Director Matt Reeves opened up about the backlash actor Robert Pattinson received after he was announced as the new Batman in the upcoming reboot of the franchise, "The Batman."

The 55-year-old director explained that every actor, who has played Batman, has received backlash.

"There has been no actor, when his announcement that he was going to be playing Batman in one of the feature films was announced, that has not received a backlash," Reeves told Esquire on Tuesday.

However, Reeves noted there were two types of reactions to Pattinson's casting.

"The people who were excited, I knew it was because they knew Rob’s work post-Twilight," he said. "The people who weren’t excited, I knew it was because they didn’t know Rob’s work post-Twilight."

After working in the "Twilight" movies, Pattinson has been part of various projects including "The Lighthouse," "The King," "Waiting for the Barbarians," "Tenet" and "The Devil All the Time."

The director also explained where the new Batcave was going to be based and the idea behind making it look extraordinary.

"The idea being that some of these wealthy industrialist families had private train cars at the turn of the century," he explained. "So the Batcave is actually in the foundation of this tower. It was [another] way of saying, ‘How can we root all these things in things that feel real, but also extraordinary?'"

Reeves also spoke about the new Batmobile introduced in the upcoming movie. The director explained that previous director Christopher Nolan, who worked on "The Dark Knight" in 2008, has established the Batmobile in form of a tank, noting it was a brilliant idea.

However, the director explained his own thoughts on the new Batmobile was that it was like a "muscle car."

"But I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if this guy is a loner and a gearhead and fashioning these things by himself, taking parts of other cars and kit cars?’ So it’s recognisable as a car this time," he explained. "But it’s like a muscle car. One that he’s made himself."

"The Batman" is slated to release in theaters on March 4, 2022, and will start streaming on HBO Max from April 19. The two-minute, 39 seconds trailer of the movie dropped on Twitter last month.

Batman was originally introduced in DC comics, which was released on March 30, 1939.

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Robert Pattinson stars as Bruce Wayne in Warner Bros. new film, "The Batman," due out in 2021. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Comics