New Batman director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) has just treated the world to a surprise glimpse of the caped crusader ahead of the movie’s release.

The Batman Robert Pattinson
The Batman Robert Pattinson

Played by Robert Pattinson (Twilight), the short camera test from Reeves is drenched in red and reveals a Batman that looks decidedly stripped down and practical, offering hope that this version will do justice to the darker, more gritty side of the franchise.

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The Batman, which also stars Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Wright, Zoë Kravitz, and Andy Serkis, is set to hit theaters in 2021.

Cover image via Matt Reeves/Vimeo