If there’s one superhero that DC desperately needs to get right, it’s Batman. Ben Affleck was perfectly serviceable in the role through Batman v Superman and Justice League, but he decided to step away before starring in his own solo movie. Warner Bros. had no choice but to replace him, and last year, it was revealed that none other than Twilight star Robert Pattinson would don the costume for Matt Reeves’ The Batman.
Although Pattinson might be best known as the vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight franchise, he has made a name for himself in the indie scene over the past few years, starring in films like Good Time (from the same directors as Uncut Gems) and The Lighthouse (alongside Willem Dafoe). But his return to the world of blockbuster franchises is imminent, and on Thursday, director Matt Reeves shared the first look at Pattinson in costume.