Matt Reeves shares first look at Robert Pattinson in The Batman

Matt Reeves has shared the first look at Robert Pattinson as the titular crime-fighting superhero in The Batman.News that the 33-year-old had landed the coveted role of the Caped Crusader in the upcoming movie broke last year, and now, Reeves has tease…

Matt Reeves has shared the first look at Robert Pattinson as the titular crime-fighting superhero in The Batman.

News that the 33-year-old had landed the coveted role of the Caped Crusader in the upcoming movie broke last year, and now, Reeves has teased fans with brooding camera test footage from the set of the blockbuster.

The 55-second clip sees a moody Pattinson in the iconic black costume, with the sounds of Michael Giacchino’s piano-driven score playing in the background, which is saturated with red lighting.

The British star looks into the camera in the final few seconds, with his face covered by the black bat mask.

“#TheBatman #CameraTest,” Reeves simply captioned the clip on Twitter on Thursday, while Giacchino told his followers: “Yes folks that’s my music in the video Matt just sent out. Enjoy!!”

The star-studded cast of The Batman also includes Zoe Kravitz, who is set to play Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman.

And she was full of praise for Pattinson and his take on the iconic DC Comics character in a recent interview with Variety.

“He’s just a delightful person and such a wonderful, thoughtful actor,” she told the publication. “I think he’s perfect for the role and it’s going to be such an adventure. I’m excited to have him as my partner in crime and to be there to support each other, because it’s intense.

“It’s going to be a long shoot and there’s a lot of pressure, and I know he has my back and I have his.”

The Batman, also starring Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, Andy Serkis, John Turturro, and Peter Sarsgaard, is scheduled to hit cinemas in June 2021.

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Composer John Williams exiting Star Wars after Episode IX

Star Wars theme creator John Williams will stop writing scores for the franchise once Episode IX is complete.The legendary composer is the brains behind some of film’s most iconic music, crafting scores for movies such as Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestri…

Star Wars theme creator John Williams will stop writing scores for the franchise once Episode IX is complete.

The legendary composer is the brains behind some of film’s most iconic music, crafting scores for movies such as Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and the Indiana Jones series.

The five-time Oscar winner has been a part of Star Wars since the 1977 original, and has landed an Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe for his work on the sci-fi franchise, but having composed all eight of the core films in the series so far, the 86-year-old has announced that he is finally bowing out.

“We know (director) J.J. Abrams is preparing (Star Wars: Episode IX) now that I will hopefully do next year for him,” Williams explained in an interview with U.S. radio station KUSC. “I look forward it. It will round out a series of nine, that will be quite enough for me.”

It was reported in December (17) that Williams would compose the theme for upcoming spin-off Solo: A Star Wars Story, which hits cinemas in May, with British composer John Powell hired to create the movie’s full score. Powell was nominated for an Oscar in 2011 for his work on How To Train Your Dragon.

Williams currently holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations for a living person, with 51 nods to his name.

In addition to his departure, it has been announced that Lawrence Kasdan, co-writer of The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, and Solo: A Star Wars Story, is also exiting the franchise.

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