Matt Reeves' Reveals First Test Footage Of Robert Pattinson In Costume For 'The Batman'

Honestly this definitely wasn't how I was expecting to first see Battinson in action. I was just expecting a blurry set photo to be all we would have for a few months before we finally got a trailer for this movie. But Matt Reeves' seems to have taken a note from Zack Snyder's book and knows you better off just revealing an official look at your character's costumes before a fan finds it anyway. The director has revealed the first footage of his lead actor Robert Pattinson in full costume as the Caped Crusader, accompanied by our first bit of Michael Giacchino's score for the movie.

Below is the test footage of Robert Pattinson in The Batman:
Lets get the obvious thing out of the way first, this red lit footage looks almost exactly like the intro to Netflix's Daredevil series from a few years ago. While the red lighting could have a deeper meaning, for now it just seems to evoke the tone and noir feel Reeves wants for his version of Batman. It also helps make it hard to make out the actual color the suit will be, and still keep a sense of mystery to what the full suit will look like.

As for what we can see of the suit, the chest plate seems armored similar to how it was in the video games Arkham Origins and Arkham Knight. Ben Affleck's Batman wore an armored suit for most of Justice League, but Pattinson's seems much less bulky. As for his cowl it seems strikingly different from what we're used to, with a more leathery and less perfect look with stitches holding it together. We know this will be a younger and less experienced Bruce Wayne, but he seems to have already gone though a lot judging by his suit's damage. 

The other standout is the new Batman logo, which is much slimmer than any we've seen before and almost the complete opposite of Affleck's widened version. The logo featured on his suit is apparently made from the gun that killed his parents, which helps show us how much this version of the character was affected by the tragedy and uses it to motivate himself. There's also the preview of Giacchino's score, most likely the main theme of the movie and also sticks to that mysterious and noir tone Reeves wants. 

So what do you think of Pattinson's Batsuit? Where do you rank it amongst the past costumes? Let us know below!

Christian Bale Joins The Cast Of Taika Waititi's 'Thor: Love and Thunder' In A Mystery Role

With the new year starting out, it was only a matter of time before we got our first big movie story of 2020. And sure enough, it has come in the form of surprising news that Christian Bale has joined the cast of Taika Waititi's Thor: Love and Thunder. Bale's involvement in the MCU will certainly come as a shocker to fans who obviously know him for his time as Batman nearly a decade ago. Bale has since shied away from any big blockbuster franchises, instead focusing his efforts on several Oscar nominated films over the past few years. But as we've learned over time, no actor is above Marvel Studios anymore, and it seems that its only a matter of time before every big actor in Hollywood finds their way into these movies (I'm looking at you DiCaprio, we're still waiting).

Thor: Love and Thunder has already gained a lot of interest given the fact its the only post Endgame sequel for any of the core members of the Avengers. There's also the return of director Taika Waititi who famously breathed new life into the Thor franchise and character with Ragnarok a few years ago, bringing in a strong comedic influence. Love and Thunder should be no different based on its title alone, so it'll be interesting to see if Bale's more comedic side is brought out for his role in this film.
That role itself is still a big mystery, but at this point three Thor movies in, there's still a few characters from the comics that have yet to make an appearance. One is Thor's brother Balder the Brave, a character that Bale could fit well, but would feel a bit redundant bringing in another sibling of the god of thunder (After we've gotten both Hela and Loki). There's also the chance he'll be playing fan favorite Beta Ray Bill, although this would involve Bale basically having a CGI horse head which would feel odd for such a big name actor. Then again, this is the same studio that cast Bradley Cooper to just voice a talking raccoon so its still a possibility.
The film's story itself is still a bit of a mystery, with the announcement at Comic-Con that it would see the return of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, a character written out of the MCU until her brief return in Endgame. Foster will be returning so that Waititi can adapt the recent Mighty Thor storyline from the comics, which saw her also get powers and her own hammer after a struggle with cancer. We also know Tessa Thompson will be returning as Valkyrie who is now queen of Asgard, and Waititi himself as the CGI rock character Korg. There's also how the film will handle the storyline started for Thor's character in Endgame, where at its end he seemingly went off to form the Asguardians of the Galaxy with Peter Quill and the gang. It doesn't seem likely this movie will focus on those adventures, but it'll be interesting to see if the team makes an appearance. 
So what do you think of Bale joining Love and Thunder? What role would you like to see him play? Let us know below!