First pictures of The Batman emerge as filming begins in Scotland

Filming for The Batman has begun in Glasgow, with new images showing the Dark Knight's new suit.

But it seems Glasgow's weather was proving too much for the Caped Crusader. Picture: PA
But it seems Glasgow's weather was proving too much for the Caped Crusader. Picture: PA

The production comes to the Scottish city for the new Warner Bros and DC Comics movie being released next year, with road closures in place until Sunday.

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However, it is thought to be a stuntman seen on Friday afternoon rather than Twilight star Robert Pattinson, who will portray the dual role of Bruce Wayne and the Batman.

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As rehearsals progressed, the costumed man could be seen wiping the rain away from his goggles as the city thought to be doubling up as Gotham was hit with a yellow weather warning on Friday.

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It comes a week after director Matt Reeves shared a first look at the suit in a tweet with the hashtag #CameraTest.

The filming in Glasgow will see a number of roads closed including Wishart Street, Ladywell Street, Cathedral Square, Drygate and John Knox Street.

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Robert Pattinson's stunt double was pictured riding a motorcycle new Glasgow Cathedral. Picture: PA

Diversions are in place around Castle Street, High Street, Duke Street and Alexandra Parade.

The cathedral was also used recently to film scenes for Netflix-sequel The Princess Switch: Switched Again starring Vanessa Hudgens

It comes a week after director Matt Reeves shared a first look at the suit in a tweet. Picture PA

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Parts of Glasgow have been closed off as filming for the new Batman blockbuster begins. Pictures PA / John Devlin