Robert Pattinson tested Batman in Val Kilmer’s bat suit and hated it

Robert Pattinson will wear a cloak and hood in 2022 Batman, But his first experience as a hero was to use an earlier version of the iconic costume. At the FanDome event for the new trailer for the DC 2021 movie, director Matt Reeves revealed that Pattinson was auditioning in Val Kilmer’s bat suit-which almost kept him away from the role.

“When Rob and I got together for the first time, we had all these conversations, just by what it was (Batman), the studio was like,’We always do a screen test.’ [Rob] I believe that he is wearing Val Kilmer’s bat suit. By the way, the moment you put it on is a bit crazy. ”

Pattinson explained that between the nervousness of dressing up as Batman, personal dreams and a two-inch thick blanket, he found it almost impossible to move in the suit. Wearing a suit twice obviously made Pattinson sweat. Despite the challenges, Reeves said, when Pattinson took off the headscarf and painted heavy black eye makeup, everything about the character came together.

“If you think Bruce Wayne is a hermit rock star in a run-down mansion, then part of me sees it like this [Pattinson]. I didn’t even know that you would be interested in playing this role,” Reeves said. “For me [Pattinson was] It is always the version I see on the page. It was about creating a new version of Bruce. “

It turns out that Pattinson has long been fascinated by the character and brought many of his own ideas about the Bruce Wayne/Batman relationship into the movie.

“A description of when he was Batman and when he was Bruce. In other versions, when he puts on the headscarf, he really knows what he is doing,” Pattinson described Bruce Wayne’s previous version. Shi said. But in his version of the character, “He’s a bit out of control. He hasn’t really defined what Batman is. He wears it every night. He’s not asleep. He’s turning into this weird creature.”

According to Reeves and Pattinson, this new version of Batman and Bruce Wayne is inspired by Frank Miller’s Batman: First Year The story is not exactly the origin of this character, but it does tell the story of his early years of fighting crime. Pattinson said that his blues was still young and full of anger.

“From the very beginning, there was a kind of despair. Pattinson said in a short behind-the-scenes video that he really worked hard to deal with this anger, and all quarrels seemed very personal. “He wants justice, and he Just forced to do so. There is no other choice. “