‘The Batman’ – First Look at the Batmobile and a Better Look at Batman
Last month Matt Reeves revealed the first look at Robert Pattinson’s Batman via an atmospheric screen test. Today, the director gave us our first look at his take on the iconic Batmobile, along with a new look at Pattinson in the suit, as he shared three behind the scenes images from The Batman on social media.
Taking to Twitter, Reeves shared the images with a simple hashtag and some emojis:
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) March 4, 2020
Reeves’ Batmobile is certainly a more realistic take than anything we’ve seen in recent years. From the tank inspired tumbler in Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy to Snyder’s more comic book inspired take in Batman v Superman and Justice League, this is arguably the closest the Batmobile has looked to an actual car since the classic Adam West series in the sixties. The suit, which looks better here than it did in leaked set photos, also has a more realistic look to it than previous incarnations, going for padding and armor rather than comic book accuracy. I’m still not completely sold, especially on the arms and gauntlets, but I have no doubt it will all make sense and fit in perfectly when we see the full world that Reeves is creating.
There’s still no word on whether or not Reeves’ The Batman is part of the DC Films universe, Both the Batsuit and the Batmobile seem far more realistic than the fantastical world that the DCU has become. But Reeves’ Batman is also said to be in his early years, possibly his second year, roughly two decades before the present day DCU, so it could certainly fit if Reeves and Warner Bros. want it to either now or in the future.
The story of The Batman remains a closely guarded secret even with filming underway in the UK, but we do know that it will see Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne/Batman facing off against Paul Dano’s Edward Nashton/The Riddler and Colin Farrell’s Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin. Aiding him will be Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth and Jeffery Wright as Commissioner Gordon, with Zoe Kravitz’s Selina Kyle/Catwoman no doubt playing in the shades of grey between heroine and villain.
The Batman opens June 25, 2021.