Over the past few days, rumors circulated around the spoiler-friendly internet that we’d soon get a glimpse of the new Batman. Whether they were legitimate leaks or lucky guesses, they nailed it. On Twitter, Matt Reeves posted a link to test footage of Robert Pattinson in the new batsuit for The Batman. In the red-filtered video, we see a blurry Battinson walking towards the camera. We can’t quite make out the “ears” on his cowl, but we get a glimpse of the bat logo on his chest (pictured above). It also doesn’t have ears. At first I thought it was a pop-out batarang holder. But on closer inspection the bat symbol looks like it’s made out of a gun, likely the gun that murdered his parents. This Batman literally wears his emotional trauma on his chest. Though they could also be pop-out bladed weapons, too.
The cowl looks to be shaped leather, with obvious stitching around the nose. The eyes are tougher to see in the enhanced image below. The mask may have lenses, or it may follow the rest of the history of Batman on film and just show his eyes. The rest of the chest piece looks armored and cobbled together of discrete pieces. It looks like a mix of the suit from Arkham Origins and Lee Bermejo’s design for Batman: Noël. The cape tucks into the chestpiece, but also appears to have an upraised collar.
Since The Batman movie leaks suggest we are getting a tale about the Dark Knight early in his career, it makes sense he would not have perfected the batsuit. The other interesting thing here is the washed-out red coloring. It’s possible this was done to hide the fact that this costume will have the blue and gray color combination from the comics.
The Matt Reeves Reveal Bigger Than The Batman Batsuit Is The New Music
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On Twitter, Matt Reeves revealed the batsuit test footage was shot by The Batman Director of Photography Greg Fraser. Yet, the music in the video comes directly from The Batman score composer Michael Giacchino. We hear a haunting melody played at the beginning and end by simply piano, with strings accompanying. When you see the mask shot, the theme (if that is what this is) gets very heroic but still ominous. Tim Burton’s Batman and Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight both had distinct, incredible themes. It’s not an easy task to follow them, but what Giacchino delivers here is very impressive.
You can check out the full test footage of the new batsuit for The Batman from Matt Reeves below.
The Batman will hit theaters on July 25, 2021.
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Joshua M. Patton is a father, veteran, and writer living in Pittsburgh, PA. The first books he read on his own were comics, and he's loved the medium ever since. He is the greatest star-pilot in the galaxy, a cunning warrior, and a good friend. His book "What I Learned: Stories, Essays, and More" is available in print from Amazon and from all electronic booksellers.