‘Bruce Wayne is the blueprint for the sad boi’: Twitter mercilessly mocks Robert Pattinson’s ’emo’ Batman with eyeliner and long hair – but some insist he’s always been a ‘woe-is-me hero’
- The first trailer for The Batman, which is set for release next October, came out this week
- Viewers have a lot of opinions about Robert Pattinson, 34, as the title character
- Pattinson’s Batman has long, stringy hair and is seem wearing heavy smoky eyeliner in one shot
- Some are joking that he is an ’emo’ or ‘goth’ version of the character who would listen to Fall Out Boy or My Chemical Romance
- Others like the eyeliner and think it’s appropriate that this Batman looks more emo — but note that he has always worn eyeliner when in costume
The first official trailer for the much-anticipated movie The Batman hit the internet this week — and viewers have a lot to say about Robert Pattinson’s ’emo’ take on the title role.
The film, which is set for release on October 1, 2021, stars the 34-year-old Twilight heartthrob as Bruce Wayne — but Bruce Wayne like fans have never seen him before.
Twitter users have a lot to say about the character’s moody expression, overgrown hair, and eyeliner, with many mocking him as a ‘goth pretty boy’ or the new ‘Hot Topic Batman.
Emo: The first official trailer for the much-anticipated movie The Batman hit the internet this week — and viewers have a lot to say about Robert Pattinson’s ’emo’ take on the title role
New ‘do: The film, which is set for release on October 1, 2021, stars the 34-year-old Twilight heartthrob as Bruce Wayne — but Bruce Wayne like fans have never seen him before
The look: Twitter users have a lot to say about the character’s moody expression, overgrown hair, and eyeliner
The trailer offers the first peek at RPatz in the role, and viewers have been surprised by the hair and makeup choices.
‘I like rpatz’s version of the batman bc he looks like he reads the twilight saga. look at this man. he adds bella’s lullaby to his playlists,’ quipped one.
‘Why does Robert Pattinson look like a dirty Victorian youth in the new Batman?’ asked another.
The predominant hot take is that Pattinson looks emo or goth, with some fans imagining a mid-2000s playlist.
‘Hot Topic Batman? Imagine a Fall Out Boy music video,’ wrote one.
‘Robert Pattinson looking like a goth pretty boy who listens to [My Chemical Romance] and has perfected the smokey eye look is the exactly the kind of batman i’ve been waiting for my entire life,’ wrote another.
A type: Many social media users have joked that he looks like an emo kid who would listen to My Chemical Romance
‘Robert Pattinson as Batman but My Chemical Romance plays in the background,’ tweeted a third.
Several pointed out that it shouldn’t be a surprise that Batman might be portrayed as particularly emo — since the character is already a pretty emotional, depressed kind of guy.
‘Ppl saying Pattinson looks “too emo” — it’s literally Batman I don’t think there’s another comic book character more emo than him,’ one person tweeted.
‘If you don’t think that dressing in all black and dedicating your life to avenging the deaths of your parents and doing it all from a cave is emo then I have some news for you,’ tweeted another fan.
‘Man, y’all trowing out “emo Batman” like it’s an insult like Bruce hasn’t been the most melodramatic woe-is-me hero ever. Bruce Wayne is the blueprint for the sad boi,’ a third chimed in.
Nice! Some are loving the eyeliner and think it looks sexy
Some people were particularly concerned with the character’s eyeliner — though it seems just as many more are intrigued by it.
‘Robert Pattinson with eyeliner now lives in my head rent free all I have to say is…. welcome home,’ wrote one.
‘Shoplifting in gotham city so robert pattinson in eyeliner hunts me down,’ joke another.
Several have also pointed out that every Batman has worn eyeliner with his costume as a way to darken the skin around his eyes, but fans just aren’t use to seeing him with the makeup when the costume comes off.
Movie magic: Colin Farrell’s incredible transformation into Penguin for The Batman has fans and journalists heaping praise on the prosthetics and makeup work
Is that him? Commenters say he looks completely unrecognizable in the trailer
Twitter has had a similarly vocal reaction to Colin Farrell’s appearance in the trailer, with many remarking that he looks unrecognizable as the Penguin.
With the help of some incredible prosthetics and makeup work, Farrell transforms into his version of Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin, who makes three brief appearances in the two-minute-plus teaser.
Following the release of trailer, fans and movie industry journalists were quick to comment on Farrell’s transformation.
‘Wait is Twitter messing with me or is this really Colin Farrell as Penguin in the Batman trailer? If so this is one of the best transformation makeups I’ve ever seen?’ wrote John Squires, editor and chief for @BDisgusting.
‘Wow, so #TheBatman teaser trailer is beyond SICK!! What is also astonishing is that this is Colin Farrell as Penguin!! He’s completely unrecognizable! Can’t wait to see this!!!!’ @MakerBot videographer Mateo Shulman tweeted.
Erik Anderson, founder/owner of @awards_watch commented: ‘Wait…that’s Colin Farrell in #TheBatman?’
Mesmerized: Many fans and journalists had to do a double-take when they saw the Irish actor, 44, in the role of Penguin
A slew of people commented about how much Farrell’s Penguin resembled Mad About You and Spin City actor Richard Kind.
‘No lie. I thought Colin Farrell was Richard Kind,’ film critic Robert Daniels shared on Twitter.
Jamie Jirak, staff writer with @comicbook, was among the many people who had to do a double-take when they first saw the 44-year-old Irish actor in the role.
‘I had to search the eyes to confirm this is, in fact, my man Colin Farrell,’ he commented.
Many Twitter users are excited to see the full film.
‘Seeing this photo of Colin Farrell as the Penguin has put me fully in the ‘on board’ camp for The Batman. Apologies in advance,’ wrote one.
Resemblance? A slew of people commented on how Farrell’s Penguin looks like America actor Richard Kind, who’s best known for his roles on Mad About You and Spin City