Colin Farrell has described the moment he first saw Robert Pattinson as Batman as "gorgeous".

Dublin-born Farrell plays villain Oswald Cobblepot, aka the Penguin in The Batman alongside Robert Pattinson, who plays the caped crusader and alter ego Bruce Wayne.

Speaking to Extra about the first time he arrived on set and saw Pattinson as Batman Farrell said: "I arrived at a warehouse and he was standing on top of the warehouse in the batsuit and his cloak was blowing in the wind… It was such a gorgeous moment to see the Batman.

"It was really cool. He's a lovely fella. I wish him all the success in the world with this.

"He is wonderful in the film.

Trailers for the film have teased director Matt Reeves's darker adaptation of the superhero, as Batman can be seen in violent fight scenes, high-speed car chases and dramatic explosions as he navigates Gotham City and the rise of his rivals.

Pattinson takes over from Ben Affleck as a darker, vengeful Batman alongside Zoe Kravitz's Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler and Farrell as the Penguin.

Speaking to GQ magazine Pattinson said creating the classic character of Bruce Wayne in The Batman was "by far the hardest thing" he has ever done.

The superhero reboot was filmed during the pandemic, which Pattinson revealed he was grateful for as it provided him with stability and something to focus on during this turbulent time.

He said: "I just always had this anchor of Batman. Rather than thinking you're flotsam to the news, you could feel engaged without being paralysed by it.

"Everyone I know, if you had a little momentum going in your career or your life, then stopping, you had to have a reckoning with yourself.

"Whereas I was so incredibly busy the whole time, doing something that was also super high pressure, by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done…. I was still playing Batman at the end of the day, even though the world might end."

The Batman is due in cinemas on 4 March, 2022.

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