Is ‘The Batman’ Logo a Deadly Reminder? | IMDbrief


– [Narrator] Holy bat logo, bat fans! We just got our first
look at Robert Pattinson in the hallowed cowl. On this “IMDbrief,” we
break down the clues that director Matt Reeves has
hidden in this first tease of footage from his
new film, ‘The Batman.’ DC’s new directive is to drop a character costume camera
test to drive fans wild over a year before the movie comes out, and we have fallen into
their trap for a third time. (energetic electronic music) ‘The Batman’ has only
just begun production for its June 2021 release,
but first things first, this Robert Pattinson bat, much like Joaquin’s Joker and
Margot’s Harley before him, is clearly a departure
from past incarnations and a whole lot redder than
all past Bats combined. – Finally! It took you long enough. – [Narrator] Well, except that one. The red motif could play into the rage of a wet-behind-the-bat-ears Bruce Wayne, only 30-years-old in this version and in his second year of crime fighting. – From this moment one … none you of you are safe. – [Narrator] He makes a lot of threats, especially in “Year One,”
the seminal Frank Miller graphic novel that
director Darren Aronofsky tried for years to bring to the big screen as a way to reboot the series after the disastrous ‘Batman & Robin.’ – Chicks dig the car! – [Narrator] Holy bat nipples! Speaking of … It was that very suit, the one
George Clooney wore in 1997, that Pattinson first
tried on for Matt Reeves to ensure that he wouldn’t
look strange in a batsuit. – Never leave the cave without it. – [Narrator] But back to Aronofsky, who envisioned a pitch-black
upstart ‘Batman’ movie with Bruce working out of an auto shop and Joaquin Phoenix in the cape and cowl. And a few elements of Aronofsky’s ideas remain in this hand-stitched bat cowl, and rumors of a custom
muscle car Batmobile à la a Dominic Toretto
‘Fast & Furious’ mobile. No word yet if the R-Patz
Batmobile will also fly. But, speaking of wings, this
bat logo on his chest plate is rather distinct, clearly made of metal, and possible a pair of folded up batarangs with little clips on the ends
for his bat utility belt. – My own utility belt! (laughing) – Gee! Terrific! Can I try it–
– Hands off, you fool! – [Narrator] Another
theory is that this logo is actually made from the
recycled metal of a handgun, even possibly the one that Joe Chill used to murder Bruce Wayne’s parents back on the fateful day in Gotham, a speculation that neatly ties back into the camera test’s color scheme and Batman’s red-hot rage
for bloody vengeance. – I don’t feel anything
emotionally except for rage! 24/7, 365, at a million percent. And if you think there’s
something behind that, then you’re crazy. – [Narrator] Filmmaker and
DC superfan Kevin Smith crafted a similar story
with artist Jim Lee in “Detective Comics” #1000. So, this would be a cool nod to that with the gunmetal symbol
acting as a reminder that death got Bruce
into this bat business, and more death won’t set him free. – If I allow myself to
go down into that place, I’ll never come back. – [Narrator] And this
non-murderous amateur Batman must contend with a rogues gallery of Paul Dano as The Riddler,
Colin Farrell as The Penguin, and John Turturro as
gangster Carmine Falcone. He’ll have Andy Serkis as Alfred and Jeffrey Wright as
Jim Gordon on his side, with Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman
caught in the middle and maybe catching feelings
for the young crime fighter. – Meow. – [Narrator] For more trending bat tales, stay tuned to imdb.com/imdbrief.

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