EastEnders' villain is unrecognisable as he stars in The Batman with Robert Pattinson

Former EastEnders star Alex Ferns is unrecognisable from his time on the soap in upcoming film The Batman.

The actor, 53, is best known for having played Trevor Morgan on the BBC soap from 2000 to 2002, with the character having been killed off in an explosion around Halloween.

He was the estranged husband of Little Mo - played by Kacey Ainsworth, also 53 - with villainous Trevor having domestically abused and mistreated her until his death.

During one of his attacks, Little Mo defended herself using an iron - which she hit her husband over the head with. She ended up imprisoned for this, but was later released.

Following her return to Albert Square, Trevor attempted to kill Little Mo by setting their house on fire, though it was him and one of their neighbours who ultimately died.

And whilst the storyline attracted much attention at the time, fans of the show may not recognise Alex in his latest role as commissioner Pete Savage in the film the Batman.

The actor looks totally different from his clean-shaved role as Trevor in a trailer for the film, with him seen sporting grey hair, a beard and glasses in the DC Comics project.

The character is understood to take issue with colleague James Gordon - played by Jeffrey Wright, 56 - joining forces with the vigilante, as the police investigate murders.

EastEnders' villain is unrecognisable as he stars in The Batman with Robert Pattinson

He appears alongside Robert Pattinson, 35, who has become the latest actor to take on the role of Bruce Wayne - also known as Batman - following Ben Affleck 's stint.

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It's said to be set during the superhero's second year of fighting crime in Gotham City, as he uncovers corruption whilst pursuing villain the Riddler, played by Paul Dano, 37.

Other cast members include Zoë Kravitz, 33, as Selina Kyle - better known under the alias Catwoman - and Andy Serkis, 57, who portrays butler Alfred Pennyworth.

The film is due to be released later this week. It has been directed by Matt Reeves, 55 - with him having also co-written and co-produced the project, based on DC Comics.

It's the latest film to feature the masked crusader, with others over the last decade having included the Dark Knight (2008) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).

The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, debuting in 1939. Alongside Superman and Wonder Woman, he remains one of DC Comic's most iconic heroes.

The Batman will be released in cinemas on March 4.

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