NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA — BAT-SUIT. bat-suit. Bat-suit.
Yesterday, the director of The Batman, Matt Reeves, revealed the first official look at Robert Pattinson in the newest iteration of the famous Bat-Suit. For those hoping a return to the rubbery Michael Keaton look, an old-school logo of the black bat on a yellow oval — tough shit. This Batman logo seems more in line with what we saw with Christian Bale’s version of the Dark Knight: angular and slim.
In fact, even though we don’t see much of the new suit, the overall feeling is closer to a suit of armor than spandex or rubber. Again, this is more shades of Bale’s suit and those worn by various comic book iterations of Batman. We’re not sure what the tone of the new Batman film will be, but based on this all-red quick glimpse, the suit will be very utilitarian and practical. (At least, it will be as practical as possible when you consider that someone proceeds from the premise: I’d like to dress up like a bat and fight crime.)
Here’s the super-vague video from Matt Reeves:
There is just one thing missing: We don’t get a sense of how pointed these ears are going to be. The camera pans up to show Pattinson’s chin inside the Bat-Cowl, but we don’t actually see the ears in their entirety. So, what kind of ears are we getting here? The understated tiny ears we’ve been seeing for the past two iterations (Bale and Affleck)? Or could we go back to full-on super-pointy ears of the Keaton films?
’80s kids are praying for the latter, and until we see those ears, there’s no way to know if this Bat-Suit is BIFF-POW or SPLAT.
The Batman hits theaters on June 25, 2021. So, you know, we’ve got a long time to debate this.