From Michael Keaton's stiff-neck cowl to George Clooney's infamous Bat-nipples, the Caped Crusader has gone through a significant amount of suit shifts.
Aside from different actors donning different suits, just about every star to don the cape and cowl gets multiple variations of the Batsuit. Ben Affleck rocked an armored Batsuit to take on Superman, but he also had a more practical, street-level suit that was more spandex than metal.
Robert Pattinson's Dark Knight has been the talk of the town ever since The Batman's stellar DC FanDome presentation. Fans got their first HD look at Pattinson's Batsuit, and while it was praised, director Matt Reeves teased the suit would evolve with the hero.
Old evidence combined with new knowledge seems to suggest Robert Pattinson will don at least one other Batsuit than the one seen in the teaser trailer.
According to a Reddit user that claims to have worked on the film, Pattinson's first Batsuit will get destroyed early on, potentially by a villain. This will force Bruce Wayne to construct another, one which the user describes as "grey, with full black gloves extending to his forearms and black boots" with a cowl that is made from a "higher quality material" as well as a utlity belt of a "bronze-gold faded color." The user describes the material as similar to the SHIELD Spider-Man stealth suit from Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Interestingly, the user describes a funeral scene getting crashed by a villain. That claim was made on the post six months ago, well before the exact scene described debuted in The Batman's DC FanDome teaser trailer.
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While all of this should be taken with a grain of salt, the accurate description of the funeral scene months before it saw the light of day suggests this user is worth listening to.
Beyond that, it only makes sense that Batman would see multiple suits in his first flick. Reeves stressed that this is not an origin story, but rather a tale from Bruce Wayne's sophomore season as Gotham's vigilante. He emphasized that the Batsuit fans see in the teaser trailer is meant to look like Bruce designed it himself. It is by no means a finished product.
Many doubt that the Batsuit could ever get "destroyed" as the user claims, but if it is DIY'd by Bruce himself, wouldn't it make sense that it is not the most durable? Bruce Wayne has been known as many things, but a seamstress has never been one of them.
The user's description of the new suit also falls in line with comic accuracy. The gold utility belt coupled with the grey and black accessories screams comic-accurate Batman.
The comparison to Spidey's stealth suit could also draw another parallel between the web-slinger and the Dark Knight. Tom Holland's first Spidey suit emphasized an amateur design, but an eventual upgrade from Tony Stark leaned more towards a comic-accurate design. In Batman's case, his second take on the Batsuit would likely see additions that make it appear more faithful to the page.
All information here is pure speculation, but it will be fun to see just how the Batsuit evolves.
The Batman is set to hit theaters on October 2, 2021.