‘The Batman’ Logo Revealed
Reeves revealed the logo on Twitter today:
Excited to share the very first look at our official #TheBatman logo, and some very cool additional #DCFanDome artwork by the amazing @jimlee — see more of #TheBatman at the #DCFanDome global event in the Hall of Heroes this Saturday, 8/22! #TheBatman #DCFanDome #ForTheFans pic.twitter.com/ApfngNbyor
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) August 20, 2020
The stark, red logo represents a major departure visually from past Batman films. Both the Christopher Nolan trilogy and the DCEU films featuring the character all used logos that were in comparison modest. This is the best indication yet of how different this film may possibly be.
In addition to the logo, Reeves also revealed a special piece of artwork by comic book legend and DC chief Jim Lee, featuring Robert Pattinson in his suit from the upcoming film:
Expect more details on the film at the Hall of Heroes portion of the DC FanDome even on 8/22. Production shut down on The Batman back in the spring because of the Coronavirus global pandemic, and it is expected to resume in September, with an anticipated release date of October 1, 2021.
A television series is also in the works for HBO Max, a spinoff set in the world of the film but focusing on the Gotham City Police Department. Terence Winter, who created and ran Boardwalk Empire, will write and executive produce the currently unnamed series.
The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves and co-written by Reeves and Mattson Tomlin. The film stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/The Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, and Peter Sarsgaard as District Attorney Gil Colson.
The plot of the film has yet to be revealed, but given the characters involved, there is a slight possibility it has some connection to The Long Halloween. Perhaps we’ll learn more at this weekend’s FanDome.
Darby Harn writes for Screenrant, CBR.com, Star Wars News Net, and Movie News Net. His sci-fi superhero novel EVER THE HERO debuted in January. His short fiction appears in Strange Horizons, Interzone, Shimmer, and other venues.