Robert Pattinson’s The Batman is using the same visual production techniques as the Disney Plus series The Mandalorian.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is using Industrial Light & Magic’s virtual production techniques for the Matt Reeves-directed The Batman. Jon Favreau used the same VFX techniques on Disney’s live-action The Lion King before utilizing them on The Mandalorian. The Batman cinematographer Greig Fraser worked on three episodes of The Mandalorian, so he’s already familiar with the technology.
The Batman is currently filming in the United Kingdom, with recent set photos revealing Robert Pattinson in and out of his Dark Knight costume. The set snaps also offered fans a look at Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle, Colin Farrell as The Penguin and John Turturro as Carmine Falcone.
Plot details for The Batman are being kept under wraps, but we know that the project will revolve around Robert Pattinson as a younger Bruce Wayne, chronicling Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector. The Batman will also feature the hero making use of his detective skills more than what we’ve seen before in previous iterations of the character. It is also expected to be the first installment to a new Batman trilogy with Pattinson.
Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, the film stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter