A brand new fan poster for The Batman imagines its DC characters sporting comics accurate costumes. In less than a month, Warner Bros. and DC Films will debut the latest live-action Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Following in the footsteps of Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, and Ben Affleck, Robert Pattinson portrays Bruce Wayne/Batman, in a film separate from the other DCEU titles.
As Pattinson dons the cape and cowl, he’s joined by an impressive cast of allies and rouges including Jeffrey Wright’s Jim Gordon, John Turturro’s Carmine Falcone, Zoë Kravitz’s Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell’s Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin, and Paul Dano’s Riddler. The Batman’s first teaser was unveiled at DC FanDome almost two years ago, sending fans into a frenzy and diminishing any doubts concerning “Battinson.” Every trailer and TV spot that has dropped since has only increased anticipation for the film’s gritty action sequences, cinematography, visceral score, and unique take on arguably comics’ most popular hero.
A new fan poster for The Batman, created by John Black on Instagram, imagines the upcoming film as a comic à la Batman: Year One. The illustration brings together all The Batman’s key players and sees them sport comics-accurate costumes. With the original poster also included in the post, it becomes much easier to see just where Reeves’ vision departs from the source material. Check it out below:
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Batman: Year One was written by Frank Miller and illustrated by David Mazzucchelli. The comic book story arc, along with others like The Long Halloween and Hush, are said to have inspired Reeves’ The Batman – which sees Bruce in his second year as Batman, struggling to gauge whether his vigilantism is actually having a positive impact on Gotham City. Pattinson’s character looks to be more of a social loner than previous iterations; rather than being perceived as an arrogant playboy, his Bruce Wayne is more of a “weirdo.” As he earns the mantle of “World’s Greatest Detective,” he will be locked into a battle of wits with The Batman’s primary antagonist, Riddler, who has been targeting corrupt Gotham elites. That being said, Reeves’ film will also deconstruct Bruce’s family history – and, in turn, his psyche – like never before.
Based on what is known about The Batman, it will be a moody, noir-tinged crime thriller. Where Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight often drew comparisons to Michael Mann’s Heat, Reeves’ film appears to be more comparable to David Fincher’s Se7en – minus, of course, the R-rating. Comic book adaptations, characters, and costumes have come a long way in this century, becoming more and more grounded. Regarding the grit contemporary audiences associate with Batman, Reeves’ could be the ultimate adaptation.
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