THE BATMAN Star Robert Pattinson Recalls Donning A '90s Batsuit For His "Nightmare" Screen Test

The Batsuits worn by Val Kilmer and George Clooney have not aged well, and The Batman star Robert Pattinson has now recalled the "nightmare" experience of having to don a 90s Batsuit for his screen test.

The Batman was supposed to arrive in theaters last year, but after what's felt like countless release date delays caused by the pandemic, the Dark Knight will finally swoop back onto the big screen this March. Director Matt Reeves has put together an insanely talented cast of actors for his spin of the character, including Robert Pattinson as a very different Bruce Wayne to previous iterations.

The actor recently spoke to Japanese publication Eiga, and reflected on the screen test that started his journey as the new Caped Crusader. Unfortunately, it wasn't a particularly enjoyable experience.

"I think [the screen test suit] was George Clooney," reads the translation (via Reddit). "It looks cool, but it feels like a nightmare. I can't move. I was sweating all the time, and I was scared that I couldn't do anything with this [Laughs]. My suit is not only very cool, but it's also incredibly well designed. Even if I play a fight scene with a lot of movement, I can move anyway."

You may have seen some headlines today declaring that Pattinson donned the Batman and Robin Batsuit, but Pattinson's comments actually contradict what Reeves said last year. "Rob was literally wearing Val Kilmer's Batsuit," he told IGN. "Which, by the way, was a crazy moment."

We're guessing it probably was the Batman Forever Batsuit, though why Warner Bros. would use that and not the Batsuits from The Dark Knight Trilogy or Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is anyone's guess. Either way, we hope footage of this screen test is eventually shared online!

The Batman is set to be released in theaters on March 4.

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