THE Batman star Robert Pattison has appeared in the superhero’s suit for the first time in a jaw-dropping clip shared by the movie’s director.
Matt Reeves shared a minute-long shot from the 33-year-old British star’s screen test in a dramatic scene bathed in red light.
Set to a dramatic score by composer Michael Giacchino, Rob is shown turned away from the camera in the iconic bat suit.
It begins with the focus on Batman’s double-winged logo before panning up to reveal the crime-fighter’s mask as he looks into the distance with a look of grim determination on his face.
Fans bombarded the reveal clip with adoring comments about the new-look costume, with one tweeting: “The Official Batsuit reveal is here and I absolutely LOVE IT!!!”
Others pointed out the bat motif on Rob’s chest resembled a firearm – sparking a slew of new conspiracy theories.
One wrote: “So apparently the new Batsymbol is made from the gun that Joe Chill used to kill Bruce Wayne’s parents…thats really f**ken sick if you ask me.”
Another wrote: “The Batman using the gun that murdered his parents as his Bat symbol, as well as a constant reminder as to *why* he dons the cape is just bloody brilliant.”
The new suit is a world away from the far chunkier one worn by Ben Affleck, Robert’s predecessor in the role.
The Batman is not expected to hit cinemas until June next year, with Robert’s Batman appearing alongside Zoe Kravitz, 31, as Catwoman.
Other cast members include Miami Vice star Colin Farrell, 43, as baddie The Penguin and Andy Serkis, 55, as Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred.
Robert follows in the footsteps of Ben, Christian Bale, Michael Keaton, George Clooney and Val Kilmer – all of whom have played the Caped Crusader.
The former Twilight star was officially cast as the latest Batman in May last year, taking over from Affleck.