The Batman is set to introduce a new Dark Knight into the DCEU, featuring Robert Pattinson as the Gotham vigilante this time around. Directed by Matt Reeves, it's been revealed that the film will rely heavily on the detective aspect of the DC hero, with the director mentioning that it will “hopefully connect you [fans] to what's going on inside of his [Batman's] head and inside of his heart.”
Given that, it's clear that this version of Batman will be far different from what fans already saw in previous big-screen iterations of the character. On top of that, The Batman will also feature multiple villains such as Paul Dano's The Riddler, Zoe Kravitz's Catwoman, and Colin Farrell's Penguin. Based on the film's first trailer, it appears that The Riddler is going to be the chief antagonist, and this version of the villain seems to be more unsettling than previous iterations of the character.
After a minor delay, production for The Batman is well underway in the United Kingdom, with set photos teasing that part of the film will be set during winter. And now, an exciting look at the latest version of the Batmobile has surfaced.
Reddit user JohnnyJL96 unearthed a brand new look at the Batmobile from The Batman, courtesy of official merchandise from the upcoming CCXP Worlds virtual event.
The second image shows a much darker version of the Batmobile, but the sleek design of the vehicle is still at the forefront.
WHAT THIS MEANS
For every Batman film, the Batmobile is not far behind, and the vehicle's design has been one of the most anticipated reveals ever since. Previously, the iconic vehicle was only seen through set photos and various pieces of concept art. Now, while this design is from an official piece of merchandise, it still provides fans with a detailed look at the latest version of the Batmobile that Robert Pattinson's Bruce Wayne will use throughout the film.
Meanwhile, it is currently unknown if The Batman will have a panel at CCXP, but previous reports may have hinted that the film will be included in the Warner Bros. panel on December 6. As of right now, the only confirmed DCEU panel that will take place in CCXP is for James Gunn's The Suicide Squad and Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 1984. Still, this new piece of merchandise could very well tease that Warner Bros. will be revealing notable tidbits about The Batman this weekend.
Given that The Batman made a splash during last August's DC FanDome, it will be exciting to find out what surprises will be in store for fans this time around.