‘The Batman’ Director Explains Robert Pattinson’s Emo-Eyeliner: ‘You Can’t Not Wear That’

When the first trailer for Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” debuted in August 2020, it left comic book fans buzzing over the look of Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne.

The character takes off his Batman mask to reveal he’s sporting some serious emo-eyeliner.

It’s taken well over a year, but Reeves finally weighed in on the makeup choice during a recent interview with Esquire magazine.“You can’t wear a cowl and not wear that,” Reeves said.

“All of the Batmen wear that.

I just loved the idea of taking off [the mask] and under that there’s the sweating and the dripping and the whole theatricality of becoming this character.”Reeves also commented on the initial backlash that hit social media after Robert Pattinson was announced as his Bruce Wayne/Batman.

The director shrugged off the outrage, saying, “There has been no actor, when his announcement that he was going to

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