A series of leaked images and a 12-second video taken from the set of “The Batman” reveal the first look at the Batcycle and the full Batsuit.
The unauthorized images were taken during an outdoor location shoot for the film at the Glasgow Necropolis cemetery in Scotland, according to the caption accompanying the images on PA Wire. They reveal what appears to be a stuntperson performing as Batman (played by Robert Pattinson in the film) in the full Batman suit, sitting on what clearly looks like the Batcycle.
Notably, both the full Batsuit and the Batcycle appear even more unadorned and realistic than Christopher Nolan’s gritty “Dark Knight” iteration of the Caped Crusader. It’s as if Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne cobbled together his Batsuit from other kinds of armor, and added a Batman-y flourish to the front of an otherwise straightforward motorcycle.
A video shot from the set also leaked to Twitter, in which Batman drives the Batcycle alongside another motorcycle — seemingly ridden by Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz) — before appearing to crash it.
Last week, the film’s writer-director Matt Reeves released an official first look at Pattinson in the Batsuit with a brief, obliquely shot video scored by composer Michael Giacchino.
The look and setting in the most recent images also evokes the 2013–2014 DC Comics storyline “Batman: Zero Year,” which reimagined the superhero’s origin as he contends with the Riddler terrorizing Gotham City.
Paul Dano is playing the Riddler in “The Batman,” along with Colin Farrell as the Penguin, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth.
The film is set to open on June 25, 2021.
A representative for Warner Bros. declined to comment on the images and video.
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