With every new Batman movie comes the anticipation of the Batsuit reveal. It sets the tone for what audiences can expect from the overall aesthetic of the film. Now that we’ve gotten our first official and unofficial look at Robert Pattinson‘s bat armor, the question becomes, “how will the Batmobile match this?” Well, Matt Reeves didn’t want us to wait too long for that.
“The Batman” director took to Twitter to reveal a first official look at the Batmobile, and one thing became very apparent: THIS Batman loves Muscle Cars. Gone are the days of the traditional, flashier, gothic-inspired rides of the Burton/Schumacher era, the bulky militarized tank of the Nolan trilogy, and even Zack Snyder‘s sleek hybrid of the previous two. Matt Reeves has instead opted for something more unassuming and dare we say, practical. As shown below, this Batmobile almost takes inspiration from “Knight Rider” as it’s nothing more than a suped-up sports car.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) March 4, 2020
Matt Reeves has actively been generating excitement online through his frequent teases during the production of “The Batman.” We knew Reeves was focusing on a younger Bruce Wayne/Batman during the early days of his career, but the images released thus far point to a grungier punk rock take where the caped crusader will truly have to battle from the ground up to earn the name of The Batman. Reeves appears to be taking a street-level approach to grounding this Batman in the real world. Pattinson’s armor emphasizes protection while his ride is primed to run down criminals in a high-speed pursuit. One has to imagine this realism is also an indication of the type of story Reeves is telling. Fans have speculated that “The Batman” may, in fact, serve as more of a psychological examination of Bruce Wayne, and with the images, Matt Reeves has provided, it’s hard not to buy into that.
There’s much to theorize about with these new images, but one thing’s for sure, Warner Bros. has indeed given Reeves the creative freedom to bring to life a distinctly new iteration of the iconic hero.
“The Batman” hits theaters on June 25, 2021.