With no superhero movies landing in theaters this year, lots of people hang on any and all news on the topic. Which means it’s probably good that there’s a sizable fan event this weekend, likely to bring a bunch of news with it. Matt Reeves, on the other hand, apparently couldn’t wait until Saturday and decided to share a couple The Batman related goodies with the world.
Reeves took to Twitter, the platform that is in no way a battleground of opinions, with an official logo and special artwork. Take a gander at these two small items.
Starting with the artwork, it’s stunningly done by Jim Lee, who may just be one of the world’s foremost authorities on how to draw Batman. With the punchy red matching the design already teased of Robert Pattinson’s batsuit, it’s kind of hard to dismiss. Going by the words Reeves chose in his tweet, this might be just one of several artistic posters to come out of DC’s Fandome event, this weekend. Although, that could also just be in reference to its general appearance at the event.
Onto the logo. It keeps the red and black style that seems to be the film’s calling card. We’ve seen this in Jim Lee’s poster. In the batsuit video reveal. Now here it is again. There’s no way to tell if that will be an element at work in the movie itself or merely a marketing thing. The emblem though, is a rather cool or at least intriguing take. Zooming in, you can see the beaks and rivets or whatever is keeping the piece together. At the same time, the slim and angular look gives off the appearance of a bat in-flight. That’s unexpected cool.
The Batman is shaping up to be another exciting foray into Gotham’s caped crusader. Part of that comes down to Reeves’ involvement. The other part is the cast that he’s surrounding Pattinson’s Batman with. Paul Dani is set as The Riddler, Colin Farrell as The Penguin and Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman. Rounding things out are Jeffery Wright as James Gordon and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth. With Fandome a few days away, expect more news for the film to spill out. Maybe a teaser with a little bit of footage? At the moment, The Batman is set to swoop onto screens, Oct. 1, 2021.