So when is The Batman releasing? Of course, it’s the new one we’re talking about! The upcoming version’s images are out and reveal considerable details about the main characters. The good part is that there are no spoilers.
The Road To Where It Is Now
If you go down memory lane, it was The Caped Crusader to start with. So the big screen was practically lit up after few more hits followed, alongside few failures (taken that well in stride). In the 1940s, two serial movies released and the legacy continued through the 1960s when Adam West and Burt Ward stunned the audience with the adapted Batman series. Tim Burton’s turn was next, with Batman and Batman Returns in his kitty.
Then the character seemed to fall on bad days after Joel Schumacher delivered Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. That wasn’t the end. Residents of Gotham City and Batman reunited in the Dark Knight Trilogy, thanks to Christopher Nolan. Later on, it joined the DC Extended Universe in the famous Batman v Superman, where the run was short. So the universe underwent few changes. Reboot occurred for Batman after the universe separated from DCEU aided by Bruce Wayne.
Matt Reeves’s production The Batman will see a young Bruce, essayed by Robert Pattinson (again) who is currently in the second year playing the character. Furthermore, he’ll explore more corruption that’s entered Gotham City and even developed a connection to his family. Sounds interesting? We bet, it does.
What eyed for a June 2021 release got delayed to even October 2021 and now a further March 22! Most things are kept under wraps, including the teaser that hasn’t divulged much. You can predict few things though from certain images and the new venture wouldn’t disappoint you.
While George Clooney looked a tad comic-bookish in Batman & Robin, the others were more or less style-oriented. This one where Pattinson’s Batsuit is visible from the teaser only shows him in the shadows, and not a clear picture. Strangely, images from a new calendar denoting The Batman have made images viral on the web, so that should help you get closer and a better look at the suit. The armor seems less polished, but quite rough and handmade than the other versions. Note the symbol on the chest carved right inside the suit and filled with metal pieces (points to a mysterious past). If you can connect the dots right, this Bruce will be led more by vengeance ahead of justice.
Just in case you thought what this reveals- this unique design looks amazing, with the muscle car having it’s rear-engine exposed before the world and few add-ons are thrown on the exterior to render a rich blend of aesthetic value and functionality. There’s a DIY vibe in here as much as the Batsuit. No wonder you can figure out the ‘realness that Reeves has probably emphasized here.
Mask And Inspirations Of The Riddler
Since the most crucial plot details are not revealed in any form, it should come as no surprise that ‘the serial killer and criminal mastermind’ Riddler is shrouded in a veil of mystery. One look at the teaser and you would sense Riddler tortures (and also lands up killing) the mayor Don Mitchell. But Dano here is dark, cruel, and violent. He sports a mask, his glasses and his clothes stay covered too, as much as his face. The mask in the film somehow takes inspiration from the Zodiac killer if you look carefully and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that operations-wise, there are glaring similarities.
New Look Of The Catwoman
Aside from Batman and his world, the antagonist is not overlooked. While details about her role haven’t been known, yet the teaser shows Zoe attempting a stealing act from a safe and then facing Batman. This version of Selina’s calendar image is found on the bike, covered head to toe in black. We’re still not sure if the footage shown of the cat costume is the final one or not, but she indeed has a bigger role to play here.
Matt’s take the DC Comics is something to look out for at least as evident from the first look. Naturally, the anticipation is bound to increase.