- The second trailer for “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson, premiered on Saturday.
- Pattinson revealed that he wore Val Kilmer’s “Batman Forever” batsuit during a screen test.
- The new Batman film will hit theaters on March 4, 2022.
Robert Pattinson donned Val Kilmer’s two-decades-old “Batman Forever” batsuit during a screen test for “The Batman.”
On Saturday, Warner Bros. unveiled its second full trailer for the upcoming film at the DC FanDome streaming event. While appearing virtually alongside Pattinson and his co-star Zoë Kravitz, director Matt Reeves revealed a behind-the-scenes detail about Pattinson’s audition process.
“Rob did his first [screen test] by himself and he literally was wearing, I believe, Val Kilmer’s Batsuit,” Reeves said, according to Comicbook.com. “Which, by the way, the moment [Pattinson] put it on, that was kind of a crazy moment.”
Pattinson, 35, added that he was “nervous” the first time he donned the 1995 batsuit.
“It was crazy. But I remember putting it on and thinking, ‘This is impossible. This is going to be absolutely impossible,” Pattinson said. “I mean, wearing a kind of two-inch-thick rubber suit, or latex suit, and being incredibly nervous and full of adrenaline the whole time.”
Pattinson reportedly said that the latex costume caused him to sweat quite a bit.
“I remember we did like two takes and people were just saying, ‘What can we do about the sweat?’ They were like, ‘Nothing! Nothing that can be done.’ I had to be drained of liquid,” Pattinson said, Comicbook.com reported.
Kilmer stepped into the Batman role after Michael Keaton dropped out of making a third franchise movie.
“Batman Forever” also starred Chris O’Donnell as Robin, Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face, Jim Carey as Riddler, and Nicole Kidman as Dr. Chase Meridian.
Pattinson’s film will feature him as the titular character, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and others among the star-studded cast.
In March 2020, Reeves shared a glimpse of the infamous Batmobile and a first look at Pattinson’s full superhero suit.