Jim

        February 24, 2020 at 11:10

        Calm down bud. It’s not healthy to be this invested in the physique of Robert Pattinson. He doesn’t need you to white knight him. He was in Twilight and I’m pretty sure is used to the mockery from the peanut gallery. The guy has also grown into a very good actor.

        Having said that… have you seen his recent print spread? It makes Justin Bieber look masculine.

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        • Stoompot

          February 24, 2020 at 13:14

          oh thank fuck you compared him to a male this time

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          • Son of Banana Jim

            February 24, 2020 at 13:19

            Lol, I wouldn’t call Justin Bieber a male.

        • Pariah

          February 24, 2020 at 11:11

          I’m not white knighting him. Not even a little. You seem to miss the point. It’s insulting to women to use the term female in a derogatory way. Whether that’s used to insult Robert’s body, or any other body, an insult is an insult.

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          • Son of Banana Jim

            February 24, 2020 at 11:15

            Sounds like you might be a little emotional. Are you a diminutive 12 year old girl?

        • Pariah

          February 24, 2020 at 11:11

          I’m not white knighting him. Not even a little. You seem to miss the point. It’s insulting to women to use the term female in a derogatory way. Whether that’s used to insult Robert’s body, or any other body, an insult is an insult.

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        • Pariah

          February 24, 2020 at 11:11

          Also there you are, doing it again, this time with Justin Bieber. *sigh*

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          • Stoompot

            February 24, 2020 at 11:25

            Agreed, she would find it very offensive.

      • Son of Banana Jim

        February 24, 2020 at 11:11

        You pulled an Admiral? Uhm OK… I wont judge, I just hope you got consent from him.

        Apparently, there’s an app for it too.

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        • Stoompot

          February 24, 2020 at 11:15

          Where is that guy, hope he didn’t get tired of all the snowflakes

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          • Son of Banana Jim

            February 24, 2020 at 11:20

            I reckon the Admiral is enjoying himself. Maybe he’s watching the Dave Chapelle special on Netflix. I doubt he’d be obsessed over Pattinson’s body.

  7. Hammersteyn

    February 24, 2020 at 10:29

    Batman and Rubber?

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    • Son of Banana Jim

      February 24, 2020 at 10:37

      Rubberman and his baseball bat, Martha

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  8. Hammersteyn

    February 24, 2020 at 10:37

    He sure looks like Daredevil on that bike. https://media0.giphy.com/media/C8i7a7jrr0KnC/giphy.gif

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    • RinceThis

      February 24, 2020 at 11:04

      oh no you didn’t!

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      • Hammersteyn

        February 24, 2020 at 11:05

        XD

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  9. MechMachine

    February 24, 2020 at 10:52

    Looks Rad.

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  10. RinceThis

    February 24, 2020 at 11:15

    Looking good. Really excited about this new iteration. Reeves is one of my favourite directors too.

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  11. D@rCF0g

    February 24, 2020 at 11:30

    Colour me more curious!

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