Batman is back.
Director Matt Reeves revealed on Twitter that shooting had started for The Batman, the latest trilogy that will see Robert Pattinson take on the famous vigilante.
Sharing a shot of a clapperboard revealing the movie’s all-red logo, Reeves announced it was “Day One” of production.
Reeves told The Hollywood Reporter in January 2019 his idea for the films is “very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale.”
“It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional,” he continued. “It’s more Batman in his detective mode that we’ve seen in the films.”
As Reeves explained, “The comics have a history of that. [Bruce Wayne] is supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been.”
“I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc that he can go through a transformation.”
Pattinson, 33, spoke to The Guardian last month about being cast as the caped crusader explaining that he “felt a connection to it, I don’t know why.”
“I just really wanted it,” Pattinson said, adding that he’s already feeling the pressure of playing the iconic character.
“I’m already remembering what it’s like to talk about a movie where there’s an expectation,” he said. “Whenever you say anything, people are like, ‘Argh! You idiot!’ Like, dude, I haven’t even started yet!”
Despite the public anticipation, Pattinson assures, “There is no harsher critic of myself than myself, so I don’t need to worry about anyone else.”
The Lighthouse star already has a backup plan in case his three upcoming Batman movies are a disappointment.
“Porn,” he joked, laughing. “But art-house porn.”
The Batman is slated to open in theaters in June 2021.