The Batman revealed a new poster this morning and it gave a closer look at Robert Pattinson’s bat-suit. You can see more detail like the seams on the cowl. Ever since the announcement of Pattinson being cast as Batman, details of the bat-suit and bat-mobile slowly made their way to the internet. From production photos to the red-tinted video of Pattinson wearing the bat-suit and slowly coming into focus.
Director Matt Reeves bat-suit version borrows from different sources over Batman’s history. From Batman: Year One to Long Halloween, there’s been a lot of inspiration combined in the new suit.
During the trailer reveal at DC FanDome, Reeves spoke about putting his own spin on the character, but also knew he had to keep some of the iconic parts of Batman.
“One of the things you have to do is you have to design a bat suit, you have to design a Batmobile you have to have a Batcave you have to have that like all of the things that he’s going to have,” Reeves began. “And so, you know, for me that’s been one of the exciting things and that happened even before we were quite done with the last iteration of the script you know we don’t, we’ve already gone through passes and it was quite clear what the vision of the world was being while I’m writing.”
“This Batcave, the Batmobile, and the bat suit, they took a long time, you know… And we, we worked in the designing of it again, as I was writing in the idea of him being able to fight in it,” he added. “And so they started illustrating and I’d say, I’d say we spent easily, a year to do the bat suit and then to get into the Batmobile and that of course, that part’s a dream, I mean you know you start the idea of getting to do your own version of the Batmobile is like you just kind of like that.”
“That’s the incredible candy, right? like the telling of the story is the hard work and trying to make sure that you’re doing the right thing, Reeves concluded. “And then when you get to dive into the idea of this car that again feels connected to this version of the character a grounded version of the character, this is something that he built and to try and look at those kinds of rough seams and imagine how that works. It’s a, it’s been incredible sort of gift to be able to do that.”
Any thoughts on the new suit? Are you looking forward to the latest interpretation of Batman?